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Capacity Building

The main components of the training and capacity building activity include the following:

 Training and capacity building a strategic plan.

The training and capacity building strategic plan will develop the strategy for building the capacity of the SL-NSDI community through facilitation and coordination by the NSDI Staff. The plan will propose several implementation activities as needed in order to satisfy the objectives of the tactical and long term strategy. The strategic plan will be reviewed periodically by NSDI Office.

Training implementation program for NSDI staff. A technical training program shall be developed and implemented during the first year of the NSDI Office operation in order to build the capacity of the recruited NSDI staff. This will be done after assessment of the competencies and qualifications of the existing staff and the conception of the necessary training activities that will need to be implemented in order to build the capacity of the NSDI staff and help them fulfill their delegated roles effectively.

Capacity building performance evaluation. Performance evaluation framework and standard operating procedures shall be developed and applied in order assess systematically the performance of the training and capacity building programs as well as the individual performance of the trained staff. The purpose is to make sure that the training programs are continuously aligned with the SL-NSDI Program business objectives and that the end users are achieving maximum benefit from the program.

Collaborative environment for community development. A coordination framework for community training and capacity building will be developed. The purpose is twofold: on one hand, create a common pool for sharing information about existing national and international programs and initiatives related to SL-NSDI/ EGIS training and capacity building at the level of educational institutions, vendors, non-governmental organizations, etc…on the other hand, benefit from an economy of scale through a central management, where appropriate, of the SL-NSDI community members participation to on-going training, capacity building programs and joint professional development activities. This can be achieved through the coordination and facilitation role of the NSDI Office.

Continuing education and professional development strategic plan. A strategic plan shall be developed that will provide the incentive and support environment for agencies staff from different disciplines and with varying experience in order to pursue advanced and/or continued education. This shall be achieved through a spectrum of affordable continuing education and professional development programs that are offered to the staff of the stakeholder agencies.

Partnership program with educational institutions. The activity will develop a toolkit or template for a master partnership program with international and/ or local educational institutions that may include university, colleges, technical education centers, etc…In addition, partnership programs will be established and activated with national and international institutions respectively.

Virtual Training Campus. The NSDI Office shall implant the seeds of a virtual training campus and shall grow it in the future as needed. The campus will be hosted in the geospatial web portal and will allow the SL-NSDI community members to access via the internet basic training courses and interactive virtual training material through which they can gain a quick hands-on experience in the utilization of the basic services that are offered by the geospatial portal and data clearinghouse.

 

Following capacity building session were conducted.

 

No.

District

Workshop Schedule

Training/ Workshop

No. of Participants

Tentative Dates

1

Colombo

One day

Administrative user training – Session 1

20

3rd December

2

Colombo

Half day

CIO awareness workshop

50

4th December

3

Colombo

Half day

Operational level user training

25

5th December

4

Colombo

Half day

Operational level user training

25

6th December

5

Anuradhapura

Half day sessions on the same day (Morning and Afternoon)

Operational level user training

25*2

7th December

6

Kandy

Half day

Admin training for use case

10

10th December

7

Kandy

Half day sessions on the same day (Morning and Afternoon)

Operational level user training

25*2

11th December

8

Training sessions for use case administration at the respective organizations

Department of Agriculture
Department of Archaeology
Disaster Management
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority
Urban Development Authority

12th and 13th December

9

Colombo

One day

Administrative user training – Session 2

20

14th December