During the week of 16-20 April 2018, iMMAP held its second round of information management training and capacity building activities for humanitarian partners responding to the crisis in the north east of the country.
The purpose was to capacitate the humanitarian responders to leverage and optimize information management to effectively respond to the humanitarian crisis. The training was held in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The training was facilitated by iMMAP, in collaboration with the Information Management Unit, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). It was attended by 39 humanitarian responders, as compared to 32 in round one. Participation was from nine humanitarian sectors, thus, Health; Education; Protection (including Child Protection and Gender-based Violence); Shelter/Camp Coordination and Camp Management; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Nutrition; Food Security; Early Recovery and Multi-sector.
Examined by organization type, 56.4% of the participants came from international NGOs, 20.5% from national NGOs, 18% with United Nations agencies and 5% with government authorities.
The training approach included coaching and mentoring. It combined both theoretical and practical training methods in a complimentary manner.
Participants had the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities, including incident simulations and practical approaches to real-life humanitarian situations to demonstrate timeliness, responsiveness and cognizance of the humanitarian principles in emergency response activities.
The training was delivered through lectures and presentations, technical demonstrations, use of audio-visuals, individual and group discussions and presentation, question and answer sessions and sharing of materials and references for relevant resources.
From the evaluations, an average of 88.5% of the participants rated the facilitators’ knowledge of the subject matter as excellent. 80.3 rated the facilitators ability to explain and illustrate concepts as excellent, while 87% rated the usefulness of the training materials as excellent.
Acknowledgements To the participating sector and sub-sector coordinators for the support provided in identifying and nominating partners to participate in the activities.
To the UN OCHA Information Management Unit in Nigeria for the invaluable support in co-facilitating the training and capacity building activities. Special appreciation to Elizabeth Marasco, Bruno Ngandu-Kazadi, Assefa Yewondwossen and Frederick Atenaga.