Three days, 12th, 13th and 14th of July will remain in the minds of NGOs across the northern region as WaterAid Ghana facilitated two separate trainings for them.
The trainings were on Human Relations/ Human Resource Development and advocacy to help in improving the governance systems and to aid the various organizational managements identify potentials of their staff right from the recruitment stage, to work execution stage and to apply the appropriate compensation and rewards they come with.
Organization of the trainings was done by the Wuni Zaligu Development Association which was on the ground carrying out monitoring on the days of the training, to ensure their smooth running.
The trainings which took place in Tamale – Ghana, brought 28 Nongovernmental Organizations in various fields of operation especially with much focus on the water and sanitation sector to access some information on how to make their governance systems more effective.
They included Presby Water, WUZDA, Pumping is Life, ISDED, AFORD Foundation, the Pan African Organization, Savannah Accelerated Development Aid, Anthill Investment Ltd, Information Technology Foundation, to list but a few.
WASH training coordinator at WUZDA, Mr. Ibrahim Abdul Ganiyu at the organization stage expressed some confidence in anticipation to the cooperation organizations will give to the training since it is out to empower them with more knowledge and information on how to strengthen their governance systems for their smooth operation.
The two trainings were ran concurrently for three days with two representatives, one representing in each of them.
Some of the topics considered at the HR session included Human Resource Management, Labour relations and Acts, Employer-employee relationship, Employer-employee rights and responsibilities, recruitment, Job analysis, Contracts, Employee workbook and others.
The advocacy session saw participants go through topics like Comprehensive target analysis, Creating credible information, MP’s Common Fund, Pros and cons of Alliance building, questions on good governance for alliance building, Research planning table, Stakeholder analysis, the RAPID table as well as others.
Facilitators for the two trainings, Dr. Jeff Bassey and Mr. Enoch Cudjoe, expressed happiness about the level of cooperation exhibited by partaking organizations. It was however established that some of the organizations have weak governance systems which in no doubt contribute to their slow growth in their various sectors.
Facilitator of the training from WaterAid Ghana for the HR session, Robert Bruce at the end of it all, also expressed appreciation at the level of commitment shown by participants.
Programme Manager for WUZDA, Mr. Abdul-Karim Ziblim who commented on the sidelines of the session said the participating organizations know the benefits of such trainings which come to them at less or no cost and he is confident they will apply the outcomes to their operations to make their governance systems better.
He added that even though some of the organizations already have some HR desks, their operations are not that proper considering the information given by Dr. Bassey for the HR session.
At the end of the trainings, participating NGOs called for more of the session to be facilitated by WaterAid and other bigger organizations to provide the smaller NGOs with enough capacity and the opportunity to grow.