Capacity development

ReDSS works to strengthen capacity, collective monitoring and learning on durable solutions and leverage members’ expertise.

As more and more actors are involved in the search of durable solutions, there is an urgent need to strengthen the capacity of practitioners and policy-makers to provide them with the required legal and technical skills to address durable solutions. It is critical to build a common understanding on how to address durable solutions for displacement affected communities in the region.

ReDSS has developed in 2016 developed a basic training package for practitioners and policy-makers. The training content was developed under the guidance of a Steering Committee made up of IGAD, the World Bank regional office (for HOA), UNHCR  Somalia and other regional, humanitarian and development donors, including DRC, IRC, NRC, Save the Children, Refugee Consortium Kenya and Inter-Aid Uganda.

ReDSS trainings are set within a continuous reflection and adaptation learning cycle to simultaneously address key technical gaps and operational challenges. As the objective is not to have a one-off training, ReDSS capacity development strategy supports a conducive learning approach through: 

  • Rolling-out the technical and policy training package in the various countries in the region
  • Mentorship, coaching and peer learning through the creation of a network of technical people
  • Developing other learning tools such as online tutorials beyond physical training

To evaluate its learning and knowledge management strategy, ReDSS applies the Kirk Patrick’s model which is a worldwide standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training and learning approaches. Please refer to our learning framework.