Organizational Background

Training in Development and Humanitarianism

Action Institute for Professional Studies was established in 2017 in Kenya as a not for Profit organization and registered as a Non Governmental Organization (NGO).  The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development organizations in Africa. We have been promoting Training in Development and Humanitarianism for over a decade now. This has been necessitated by the need to reduce increasing gaps between the skills needed by Development professionals and humanitarian aid workers in Humanitarian situations.

Our courses are grounded on Research and are designed to equip learners, with the necessary skills and competencies to effectively execute their mandates. We do this by inquiring, Teaching and advising on leading Transitions in the Humanitarian sector. We are Passionate about humanitarianism, and place it at the Heart of what we do.

About Us

One of the key reasons why there is no meaningful development in Africa is the lack of capacity by communities to implement sustainable programmes. Action Institute for Professional Studies values the communities we work in as engines and classrooms for knowledge dissemination. Through our training arm, we deliver training programmes to civil servants, development workers and young people. Our training techniques ensure that knowledge dissemination is a continuous process, from the young to the old, from the techno savvy to those who are referred to as old schooled. 

We are known for being practical, focused, and results oriented. We aim to provide flexibility in our services in order to meet the array of needs and constraints facing the humanitarian sector and the development world.

Through the initiatives of Action Institute for Professional Studies, an academic arm has been established to offer full time, part time and distant or E-learning Certificate, Diploma Programs and Post Graduate Diploma programs.

The Centre is designed to empower African communities, government institutions (such as

Government Ministries, Public Commissions, Parastatals, Parliament,) Non-governmental

Organizations and business communities with tools and confidence with which to forge their own destiny in accordance to their training and development needs.

The benefits of our courses include:-

  • Internationally prepared training materials
  • Training materials based on research and global best practice
  • An in-depth pre-course needs analysis
  • Recent real life case studies
  • Comprehensive course material
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with professional peers
  • Exposure to the best world class practices in management and leadership



  • Strategic planning and needs assessments
  • Monitoring HIV, TB, Malaria and Pneumonia programmes
  • Hygiene and WATSAN programmes development, M&E
  • Health programme management
  • Training of health professionals in key areas of project management


  • Project cycle management (PCM)
  • Project Design and Logical Framework Analysis
  • Result Based Management
  • Resource Mobilization and Fundraising Methodologies
  • Report writing Skills
  • Environment enterprise
  • Project Planning
  • Project closure
  • Resource mobilization and fundraising
  • Training and Facilitation


  • Baseline and Feasibility studies
  • Operational Research
  • Participatory Social Studies

Project Evaluation and Impact assessment

We shall provide:-

  • Tailor made training courses adapted to meet the specific needs of clients;
  • Consultancy and facilitation services in areas such as leadership, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Multi-stakeholder processes, assessments, reviews, evaluations, program formulation,
  • workshop facilitation, and virtual classes
  • Publications of materials relating to leadership, conflict resolution and management,
  • Gender and Development, Water Sanitation Hygiene & Monitoring & Evaluation. 


  • Participatory Rural Approach (PRA)Participatory Learning and Action(PLA)
  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Management of Community Based Organizations(CBOs)
  • Training of Trainers/Facilitators (TOT/TOF)
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Gender Analysis and Action for development.
  • Peace building initiatives: conflict management and resolution
  • Project Management and Policy Analysis
  • Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Leadership and Management


  • Micro Enterprise Development
  • Micro Savings and Credit Schemes
  • Food Security
  • Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
  • Functional Adult Literacy

Action Institute for Professional Studies is not only a capacity building organization but also a think tank that proposes solutions for development problems facing post conflict African countries. The Organization will continue to share its expertise by providing consultancies to development partners and government ministries in the following thematic areas:


  • Occupational Health and Safety Sanitation
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Rural sociology and Development


  • Strategic planning and Management
  • Organizational Development (OD)
  • Organizational Capacity Assessment
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Training Oriented Needs Assessment
  • Development Communications and Team building
  • Finance Management
  • Administration of Grants
  • Fundraising and Proposal Writing


  • Human resources training
  • Business Planning and Management training
  • Strategic Leadership training
  • Communications skills training
  • Time management and productivity training
  • Customer service training
  • Sales and Marketing training
  • Documentation and record-making training
  • Finance planning and management training
  • Media Management
  • Socio-Economic Surveys
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Environmental Enterprise
  • Cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis.

Policy Analysis

Past and Current Clients

We deliver timely and professional capacity building services to a wide variety of organizations in the development and humanitarian sectors. These include donor organizations, Government agencies, co-funding agencies, International and local NGOs, Government agencies and private sector firms. We have conducted successful consultancies for many organizations. Some of them include:

NPA, Samaritan’s Purse, South Sudan Red cross, WFP, WHO, World Vision, PATH, Christian Partners Development Agency, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme, Jesuit Refugee Service, South Sudan, Family Health International-South Sudan, Action Aid International, Danish Demining Group –Somalia, DSW-Ethiopia .


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