Capacity building

A key mandate of SMART East Africa is to build SMART capacity in the region. Beneficiaries of various levels of trainings and other capacity building events include INGOs, national NGOs, multilateral organizations, and, importantly, government departments working in nutrition and health.

Recent capacity building events

Field supervisor and survey manager trainings

Since 2014, SMART East Africa has facilitated the following capacity building events with a focus on survey manager and field supervisor trainings.

  •    Nairobi, Kenya (August 2016) – Survey manager
  •    Nairobi, Kenya (July 2016) – Survey manager
  •    Nicosia, Cyprus (July  2016) – Survey manager
  •    Kathmandu, Nepal (March, 2016) – Survey manager
  •    Kabul, Afghanistan (February 2016) – Survey manager
  •    Maanzoni, Kenya (February 2016) – Survey manager
  •    Nairobi, Kenya (September 2015) – Field supervisor
  •    Juba, South Sudan (May 2015) – Survey manager
  •    Nairobi, Kenya (February 2015) – Survey manager
  •    Juba, South Sudan (December 2014) – Field supervisor
  •    Aweil, South Sudan (November 2014) – Field supervisor
  •    Juba, South Sudan (September 2014) – Survey manager
  •    Dadaab, Kenya (August 2014) – Field supervisor
  •    Burundi (May 2014) – Field supervisor
  •    Nairobi, Kenya (May 2014) – Field supervisor
  •    Nairobi, Kenya (March 2014) – Survey manager

Master Trainer

Master trainers are developed to ensure a sustainable cohort of technical professionals with the ability to co-facilitate trainings and build capacity in conducting SMART surveys in stakeholders that use the methodology. A SMART master trainer is an individual who has the technical ability and experience in conducting surveys and the skillset to train other survey managers in the SMART methodology.

A master trainer course was held in Nairobi in March 2015 for nine participants, and helped develop their training skills to be able to communicate the complex statistical concepts of SMART.