AMORRACK Capacity Building, Training and Mentoring (ACTM)
ACTM supports organizations to improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources needed to develop their program/project competencies. ACTM also supports organizations and their staff in their performance through tailored curriculum for a more efficient performance delivery. Further, ACTM supports Communities of practice in Development through capacity building toward social and behavioral change as well as training required for infrastructure development. ACTM focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibits Organizations, people, governments, International Organizations and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based local grassroots organizations from realizing their development goals in order to achieve sustainable results. This is accomplished through strengthening of skills and competencies of organizations, people and communities in businesses and local grassroots movements in order to achieve their goals and overcome issues that could cause exclusion.
ACTM is framed on the belief that capacity building, training and mentoring programs should be iterative and include multiple systems: national, local, institutional and also, involve continual reassessment and be flexible to adapt to changing situations. ACTM provides support at the institutional, personnel, societal level and non-training level (using the UNDP model):
• Individual level –development of conditions that allow individual participants to build and enhance knowledge and skills. It includes the establishment of conditions that will allow individuals to engage in the "process of learning and adapting to change.”
• Institutional level – aiding institutions in program and organizational levels and supporting them in forming sound policies, organizational structures, and effective methods of management and monitoring and evaluation.
• Societal level – Community capacity building at the societal level should support the establishment of a more "interactive public administration that learns equally from its actions and from feedback it receives from the population at large." AMORRACK provides Community capacity building to develop public administrators that are responsive and accountable to their communities.
• Non-Training Level - providing enabling environment to the trained staff to perform at his optimum level.
ACTM implementation includes:
- Conducting Training Need Assessment (TNA)
- Engaging stakeholders on capacity development
- Assessing capacity needs and assets
- Assessing pre-existing capacities through engagement with stakeholders
- Formulating a capacity development response/ strategy
- Implementing a capacity development plan and
- Evaluating the outcome of the capacity development
- Identifying best practices.
Delivered by expert and experienced practitioners, ACTM combines both theory and practice, which, support the use of relevant specific software, products and solutions.
ACTM provides support in the following core areas:
Policy and Data Strategies: Providing comprehensive advice and guidance to enable you to plan, develop and implement data policies and strategies, data management systems, database design and Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI).
Management Training: Periodic and structured briefing sessions on critical technical subjects that enable organizations and individuals to extract more value and utility from their organization’s data and information.
Capacity Building: For when organization is new to the management of data or where staff require additional support to enable them to manage data in new ways.
Technical Training: Hands-on experience of using AMEN software and applications.
Gender Mainstreaming: Assessing always the implications of organizational programming on men, women and the most vulnerable of the society.
One-to-one or one-to-many mentoring assistance: that can be tailored to practitioners, managers and directors, to provide guidance in overcoming specific challenges staff or collaborating organizations faces in achieving operational efficiencies and by best practices.