Capacity building dovetails smooth-flow of operations in organisations

By Liberty Mutamba

GWANDA – NON-Governmental Organisations should research first and understand
community needs rather forcing their ideologies on members of the community, a clergy man has warned.
Speaking during an interactive capacity-building meeting organised by the Nkomwa
Foundation Trust, Fr Christopher Ngwarai of the Roman Catholic Gwanda Diocese said:
There is need for one to research about the community before implementing a project.
As an organisation strives to initiate development in the community, there is need to ensure
research about the community. While in the implementation of project the issue of equity,
fairness and anti-discrimination is of paramount importance, Fr Gwarai said.
Nkomwa Foundation Trust (NFT) staff were being apprehended on the issues as they
routinely visit communities carrying out their work. The organisation caters for those with
Also present at the capacitation meeting, was the Director of Hope for Youth and Children
Foundation Trust, Vusumuzi Ndlovu, who appreciated the work being done by NFT.
“It is my pleasure and gratitude to NFT for the invitation to attend the staff capacitation on
development work, team-building, safeguarding and protection. The refresher engagement
was critical in unpacking the role of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in
development work and how to ethically undertake work in communities, he said
In his keynote address, NFT Director, Pick Nkomwa, said it was of great impact to have a
smooth flow of operations, which was attained by capacity-building.
In this contemporary business world, it is imperative to keep the employees abreast of the
changes for effective service delivery to the communities. I am grateful to our partner for the
facilitation and also other sister organisations, who attended.
I believe the knowledge imparted will go a long way in the smooth flow of operations, he

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