|Implementing Partner||World Learning|
|Funding||USAID – US $33,927,813|
|Duration||May 2013 – May 2017|
USAID Training for Pakistan is a four-year project aimed at providing partici pant training and exchange services to USAID. The project focus areas include stabilization and governance, education, energy, economic growth, and health. The project is positioned to deliver demand-driven trainings that harness the full range of participant training resources that contribute towards the capacity development of partners across the Mission’s portfolio.
Through this program, the United States Government will provide support to the Kerry-Lugar-Berman priority of expanding people-to-people engagement between Pakistan and the United States through increased educational, technical, and cultural exchanges. It will also contribute to USAID Pakistan’s vision of building the capacity of Pakistan’s public and private organizations.
Training for Pakistan’s primary objectives are to enhance the capacity of future Pakistani leaders and professionals, develop the capacity of local partners, and assist the Mission in consolidating the results for training.
The project organizes training programs across the globe where expertise exists: in Pakistan, in third countries and/or in the United States. The project aims to train about 6,000 local beneficiaries over the next four years.
During the course of its implementation, Training for Pakistan will process requests for the participants to attend various training programs such as: U.S. short- and long-term academic programs, third country short- and long-term academic programs, in-country trainings and scholarships, partnerships and faculty exchanges, follow-on programs, seminars, workshops, and more.
The Project will also provide services in training planning and program development to the USAID development objective teams at the Mission and partner institutions to expand and update effective diagnostics and training strategies. To meet emerging training needs, the project includes needs assessments, preparation of annual training plans and budgets, assistance to the Mission in creating a comprehensive participant training plan, and custom training program design.
The project is also responsible for providing services in training implementation including articulating criteria for trainee selection; in-depth pre-program preparation of participants, on-program support and post-program follow-on; integrating action planning as an essential component of training events; and other custom services as required.
At the end of the training programs, participants may have the opportunity to apply for small grants to fund development projects inspired by their training courses. The funding will effectively empower beneficiaries to achieve critical goals that help close performance gaps. The project will also formulate alumni organizations to promote networking, deliver fora focusing on different development topics and create lasting relationships.