Building African training capacity
Building African training capacity is another important AWARD initiative. Identifying and training high-caliber African trainers to conduct all courses offered by AWARD is an essential component of the project, and is consistent with its overall vision and goals. With support from USAID, AWARD has developed a Training of Trainers Series for selected regional trainers, with the goal of having a cadre of highly competent trainers both for its own training needs and for other organizations.
We now have a pool of 16 top-notch trainers from nine countries who deliver AWARD's courses on mentoring, science skills building, and leadership capacity development. Please meet some of these leading professionals, whose profiles are posted here. We will be adding the remaining profiles in the near future.
Kanaidza Alividza Abwao
Kanaidza’s career has spanned more than 20 years, working in industry and as a consultant in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked in an administrative post in a hospital and at university in the U.S.A. She is currently a business advisor with a focus on people issues and organizational structure.
Ruth is an internationally qualified organization development facilitator and strategic management consultant. For more than 17 years, she has worked with a diverse range of organizations, including corporations and small and medium enterprises, as well as local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). She is currently providing strategic plan implementation solutions to the regional office of an international NGO. More >>>
Monica Namumbya Kapiriri
Monica has 15 years of experience working as a facilitator and consultant, part-time lecturer, program officer, and social development specialist. She worked as a training coordinator for three years (1995-1998) for Community Development Resources Network. Her role entailed course design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
Dr. Chiku Malunga
Chiku has more than 15 years of experience in facilitating organizational and leadership development work, including mentoring and coaching in several countries in Africa and Europe. More >>>
Dr. Maria G. Nassuna-Musoke
Maria brings more than 16 years of experience as a trainer at university level and 10 years of working with rural communities. Her core competencies include training, facilitating change processes, mentoring, coaching, team building, strategic planning, process documentation, design, implementation of project monitoring and evaluation processes, as well as training in agricultural and social-related matters. More >>>
Francis has more than 27 years of professional experience in poverty reduction strategies acquired as a country director for a non-governmental organization, as a 50-hectare hobby farmer in Senegal, and through consultancy and business services provided in Africa and North America.* More >>>
Pamela is an experienced trainer, facilitator, coach, and management consultant, who has worked for more than 18 years with a wide range of clients, including corporations, government departments, and non-governmental organizations. More >>>