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.
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
e) PROJECT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Project cycle management (PCM)
Project Design and Logical Framework Analysis
Result Based Management
Resource Mobilization and Fundraising Methodologies
Report writing Skills
Resource mobilization and fundraising
Training and Facilitation
h)OPERATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
Baseline and Feasibility studies
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.
c) PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES
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
f) LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT
Micro Enterprise Development
Micro Savings and Credit Schemes
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:
a) AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Occupational Health and Safety Sanitation
Rural sociology and Development
d) ORGANIZATIONAL/INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Strategic planning and Management
Organizational Development (OD)
Organizational Capacity Assessment
Leadership and Governance
Training Oriented Needs Assessment
Development Communications and Team building
Administration of Grants
Fundraising and Proposal Writing
g) HUMAN RESOURCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
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
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Cost effectiveness and cost-benefit 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 .