Building Capacity of Local NGOs to Respond to Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis and Improve Service Delivery in Conflict Affected Communities: Training of Trainers (TOT)

Nov 12, 2016

UNDP Yemen equip 45 trainers from 30 local NGOs to promote response to the crippling humanitarian crisis in Yemen and improve service delivery in conflict affected areas, November 2016.

Sana'a, 10 November 2016 – Funded by United Nations Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) and in cooperation with  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Humanitarian Forum Yemen (YHF) has concluded Training of Trainers (TOT) course on Humanitarian Competencies, Conflict Resolution, and Early Recovery to build the capacity of local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). The training comes as enthronement of two trainings held before aiming to gain and improve skills and experiences to promote a wide scale response to the humanitarian crisis in the country and to improve service delivery in the conflict affected areas. UNDP and YHF are working to develop thematic training manuals reflecting local NGOs experience, which will be also enriched by this training.  In the presence of chairperson of  YHF and project coordinator from UNDP, a closing ceremony was held in the capital Sana'a on Thursday to mark the graduation of 45 trainers, including 30% of women, representing 30 local NGOs from the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, Sa’dah, Hajjah, and Abyan.

Participants were trained on new training skills and approaches in capacity building, conflict mitigation and prevention so they can adopt and replicate their experience to implement high quality and conflict-sensitive projects in the conflict affected communities. In This context and during his speech in the closing ceremony, Mr Hilal Albahry assured that YHF will equip participants with required training materials and will help them in all possible means to fulfill their future duties in their communities.

Project Manager at YHF, Ms. Amal Alkibsi, assured that this training greatly impacts NGOs capacity as well as capacity of NGOs members/workers and governorates they came from. She added that “This project will contribute to peace building and strengthening social cohesion in the targeted governorates by capacity building of NGOs and their employees to be able to carry out humanitarian projects and work in emergency and to lead early recovery initiatives. This project also will enable participants to communicate with government agencies, local authorities and donors."

Mr. Khaled Azab, Trainer on Capacity Building and Development of Conflict Mitigation and Prevention Techniques, explained, "The training is making a constellation of trainers in new topics for our country in humanitarian competencies, conflict resolution, and early recovery. These trainers are continuous effects in the ground to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian and development activities in their organizations and governorates. "

Ms. Halla Aref, participant from “Wojod” for Humanitarian Security, commented that, "The course have met our needs in the field of humanitarian activities and, as I can now transfer all the knowledge, skills, behaviors, principles and standards of humanitarian work to members of my institutions and other humanitarian workers."

Another two batches of more than 120 trainees representing 30 NGOs from the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, Sa’dah, Hajjah, and Abyan were conducted in an effort to reach most of the conflict affected governorates. 

To read more about UNDP Yemen’s work during the ongoing conflict, click here.

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