Capacity Building Project
Goal: To support and strengthen KWO’s capacity to provide essential services to the Karen refugee and village communities.
In order to ensure the effective operation of KWO’s work in the refugee camps, KWO organizes capacity building training for KWO staff and members. These activities have been run regularly for ten years, with various frequency and levels of funding.
In 2009, KWO renewed its efforts to increase the skills and knowledge of KWO staff, members and position holders at all levels of the organisation. Since 2005 in the refugee camps, there has been a high turnover in KWO due to families departing for resettlement and many of the remaining women in camps who were subsequently elected into KWO positions of responsibility, have less management experience and had received less training. In response to this the Capacity Building Project has redoubled efforts to provide appropriate and regular skills and knowledge training.
12 capacity building modules were run for KWO staff in the refugee camps and town offices. All the modules contribute to staff and members being able to make better decisions and work more effectively, enhancing the quality of their support to thousands of people. The modules include: Leadership Training, Report Writing and Accounting, Human Rights and Gendertraining, Democracy and Leadership, SGBV community consultation, Women’s Protection, Basic Law and Social Services, Documentation and Writing, Project Proposal, Budget and Report Writing, Financial Procedures, Income Generation skills for town based staff. This program built the capacity of 1,872 women in decision-making positions through 12 training courses.