Capacity Building of Community Restoration Cluster of UNDP

In the wake of Monsoon floods in Pakistan, the government institutions at all level were unable to respond in an effective and coordinated manner, largely due to the lack of technical capacities of forecasting, responding and managing such disasters.

The Community Restoration Clusters (CRC) of UN provides a platform to all development actors including UN agencies, national and international NGOs, public sector, philanthropist interested in restoration of basic infrastructure of the flood affected communities. It was felt that the members of CRC partners particularly those working in the flood affected areas needs to be provided with appropriate professional development opportunities and equipped with skills to plan and implement their activities in an efficient and effective manner.

In this context, a Training Needs Assessment was conducted by UNDP by holding brainstorming sessions with a group comprising of the target beneficiaries i.e. Staff of National Community Restoration Clusters. In this TNA subsequently six trainings were identified, which included

  1. Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization
  2. Early Recovery Needs Assessment
  3. M & E and Information System
  4. Environment and Gender Mainstreaming
  5. Disaster Risk Reduction
  6. Advocacy and Lobbying

In this regard, UNDP consulted Institute of Rural Management (IRM) for the capacity building of the staff   of CRC in the above mentioned areas. These training events are organized by IRM in different regions of Pakistan like Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Multan, Jamshoro and Quetta to enhance the skills and capacities of the participants in the identified topics in order to prepare them to meet the growing challenges they confront especially in the context of community restoration activities in post flood scenario.

Objectives

The project aims to train staff of CSOs registered with UN Clusters, in writing professional and competitive proposals, conducting early recovery needs assessment, understanding the mechanism of M & E and Information Systems, implementation DRR, Environment and Gender related strategies as well as to prepare them for effective advocacy and lobbying of their development projects and programmes.

 Training Methodology

IRM has adopted following training methodologies during the workshops;

Contact: mdp@irm.edu.pk

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