Round 5 of IM training, in Maiduguri
As part of the capacity building efforts towards supporting humanitarian response actors, iMMAP Nigeria continued their implementation of Information Management (IM) Capacity Building activities by delivering two separate training programs for partners in Maiduguri, Borno State (Round 5), and in Damaturu, Yobe State (Round 6). These IM training and capacity building activities were conducted from 18-22 March 2019 and from 1-5 April 2019 respectively. Overall, these two rounds were attended by 60 humanitarian partners responding to the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
The purpose of these training programs is to strengthen humanitarian partners’ capacities to optimize information management tools, platforms, technologies, and best practices for a better, more effective response in alignment with the humanitarian principles. The capacity building activities were facilitated by iMMAP, in collaboration with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
Round 5 of IM training, in Maiduguri
Round 5 was attended by 32 participants, of which 25% were female and 75% male. By organizational type, 67% were from international NGOs, 16% with national NGOs, 13% with United Nations agencies and 6% with others, including government and academia. Participant nominations came from all sectors, except Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications. The fifth of its kind since 2018, it followed two Training of Trainers (TOT) in the Humanitarian Context workshops conducted in Borno and Adamawa states in January.
Unlike the capacity building activities conducted in 2018, participants in this round of training benefited from the mentorship support of four participants that attended iMMAP’s TOT in the humanitarian context training. This was an opportunity for the IM training participants to benefit from peer support and confidence building, especially during the practical and group work activities.
Participants of the round 5 of IM training, in Maiduguri
The average knowledge level in the pre-training test was 28.8%. After the five-day training, the knowledge level had increased to an average of 67.7% based on scores in the post-training test, accounting for a 38.9% average improvement in observable knowledge and skills.
The Round 6 IM training conducted in Damaturu, Yobe State, was attended by 28 participants of which 29% were female and 71% were male. By organizational type, 35.7% were from international NGOs, 21.4% worked with national NGOs, 32.1% with United Nations agencies and 10.7% with the government. Participant nominations came from all sectors, except Nutrition, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications.
Work group activity during round 6 of IM training, in Damaturu
The average knowledge level in the pre-training test (attended by all 28 participants) was 29.1%. After the training, the knowledge level had increased to an average of 61.2% based on scores in the post-training test (attempted by 26 participants), accounting for an overall 32.1% average improvement in observable knowledge and skills. This was only one of the methods that were used—and alone, may not tell the full story. Additional detail will be provided in an integrated report covering IM training and capacity building activities in all the three conflict-affected states in northeast Nigeria later in April 2019.
Infographic representing the participants' breakdown, and the knowledge increase during round 6 of IM training, in Damaturu
Unlike the case with Borno and Adamawa states, Yobe state could not benefit from the TOT training due to gross insecurity along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in January 2019. The security risk constrained the facilitators' ability to travel to Damaturu.
So far, a total of 254 humanitarian workers in northeast Nigeria have benefited from the Information Management Capacity Building Program: 32 in Round I
, 39 in Round II
, 70 in Round III
, 53 in Round IV
and recently, 32 in Round 5, and 28 in Round 6.
With support from the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), iMMAP started the Information Management Training and Capacity Building Program in Nigeria in January 2018. Under the plan, iMMAP works hand in hand with OCHA and the Sector Coordinators to identify priority IM capacity building needs, design training activities, identify participants, deliver and facilitate the capacity building activities.