HIRDA has organized week training course last week of July 2021 In Mogadishu for HIRDA Somalia staff, partners and diaspora volunteers with aim of enhancing diaspora development impact and to capacitate HIRDA Somalia staff, partners and diaspora volunteers to deliver a high quality service to their beneficiaries in more effectively, efficiently, accountable, transparent and sustainably manner.
Training course were Project management including project financial management and leadership skills. The participants have learned during the training project management form initial phase up to the designing, implementation, monitoring and project closing. Further the participants have learned the project financial management and the leadership skills needs to success project implementation. The training counted with the participation of HIRDA Somalia, 8-partner organization and diaspora returnees. 18 participants and 2 observers, with a very equitable gender distribution, attended training course during the entire week.
Participants had a good perception of the training in general, they evaluated the course and the material provided as “very good” and needed. Most of them were pleased to have participated the training and have opportunity to have such training that the language barrier was not the issue. Training has been given in Somali language and was easy for the participant to understand each step of project management and leadership skills needed during the project implementation. Participants indicated that there is a necessity of diaspora skills and experience transfer of different area of organizational development of diaspora led organizations and their partners to make an impact of their programs.
HIRDA is planning to continue capacity building program and engaging diaspora professionals to the development. This project is part of seed funding of diaspora technical support (DTS) of African Europe diaspora organizations platform (ADEPT)