Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ghana has launched a three-day training program for the staff of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Organization (NABOCADO) in Safe and Dignified Programming in emergency and humanitarian response services.

The workshop is part activities of the Empowering Partners Organizations in Emergency Response (RMPOWER) project, designed to enhance the partner organizations’ capacity in implementing effective emergency relief services.

Dr. Ayembilla Joseph, the Human Development Coordinator at NABOCADO, welcomed participants to the session and expressed his enthusiasm for the EMPOWER project. He emphasized the importance of taking the initiative and activities seriously, as they will help develop the potential and skills of the staff in delivering humanitarian assistance, a crucial aspect of NABOCADO’s work.

“I urge all of us to be fully focused and attentive to the information being shared with us. EMPOWER aims to enhance our capacities as individuals and as an organization, and CRS is committed to supporting us in achieving that goal,” Dr. Joseph stated.

Melissa Roggero, the Technical Advisor for Safe and Dignified Programming at the Humanitarian Unit of CRS, emphasized the significance of Safe and Dignified programming for organizations in implementing emergency and humanitarian services.

She noted, “I have observed that donor organizations are increasingly prioritizing Safe and Dignified programming in their proposals review and criteria. In the future, it may become a requirement for many donor agencies in funding and proposal acceptance.”

The first session of the workshop focused on Analysis, Targeting, Diversity of Needs, Information Sharing, and Community Engagement and Participation, providing participants with valuable insights and skills for their humanitarian work.