The NMA II project in (Himalaya, Hindu Kush) is calling for applications to join the

Training of Teams of Trainers (ToToT) Program:

1.    Background:

The Nutrition in Mountain Agro-ecosystems II (NMA II) project, funded by the SDC and implemented by IFOAM-Organics International and its regional partner Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan, has the overall goal of contributing to the improved access to sufficient nutritious food for rural communities in mountain regions. This is to be achieved through a network of actors, facilitating innovation and the diversification of proven agro-ecological and other nutrition-sensitive practices.

2.    Objective:

 The specific objective of the ToToT program is to develop the capacity of potential trainers to be able to implement successfully the Capacity Development Program for Rural Service Providers (CDP for RSP) that was developed and first implemented under the NMA I program.

 The intent of the CDP is to develop the capacity, increase the knowledge and develop the skills of RSPs. After the completion of the CDP, RSPs will be able to identify, develop, implement and disseminate the knowledge on locally relevant solutions to challenges to the productivity and nutritional quality of food derived from agro-ecosystems in their local area of operation. They will become part of a network to share their solutions and experiences.

The ToToT program aims to spread the knowledge about nutrition sensitive initatives and provide teams of trainers the required knowledge and skills to further disseminate this knowledge, launch their own CDPs and include this training program into the curricula of their respective institutions.

3.    What will you learn?

You will learn how to disseminate and train RSPs on an extensive range of topics related to sustainable agriculture systems based on the agro-ecological approach.  Syllabus topics of the CDP are:

The specific skills that you will learn as Trainer include:

4.    What will you gain?

You will jointly develop the capacity to not only assist your target community to develop good and sustainable farming systems, but also gain the skills necessary to include this training program in your own organisation’s programs.

5.    Who can do the course?

Qualified people can apply as individuals or in team/s of 4 trainers, based on the criteria below:

 If you:

This is desirable:

You are welcome to apply for the ToToT.

6.    What would be your commitment?

7.    How do I apply?

8.    After Application:

Note:1 Along with application please share letter of support from your existing organization.