Our Partners Gathered in Nepal for a Long-awaited Capacity Building Workshop 

35 partner staff from six organisations were in attendance at the staff training

Last week, we held a capacity building staff training for all our partners. The purpose of the training was to strengthen the capacity of partners in project design and proposal writing, and to provide team building and cross-learning opportunities. This was an extensive and essential effort to bring partner staff together, work on their plans and project strategies, and learn from each other. 

35 partner staff from India, Bangladesh and Nepal assembled in Nepal for the 5-day training which was facilitated by Steve Fisher, an expert in project management and international development programs. 

Key objectives were for partners to:​

  • increase their understanding on what needs to be included in key parts of a project proposal;​
  • learn project design and proposal writing skills they can apply to their work;​
  • workshop existing project designs;​
  • share in cross-learning and networking; and​
  • be trained on communication requirements; finance and governance; and policy expectations (GESDI focus).

It was encouraging to see the passion and commitment of those we work with in-country. The Asian Aid mission to foster sustainable positive change cannot be achieved without the incredible dedication of our partners on the ground. As valued, capable, committed, community development partners of Asian Aid, they have played a big role in bringing that mission to pass, year after year. This training, which had been many years in the making, left staff motivated as they learnt from each other, shared hands-on experiences, and created plans for the future. 

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Author: Pudens Isabel

One part writer, one part photographer & two parts traveller… Three years ago I decided something needed to change, so I quit my corporate job and started working for Asian Aid from my home in India. I travel to projects and schools we support in India and Nepal, bringing you their stories through words, photos and video. Since then I have been visiting Asian Aid projects with my camera and notebook in tow, to bring pictures and stories from the field to you.