We said goodbye to the CONTEXT Programme last month (well, almost. We still have one more graduation event to go!). We were joined in Dhaka by 36 disaster relief professionals for two four day workshops, covering the latest thinking and practice surrounding humanitarian response and leadership.
Candidates in our Management & Leadership stream focused upon developing their ability as humanitarian leaders, bringing together and sharing their large pool of experience in the field. Our Core Skills cohort was composed of entry to mid level professionals who wanted to improve their capacity for humanitarian response and move on to more challenging roles within their organisation. We’re eager to see how these workshops have contributed to their professional development when we meet again at our final graduation event this autumn, where we’ll be joined by a number of key players from NGOs operating in Bangladesh.
Over the last two years, it’s been an incredible experience training over 160 humanitarian professionals, beating the target that we set out to achieve back in May 2015. We would like to thank UKAID, Oxfam GB, and the START Network for developing the programme, and giving us the opportunity to deliver it in Bangladesh. Also, a mention goes out to Christian Aid and Shifting the Power, who helped us to reach out further to local NGOs for the final contexts of the programme.