Tag Archives: Training

Creating chaos for CARE International UK

When you’re sitting in your UK office on a rainy day, working on a report or spreadsheet, it can be difficult to appreciate the crucial role that you are playing in helping the world’s poorest. How do you help all your staff – from finance to fundraising; IT to HR; programmes to policy – to understand and feel part of your overseas work?

That’s just what Aid Works helped Care International UK to do in our interactive, fast-paced and fun simulation for over 120 staff in central London. Continue reading

Building the capacity of women engineers in Uganda

Read how the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, supported by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering, is becoming more gender inclusive, in this guest post for International Women’s Day.

Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) was established in 1972 to promote the general advancement of science, technology and the practice of engineering and its applications, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on those subjects amongst the members of the Institution. Continue reading

Training a new generation of women humanitarians

Read about the new generation of women humanitarians in Bangladesh, in this guest post by the Talent Development Project for International Women’s day. 

Women and children are often disproportionately affected when a disaster strikes. Yet they are rarely consulted, let alone involved, in humanitarian response initiatives. The humanitarian sector workforce is traditionally male-dominated, and this is particularly the case in countries such as Bangladesh, where women are discouraged from humanitarian work by cultural norms and expectations and are vastly under-represented in humanitarian leadership positions. Continue reading

Breaking taboos around family planning in Wajir

Find out how the Talent Development Project broke down socio-cultural barriers to family planning in Wajir, Northern Kenya, in this guest post for International Women’s Day.

Wajir, an arid land in Northern Kenya which is pre-dominantly Muslim-Somali, is reported to have one of the highest numbers of child-brides in the country.  Continue reading

Is our Careers in Aid course for you?

We think our Careers in Aid course is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in a career in the sector – but don’t take our word for it…Hannah Edge, one of our course participants, tells is like it is…

I attended the Careers in Aid course in October 2015. As a student with one year of my Masters in international development completed, I thought I had a good idea of what I wanted from the course and from my career. Continue reading

Mid-term review of the Talent Development Project

Listen to this short podcast summarising our mid-term review of the Talent Development Project (TDP). The TDP builds the local capacity of national aid workers in countries that are frequently affected by natural disasters and emergencies. Find out:

  • How it’s funded and where it’s implemented
  • What our review covered
  • What has been achieved and what could be improved

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Making Training More Engaging – Top Ten Tips

Making Training More EngagingHere at Aid Works, we spend a lot of time helping organisations to improve their training sessions. Training is an essential part of aid organisations’ work, whether it be for staff (both local and international), government workers or local communities. PowerPoint is the ‘go to’ choice for most trainers, but it’s hard to create really effective presentations – we’ve all experienced boring and confusing training sessions with jumbled slides containing too much information! Better learning leads to better project implementation and training is about so much more than just giving people information. Here are our Top Ten Tips for improving how you train others.  Continue reading

University Challenge, Anyone?

Health Committee Meeting in Magwi County

Health Committee Meeting in Magwi County

Aid Works recently partnered with University of Sheffield postgraduates to work with unused data from a large-scale community survey. The survey was originally carried out by the DFID-led Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan with our support, back in 2014. Continue reading

Eliminating neglected tropical diseases through community participation

 

It is estimated that over 1 billion of the world’s most disadvantaged and poor people suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease (NTD), which can significantly affect their physical and emotional wellbeing.

In Mozambique, an estimated 17 million people are infected by lymphatic filariasis  caused by worms, with nearly 40,000 people having chronic conditions*. These victims need to be detected and treated, and the role of the local community is fundamental in supporting sufferers. Continue reading

What can we learn from military planning processes?

Dad's ArmyLast week, Mo and Mia were at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Don’t worry, we’re not planning on joining the army! Instead, we were there to support a multinational Peace Support Operation exercise, acting as humanitarian advisors to around 250 future commanders and staff officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Continue reading