Remote Report Writing Training

The Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) working with Islamic Relief Palestine (IRP) on a funded project by Humanitarian-to-Humanitarian network (h2H) has begun its trainings on 10th October. The training has taken a hybrid approach, two 5 day trainings running simultaneously across 10 days from 10th-20th October, been represented by 15 LNGOs.

The training aims to increase capacity of LNGOs staff to write more robust and better-quality reports for their respective donors with the goal to enable LNGOs to increase their chances of winning projects and secure funds directly from diverse funding sources including international donors.

The following types of learning methods are used during the training course, brainstorming using jamboard on google, buzz groups, case studies, games and exercises to complement the trainer’s material and small group discussion.

The Training takes the participants through a number of steps and key areas: Different types of reporting and its contents, planning phase in reporting, different stakeholders involved in reporting, report structure and the what is included, the different structure of the main body, why it is very important, the main body of the reports and types, different steps of report writing, what is the information/data needed for the report (qualitative and quantitative), the sources of information needed for the report, descriptive reports with analysis, techniques of presenting reports, diagrams and statistic used in reports, best practices and learning lessons, conclusion and recommendations, challenges and limitations and finally how we report the project logical framework reported.

HAD – H2H Project

The Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) has recently received funds from the Humanitarian-to-Humanitarian network (h2H) for project titled ‘Locally Driven Support to Gaza. The network hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) provides technical services to enable better humanitarian action, it works towards an integrated, collaborative service for a more efficient, accountable and effective humanitarian response.

HAD a member of the network, works towards enhancing the knowledge and skills of the humanitarian and international development sector through capacity building, leadership and management development and talent development.

The project titled ‘Locally Driven Support to Gaza’ overall aim is to build the capacity of and support Gaza LNGOs to be better positioned to bid and acquire funds from international donors enabling them to play more of an efficient and effective role in supporting the humanitarian and development sector within OPT. This project entails receiving training in proposal writing, report writing supported by mentoring and coaching to 15 LNGOs in Gaza, in addition to being inducted and supported to work towards internationally recognised working standards, notably towards the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).

Islamic Relief Palestine- IRPAL launched a series of environmental summer camps entitled “Innovation..Leadership..Towards a Sustainable Environment” for its sponsored children and other school students. The camp started with the participation of approximately 1200 children from different governorates of the Gaza Strip.

Remote Capacity Building of Iraqi, Syrian and Yemeni NGOs to Adapt to COVID-19 Context

HAD has completed implementation of an essential and important project aimed at building the capacity of Iraqi, Syrian and Yemeni NGOs to adapt to the current COVID-19 context. Local NGOs from these three countries were provided remote training, coaching and mentoring to adjust to the COVID-19 crisis in order to be able to carry out their indispensable programmes, and build their capacity to ensure their sustainability and business continuity through this and other crises.

The project, which was completed over 2 phases, aimed to build the capacity of local NGOs to develop plans and processes within their organisations that ensure their sustainability and business continuity through the current COVID crisis.

Phase one of the project included a systematic review of the NGOs current capacity through an Organisation Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT). This tool allowed the NGOs to identify what they consider to be the ideal model of what an NGO should be, and how their NGO measures up against this model. The tool was adopted to capture NGOs capabilities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and measure the extent to which the NGOs can be resilient and rapidly respond to their constituencies needs.

Phase two of the capacity building project built on the assessment carried out in Phase 1 – allowing mentors and NGOs to work to build capacities in the areas identified as weaknesses in the ability of the NGOs to respond to COVID and to ensure their own sustainability. Phase 2 included providing online training, virtual mentoring and individualised coaching for the NGOs through the use of expert consultants identified by HAD. This remote mentoring and coaching was based on the individual capacity building and COVID-19 resilience needs of the NGOs. The coaching and mentoring was based on existing online resources for organisational strengthening/adjustment to ensure sustainability, as well as the COVID-19 response.

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