Somalia : Team training in Mogadishu

Published on Friday 27 March 2015
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In early March, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL team in Somalia attended a training session on project management. A first for both teams in the country based in Gedo and Galgaduud which until not had the opportunity to discuss their daily challenges.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s Kenya – Somalia teams recently had the opportunity to attend a training course on Project Cycle Management organised in cooperation with RedR UK. Training took place in Mogadishu from 4th to 10th March 2015. In total, 31 people – from both regions where SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL intervenes (Gedo and Galgaduud) – took part. “It was the first opportunity for the teams to meet each other and to share challenges and successes that each had encountered”, explain Aneta Sarna, country director. Each team member had an opportunity to talk with the mission’s Country Director to discuss day-to-day operational concerns. Physical interviews that helped to strengthen ties between Somali members and country director.
Everyone appreciated this opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge” with the support of the Country Director and HQ. It was a big step for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s operations in Somalia.

Improve assistance to 128 000 people

The training focused on project management and development, with sessions on planning, monitoring and evaluation, among other subjects. The participants particularly appreciated the interactive approach, which created an environment in which each team member – from the most junior hygiene promoter to more experienced field coordinators – was able to speak freely.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s Somalia family enjoyed a week of challenging training, which will help us increase the quality of our projects and build the capacity of the team as a whole. We are grateful to RedR UK for supporting us in preparing and facilitating the training. It was a fun challenge that we’re happy to have accepted!”, said Anetha, the Country Director

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operates in two regions in Somalia, with activities focusing on WASH and Food Security and Livelihoods. In 2014, the mission provided humanitarian relief to 128,250 people.