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Training of Afghan managers working for international NGOs in Afghanistan (Kabul and the provinces)
December 2009 - March 2013

Key word: Southern Asia /

From December 2009 to March 2013, Groupe URD has been running training courses for Afghan civil society organizations (particularly for Afghans working for international NGOs). To help implement this project, Groupe URD established a partnership with ACBAR – the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief to implement the project. The project ended on 31 March 2013, with the aim of handing over to ACBAR’s Afghan trainers so that they can run the modules that have been specially developed for the local context.

 Training modules adapted to afghan context

The training modules were developed with funding from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the French Embassy in Afghanistan. Groupe URD carried out an assessment, in France and in Afghanistan, to better understand training needs and design tailor-made training courses. The project ended on 31 March 2013, with the aim of handing over to ACBAR’s Afghan trainers so that they can run the modules that have been specially developed for the local context.

Each course lasts for 5 days and is limited to 20 participants.

  • Module 1. From data collection and analysis to report writing and decision-making
    Overall objective: to be able to collect data, to analyse it and make relevant decisions based on this data, at each phase of the project cycle.
  • Module 2. Project design: building an intervention logic
    Overall objective: to have a comprehensive understanding of the different components of humanitarian projects and to be able to play an active role in project design and proposal writing.
  • Module 3. Managing a team according to project objectives
    Overall objective: to be able to lead a team during project implementation and to make relevant decisions for the project and the team according to changes in the context.
  • Module 4. Humanitarian Principles
    Overall objective: to allow participants to understand why it is important for aid organisations to adhere to humanitarian principles as they have real operational consequences in the field.
  • Module 5. The integration of environmental considerations into humanitarian programmes
    Overall objective: to provide participants with comprehensive understanding of the importance for aid actors to integrate environmental considerations into their programs for the benefits of the population.
  • Module "Training of trainers"
    Overall objective: to be able to facilitate trainings. It combines different training and presentation strategies with practical exercises and small training sessions led by the participants. This enables the participants to experience and directly put into practice the new skills they learn during the training course.