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Capacity Strengthening

The page below lists all GNC capacity strengthening initiatives. You can read the description or browse them by topic at the end of the page

The GNC can organise or provide support for training and capacity building actions at country, regional and global level, for different profiles and levels, including one-on-one mentoring support as needed. The following are the main training packages available. Please contact Anteneh Dobamo adobamo@unicef.org for more information.
Note that all training packages below are designed for a maximum of 25 participants due to an interactive nature of the trainings. If more people need to be trained, it is advisable to have several back to back trainings.

GNC Mentoring Programme

Latest revision: 2019

Target audience: Members of the national cluster coordination teams (in both coordination and information management functions)

Summary: The goal of the program is to improve skills of cluster coordination teams in a specific area that is self-identified competeny gaps  by each mentee with the mentor’s support; this area can be in cluster coordination, information management, technical nutrition in emergencies, or soft skills.

Call for registration is annuncced 2-3 times a year.

Duration of mentoring: 3-6 months of one on one mentoring sessions (once every two week)
GNC support in conducting the training:  Contact Anteneh Dobamo adobamo@unicef.org  or apply when the call for application is announced.

Nutrition Cluster Coordination training

Latest revision: 2019

Target audience: National level Cluster Coordinators and co-coordinators, co-chairs, government focal points

Summary: The goal of this course is to introduce participants to coordination roles, responsibilities, approaches, tools and outputs through practical exploration of the Humanitarian Program Cycle and Core Functions of Clusters and to develop knowledge and understanding of the interpersonal skills and skills needed for leading coordination platforms.

Duration of training: 5 days

GNC support in conducting the training: Training organized globally or regionally by the GNC on a regular basis.

Link to the agenda: EN
Link to the concept note: EN
Link to the package: EN

Nutrition Cluster Information Management training

​​​​​​​Latest revision: 2016

Target audience: National level Cluster Information Management Officers (IMOs), including government focal points for IM. It can be adapted by a national IMO to train subnational IMOs as needed. It is not recommended to use this generic package for the sub-national IM training in countries, unless adaptation to local context and tool has been made.

Summary: Course goal is to develop knowledge and skills in nutrition cluster information management and their application to the elements of the humanitarian programme cycle to ensure IM support of all cluster core functions.

Duration of training: 5 days

GNC support in conducting the training: Trainings organized globally by the GNC on regular basis. If a country wants to use this package for sub-national IMOs training, a request can be sent to the GNC for support, however training package adaptation should be done in country.

Link to the agenda: EN
Link to the concept note: EN
Link to the package: EN

Sub-national Nutrition Cluster Coordination training

Latest revision: 2019

Target audience: Sub-national Nutrition Cluster Coordinators and other cluster coordination focal points from the government and NGOs at sub-national level

Summary: The goal of the course it to improve knowledge and skills of participants in coordination, their roles and responsibilities, approaches, tools and outputs through practical exploration of the Humanitarian Program Cycle and cluster core functions, and, to develop knowledge and understanding of the interpersonal skills and skills needed for leading coordination platforms at sub-national level. 

Duration of training: 2 days training + 1 day country tailored workshop (to be designed in a country based on needs)

GNC support in conducting the training: Trainings should be organized by the National Cluster Coordinators. Support from the GNC (remote and in-country) can be requested as needed. There is a list of available vetted trainers (with the GNC) that can be hired directly by countries to co-facilitate the training.

Link to the agenda: EN 
Link to the concept note: EN 
Link to the package: EN , FR

Cluster Approach Awareness training for cluster/sector partners

Latest revision: 2018 EN, 2016 FR

Target audience: National and sub-national level cluster partners.

Summary: The goal of the training is to introduce partners to cluster/sector working group coordination, roles and responsibilities of partners and coordination team, and tools that can be used to improve coordination through exploration of the Humanitarian Program Cycle and cluster core functions.

Duration of training: 3 days (2 days training days + 1 day Cluster Coordination Performance. Monitoring workshop to develop an action plan for improvement of the cluster work for each of the cluster core functions).

GNC support in conducting the training: Trainings should be organized by the National Cluster Coordinators. Support from the GNC (remote and in-country) can be requested as needed. There is a list of available vetted trainers (contact the GNC to access list of vetted trainers) that can be hired directly by countries to co-facilitate the training.

Link to the agenda: EN, FR
Link to the concept note: EN
Link to the package: EN, FR

Inter-cluster training for nutrition outcomes

Latest revision: 2019

Target audience: National and sub-national coordination teams and partners of the Nutrition, health, WASH, Protection, Education and Food Security and Agriculture clusters/sector working groups.

Summary: The goal of the training is to strengthen the ability of country clusters/sector working groups to improve multi-sectoral programming supporting nutrition outcomes.

Duration of training: 3 days (2 days training days + 1 day development a plan to improve convergence of efforts among clusters)
GNC support in conducting the training: Trainings are supported by the Inter-cluster Nutrition Working Group of the GNC and the Global Food Security Cluster, in collaboration with Global WASH and Health Cluster Coordinators. Please let us know if you are interested in rolling out this training to your country. There is also a pool of vetted consultants available to support this training.

Link to the agenda: EN, FR
Link to the concept note: EN, FR
Link to the package: EN, FR

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