The state faces a shortage of personnel trained in participatory approaches and prepared for innovative thinking and actions. NGOs face a general crisis of manpower both in terms of number and professional quality. Complex demands are being placed on the personnel of Government and Non Government Organizations for performance of new and innovative roles in development projects. These require acquisition of new skills, professionalism, management styles, structures and information skills. ARAVALI plays a pro-active as well as a responsive role in this broad sphere through facilitating training of personnel in specific subject areas, building management skills in GOs and NGOs personnel, undertaking information exchange and knowledge sharing; Catalyzing cross learning through deputation and placement and providing professional support in management, action and research.
ARAVALI’s mission is to enable emergence of credible voluntary agencies in every district of the State, which are accountable towards the society and to create a critical mass of voluntary agencies in every district who are capable of taking up and executing development programmes with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness has been guiding our efforts.
Our initiatives in human and institutional capacity building are thus dedicated to the cause of empowering small voluntary agencies to take up larger roles in development in their respective areas. It also attempts to aim and focus on achieving its goals through a four-pronged strategy which involves: Information Support, COSAP, Personnel Support, Training Support, Inputs on specific issues to NGOs and continued handholding.
Training Programme undertaken by ARAVALI
ARAVALI has organized customized and need based training for partner NGOs as well as Government and PRIs.
ARAVALI believes that in an organizational context, a typical capacity building intervention is a process of both empowerment and enabling. It helps us achieve that all actors perform effectively both in doing their own work in their own field and level of operation, and working in collaboration or partnership with others operating in other fields and at other levels. Capacity enhancement interventions aim to achieve the good governance, planning, management and implementation capacities of voluntary organizations. It is an enabling process that ensures that the human and the institution (within an organizational set-up) have the information, technology, skills and support system to achieve the mission.
Though many capacity enhancement initiatives may start with a training programme, it usually evolves into more personalized support through follow-up programmes and contact with the trainees at the organisation level.
HICE- Human & Institutional Capacity Enhancement
To many people and organizations the term capacity building stands for merely training or human resource development. Certainly this is a very major component of it. However, if the human resource of any organization is to perform effectively, it needs more than just their own capabilities. They need an institutional and organizational environment conducive and supportive to their capacities which can also complement their efforts.
Based on this understanding ARAVALI’s capacity building approach involves the three critical aspects namely human resource development, organizational development; and institutional development.
conducted by ARAVALI during last three years
|S. No.||Name of the training||No. of Events Organized||Learning Objectives|
|1. Human Resource Development Interventions (Generic & Technical)|
|1.1||Training on Management Information System (MIS)||2||To enhance database management and analysis
capacities of development workers engaged with Microfinance Program.
Exclusive software was introduced for the purpose. Hand-on training was provided to participants.
The training components include basics of data management & analysis, administration of data formats and the software and troubleshooting methods.
This was done in collaboration with DHAN Foundation- a leading organization working in the field of Microfinance.
|1.2||Training on Basics of Microfinance||3||To build capacity of organizations in Microfinance
programming and operation
The course content include specific sessions on Group Sustainability, basics of saving and credit, book keeping, accounting, insurance, portfolio management, bank linage procedures and micro enterprise and livelihood fiancÚ.
|1.3||Training of Trainers (ToT)||2||Aim of this program is develop internal “resource persons” for voluntary organizations working in the field of Microfinance.|
|1.4||Training on Accounts Management||3||To enhance accounts management capacities of the
To establish standardized, transparent and credible accounts system in organization
|1.5||Developing Human Resource for Livelihood Promotion (Local Livelihood Interns)||1||To develop appropriate localized human resource for
livelihood promotion activities
Participants of this programs are educated youths of rural areas working with voluntary organizations
|1.6||Basic orientation on Rain- fed Agriculture||2||To develop technical capacities of development workers engaged in agriculture promotion & extension work.|
|1.7||Maternal and Perinatal Death Inquiry (MAPDI) Training||1||To develop capacity of health workers and animators to conduct and administer the MAPDI questionnaire.|
|1.8||Training on Livelihood Promotion (Wadi model)||2||To build capacities of voluntary organizations
working in the areas of NRM based livelihood promotion.
WADI model is developed by BAIF and has been found effective in developing livelihood opportunities for poor and marginalized farmers.
|1.9||Training on Community Based Participatory Irrigation Management (Tank Irrigation)||2||To enhance applied understanding of development workers in the field of participatory irrigation management (PIM).|
|1.10||Training on Insurance||2||To build capacity on voluntary organizations in the area of insurance (life and assets).|
|1.11||Organizational Development Training||3||To develop voluntary organization’s capacities on Perspective planning, vision building , systemic capacity and strategic management|
|1.12||Training on Pasture Land Development (Chauka model)||2||To build technical capacity of development workers
in the area of development and management of pastureland.
Chauka model is developed by Gramin Vikas evam Navyuvak Mandal Sanstha Laporiya (GVNML).The model is found effective for rain-fed areas and is being replicated at a wider level.
|1.13||Exposure Visit to Watershed Committees||1||To provide learning opportunity to development workers in the area of institutional building processes.|
|1.14||Interface meeting with Voluntary Organizations||5||To raise voluntary organization’s understating on development issues and challenges of Rajasthan and role of state and voluntary sector to address the challenges.|
|2. Management Development Programs|
|2.1||Social Analysis and Management Development Program (SAMDP)||2||SAMDP aims at addressing capacity building needs of
mid carrier development workers.
It is a 40 days residential course designed as a combination of eight core modules.
|2.2||Microfinance Management Development Program (MMDP)||1||This is a 10 days program designed to developed
operational skills to run a microfinance program.
Participants of this program are workers of voluntary organizations.
|2.3||Para-vet Training||2||Developing localized human resource to address
livestock development & promotion intervention.
The training was done in technical collaboration with the Bhartiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF).
|3.1||Workshop on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)||1||To develop operational understand of development workers on the NREGA act|
|3.2||Workshop on Community-NGO-Public-Private Partnership (CNPPP)||1||The workshop provided a platform of discussion to
different stakeholders interested in social development processes.
The workshop was attended by representatives from Voluntary sector, corporate sector, Government, Media and social entrepreneurs.
|3.3||Workshop on Watershed Development||2||To enhance technical capacities of development workers in functional areas of watershed development and management.|
|4. National Level Events|
|4.1||Colloquium on Microfinance||2||It’s a national level event organized every year.
It provides an experiential learning opportunity to organizations and individuals engaged in microfinance interventions.