Category 5: Training and capacity-building
Training and capacity-building basics
What is the role of training in project management?
All interventions should provide training and technical support for project staff and peer educators. Other stakeholders who are directly or indirectly associated with interventions, such as health care workers, police and the owners of establishments may also benefit from training. Training may also be needed to support advocacy efforts.
Training is needed at the start of an intervention, but programmes should also assess and respond to training needs on a regular basis.
Who should be involved?
It is good practice to involve staff and community members in determining their training needs. Programme managers should be proactive and propose new areas for capacity building.
Sex workers can eventually become trainers of their peers and of other groups, especially health care workers, the police and media personnel. The involvement of sex workers as trainers builds their capacity, increases their visibility and effectively challenges assumptions and prejudices about sex work.