Asad Zia Iqbal
I have an extensive experience of developing and delivering capacity building programs for national and international not-for-profit organisations in Asia. My role at Save the Children is to plan and deliver quality capacity building programs that are meant to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of our humanitarian response in the region. While working closely with the response teams, I am responsible for setting up strategies for enhanced capacities of our staff, partners and other stakeholders by utilising approaches including need identification, face-to-face trainings, blended learnings, webinars, and community of practices.
A pivotal part of my role is to ensure that capacity building forms an integral part of continuous investment in humanitarian preparedness and for the Category 1, 2 and, where appropriate, 3 and 4 responses, and consequently remains with country teams once the response has moved into recovery phase; and surge teams withdraw. I also ensure that our country offices have made capacity building initiative as part of Emergency Preparedness Plans (EPPs).
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I bring in over 16 years of experience from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Mozambique and South Africa in both humanitarian and development contexts.