OIC-sponsored Workshop in Uganda on Building Capacity for Responding to Humanitarian Crises

Jeddah- A workshop to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to effectively respond to humanitarian crises and coordinate within the international humanitarian system concluded today in Kampala, Uganda.

The Five-day workshop was held at the initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and implemented by International Medical Corps.

Participants in the Kampala workshop, who represent NGOs operating in Uganda, Somalia and the Sudan, were afforded the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the global humanitarian setting, to familiarize themselves with key actors of the humanitarian world as well as with the principles governing the international humanitarian system.

Following the 5-day workshop, International Medical Corps will deploy subject matter experts in functional areas or domains identified by the participating NGOs to provide onsite support to further strengthen their capacities.

A similar workshop will be held in Tunisia in early May, for the benefit of OIC NGO partners from Yemen, Libya, Jordan and Lebanon, who will also benefit from a post-workshop period of onsite support by subject matter experts.

Source: Qatar News Agency