Capacity Building and Empowering Organization through Partnership with MDF: A capacity development grant awarded from Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), NUFFIC.

Capacity building is the process by which individuals and organizations obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment, and other resources needed to do their jobs competently. Community capacity building is the element that gives fluidity, flexibility and functionality of a program/organization to adapt to the changing needs of the population that is served, thus takes place at an individual, an institutional, societal level and non-training level.

Considering all elements, based on organizational and training need assessment of all individual’s, a total of 8 trainings were designed for different tires in the year 2019.

Bandhu and MDF designed a project collaboratively for developing the capacity of the Bandhu’s employees including field staff and submitted to the NUFFIC under the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)-Tailor made Training (TMT) grants. And the proposal awarded the grants for an year .

The experts from the MDF facilitated the sessions over the year. Besides the regular training, MDF also initiated a coaching process to follow up the training learnings and its utilizations in the ongoing works. The trainings were:

  • Social Business Development Approach
  • Leadership and People Management
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) For HO staffs
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) For Field managers
  • Resource Mobilization and Fund Raising
  • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
  • Result Based management
  • Writing winning proposal

Under this capacity building project, a total of 160 staff members enhanced their knowledge on particular issues. In addition, as a result of those training, Bandhu developed a draft organizational sustainable business plan with the direct guidance of MDF and also formed a resource pool with the staff of Bandhu to mobilize resources using the learning of training

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