ENHAnce Horn of Africa
Expanding National Humanitarian Ability
37 participants representing 16 organizations
37 people are taking part in ENHAnce Horn of Africa in 2012. There are 19 participants on the Management and Leadership Skills Development Program and 18 participants on the Core Skills Development Program.
29 of the participants work for international NGOs, 7 work for local NGOs and 1 works for the Government of Kenya.
Participants’ progress so far
ENHAnce participants are encouraged to focus on their learning for the period of the program.
You can follow the progress of the participants: click to download a calendar of the ENHAnce Horn of Africa Learning Journey.
ENHAnce blends a variety of learning methods:
- Two 3- to 4-day workshops: led by expert facilitators, these cover key skills, behaviours and issues in-depth
- Coaching: 1-to-1 sessions for participants to identify their own learning priorities and explore related issues with trained coaches
- Buddy Groups: for participants to support and learn from each other
- Independent Learning: participants spend 2-3 hours a week throughout the program, accompanied by a workbook
- Emergency Simulation: an event the end of the program in which participants apply the skills and behaviors they have developed
The need for ENHAnce
When a humanitarian emergency strikes, national staff are essential to implement a quick and appropriate response.
Many of these staff will have little or no humanitarian training or experience and so they might not be able to transfer their skills to the emergency context effectively.
ENHAnce aims to:
- Develop core humanitarian skills and leadership competencies of existing staff at national level
- Build a network of humanitarians who can work effectively together to improve overall speed and quality of response for disaster affected people
The ENHAnce learning programs are based on the Context materials, which were developed and piloted by Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) between 2010-2012.