Training & Research Unit (TRU)
Past project experiences have encouraged Al-Hayat to increasingly use research and trainings as tools to inform and build the capacity of projects’ teams and young activists so they can approach their issues and initiatives in an effective manner. Specifically, Al-Hayat has realized the critical need to develop young Jordanians’ different skills, as well as general project management skills including strategic planning, networking, conducting needs assessments, Results-Based Management (RBM) strategies, monitoring & evaluation, and sustainability & Fundraising, advocacy and lobbying, etc). Al-Hayat has further realized the importance of incorporating preliminary research, both quantitative and qualitative, into its project timelines to better inform the project design, action and target group. Thus, Al-Hayat in assistant with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs has established the TRU in 2010, as part of Al-Hayat center, but with independence financial and administrative management. The idea of establishing the TRU unit is to enhance the work of Al-Hayat Center and other organizations’ Programs and projects. In addition to contribute to the sustainability of Al-Hayat Center through the generated income out of its activities.
Financial and Administrative Management
As per Al-Hayat internal policy the TRU is financially and administratively independent; has separate bank account, separate financial budget and has independent management. The income generated out of the unit’s activities is used to fund Al-Hayat different activities, and to cover the project sharing when necessary.
The TRU aims to build the capacity of individuals and organizations operating in civil society through providing them with critical trainings and research base. Moreover, the TRU aims to increase the available information on democracy and public participation through conducting public opinion researches using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Capacity Building Trainings
Al-Hayat envisions expert professionals providing trainings in the following critical skill areas:
•Democracy and Participation
•Lobbying and Advocacy
•Communication and Debating
•Training of Trainers (ToT)
•Leadership and community leaders
•Participatory Approach of Planning
•Public Meetings Management
•Networking and Censuses Building
•Using Qualitative Researches; the PEER Approach, Focus Groups, Semi-Structured Interview
•Results-Based Management (RBM) strategies
Public Opinion Researches
Al-Hayat is conducting numerous researches within the unit using different methods. Topics that have been researched included public perceptions of political activism in Jordan, youth perceptions on regional events, current situations of women organizations in the context of economic development and social empowerment, and youth perceptions on municipality processes and laws.
•Qualitative Research – the PEER Approach
•Qualitative Research - Focus Groups
•Qualitative Research - Semi-Structured Interview
Monitoring and Evaluation
Al-Hayat offers to provide monitoring and evaluation Services to CSOs and other related organizations to develop their work and measure the impact of their programs on their target groups using Results-Based Management (RBM) strategies and Need Assessment strategy. More informations on the results clicke Here