As part of Country Networks strengthening, INERELA+ Secretariat held a virtual capacity-building workshop from the 24th to the 25th of April 2023. The training was attended by all the 15 country Networks. The training was conducted by the secretariat programmes team, led by the Projects Coordinator, Thabo Sibiya, and MEL Advisor Bobo Chazireni. The training included activities that assisted with the tracking of the learning progress of the participants. This assisted the Country Networks to engage and be interactive throughout each day of training. The content of the training was informed by the gaps that the Secretariat team observed in the past 12 months and by the needs assessment survey sent to the Country Networks in February 2023. The training strengthened the participants’ abilities to implement projects as per funders’ requirements, impact project reporting as per the given templates, develop success stories, case studies, and effectively use the Hub and the INERELA+ Outlook emails address.
The training did not only build and strengthen the capacity of the participants, but it promoted knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas on project implementation between Country Networks through assigned group work. The groups played a huge role in giving everyone an equal opportunity to voice their opinions. Since the training was attended by almost all the INERELA+ Country Networks, creating groups made the facilitation process effective. Participants were given different topics around the issues of GBV, HIV, SRHR, and Human dignity to work on and present back to all attendees. The method assisted the facilitators and the participants in successfully measuring the outcome of the training.