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Capacity Building of Stakeholders
Build the capacity of communities, civil society organizations,
Government, private sector and professionals in the design and implementation of market based natural resources management approaches.
NAHI has over the years facilitated training of her partners in conservation, including CSOs, CBOs, Local Governments, private businesses, community groups, private forest owners and farming communities to enhance their skills in ecosystem conservation in the productive landscapes of Uganda. Training is mainly provided through facilitated workshops at national and sub national levels, on-farm/hands-on demonstrations, internship program and use of information materials like posters, among others.
Selected specialised trainings
- Training in communities in forest-based enterprises eg. beekeeping and general apiary management, crafts making
- Training communities in tree planting and management, including fruit trees
- Training of communities in nursery establishment and management
- Training community monitors to facilitate designing, implementation and monitoring of forest management interventions
- Training communities in developing individual forest management plans
NAHI internship program
NAHI runs an internship program that helps young professionals to gain hands-on skills as they also contribute to implementation of our programs and projects. This is part of NAHI’s broader capacity building program aimed at enhancing skills among individuals, communities, CBOs, NGOs and government institutions.
The program was initiated in early 2008, and is open to both national and international higher institutions of learning like Universities and Colleges where students and fresh graduates are given an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in line with our program areas of work. The program equally helps the organisation to effectively implement her activities.
The Internship program is structured in three ways:
- Resident interns: This is where fresh graduates are recruited on a full time basis for a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year. During this period, interns are exposed and helped to put into practice what they learnt at school while they provide support in different program areas. NAHI sometimes retains some interns because of their competence and unique skills for longer periods.
- Student Interns: This is a category of interns who are mandated to undertake industrial training as part of their fulfilment for the award of their degrees from their respective institutions of learning. Such interns are assigned supervisors in their respective departments of placement, alongside their university supervisors, to assign them duties, mentor and provide them with necessary hands-on skills.
- Part time interns: These come on board as and when there is a specific activity to accomplish lasting for a minimum of one week. This category of interns is especially helpful in undertaking field short-term activities for specific projects.
By the end of the internship period for each internship category, each intern is expected to have gained on-job skills that can help him/her to compete favourably in the job market with in conservation and other related organisations. Besides, these interns get the opportunity to be absorbed within NAHI and other organisations if there are opportunities where their skills are relevant and required.