Training and Capacity Building

Capacity building is more than just mere training and includes equipping individuals with the understanding, skills, tools, information & knowledge  that enables recipients to perform effectively. Under this program, Biesshop Consulting focuses on training and building capacities of program staff with the core goal of providing technical skills, tools and inculcating a culture of continued practice, application and knowledge acquisition as core attributes of professionalism.

Our Capacity Building program focuses on;

(1) Impact Assessment & Shared Learning (IASL) 

Under this program, Biesshop Consulting develops evaluation strategies tailored to program needs and conducting program, policy and impact for projects. We are also committed and implement informed research action and training practices geared at building capacities and strengthening evidenced based programming and action capabilities for organisations and staff in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data to make informed programmatic decisions and develop issue based advocacy and campaign initiatives. This we do through;

  1. Developing M&E Plans and Frameworks for organizations and groups
  2. Aligning organizational Structures with M&E functions
  3. Developing programs and operations frameworks for routine program monitoring
  4. Developing M&E tools for program focused Impact Assessment and Shared Learning
  5. Carrying out and reporting on Mid and End Term project and program evaluations
  6. Data collection, collation, presentation and dissemination
  7. Carrying out baseline surveys to guide and inform program/project initiation, implementation and evaluation
  8. Developing communication, advocacy and culture for research findings
  9. Conducting desktop and field researches on topical issues
  10. Conducting training and capacity building sessions on Research and M&E concepts

(2) Project Reporting and Documentation (PRD)

Report writing and general documentation are considered as secondary tasks while implementing development projects. The efforts put in writing or preparing project reports by organisations is not even 25% of the efforts put in project activities. Most of the time, reports are written in an apathetic manner obviously bound with the obligation of deliverables towards our donor, when the deadline for its submission is close. Such an attitude itself makes our approach evident. However, reports are the reflection what has been done on the field. Reports provide an opportunity to present and share work on a wide level apart from being just project documents. That makes it all the more important for all in development field to have some idea, how to present work in an impressive manner, how to write good reports. As such, at Biesshop Consulting, we provide services as well as impart technical skills to staff and organisations on;

  1. Professional Rapportuering (report writing) focusing on; (i) Workshop (ii) Conferences (iii) Seminars (iv) Retreat
  2. Staff meeting and activity reporting (customised templates)
  3. Formulating Most Significant Change Stories (MSCS) for projects and programs
  4. Bulk data entry and editing / proof reading
  5. Developing short videos and documentaries for activities, projects and programs
  6. Developing scripts and doing voice overs digital solutions and user guides/manuals
  7. Bulk video/audio transcribing

(3) Program Management Cycle (PMC)

(4) Participatory Social Accountability and Monitoring (SAM)

(5) Effective strategies in Resource Mobilisation & Fundraising

(6) Carrying out effective Advocacy and Campaigns