AfriHeritage’s Communications Officer, Obianuju Eloji, took part in a training program organized by The Institute of Humanitarian Studies and Social Development, Abuja. The event which took place between 21st and 24th May 2019, is in line with AfriHeritage’s HR policy which ensures staff capacity development through periodic trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences. At AfriHeritage, staff capacity building and development is vital and part of corporate culture as instituted by the founding fathers of the institution.
The training which featured staff of other non-governmental organizations, ministries, departments and agencies of government as well as international organizations and foundations like the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Victims Support Fund (VSF), focused on crucial aspects of NGO management, proposal writing, fundraising, advocacy and community needs assessment. It also includes community mobilization and resolving and managing conflict using UN diplomatic tracks. The training which is designed to achieve such objectives as:
- enhancing professionalism and to equip participants with the necessary skills in tandem with global best practices and international standard in the management of humanitarian and non-profit programs.
· - to add value cum intellectual direction to the field of non-profit and humanitarian programs through harnessing existing potentials and increasing efficiency in the sector.
According to Obianuju Eloji, “I learnt a great deal from the IHSD training within a short space of time and the output at the end is commendable. The training is highly recommended for every person in the development sector”. The newly inducted ‘humanitarian’ was awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in Humanitarian Services, and is now a facilitator at the Institute of Humanitarian Studies and Social Development.