Department of Training
The Department of Training was established from the former Department of Planning, Research and Forecasting. Department of Planning, Research and Forecasting (DPRF) in September 2006. The department is charged with the responsibility of developing training programmes that will sustain the capacity building strategy of the Agency, undertake research and curriculum development aimed at sensitizing a culture of disaster resilience to enhance sustainable development in Nigeria.
The Department is mandated to liaise with the various departments in the Agency to identify training needs and develop appropriate training programmes anchored on international best practices for staff, stakeholders, volunteers, State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs') and the general public as well as carry out other functions as may be directed from time to time by the Director-General.
The training programme for career progression from one cadre to another have been sub-divided into 3 categories with the aim of building sustainable and progressive emergency management learning activities . It is also designed to build the capacity of staff based on their departmental assignment. These categories include
Fundamental Courses: These are courses that form the basis for future development and are central to the mandate of the Agency. This also includes training programmes that are common to all departments.
Specialized Courses: These are courses designed or developed for a particular purpose or area of knowledge e.g. MCC, Search & Rescue, GIS, Communications/IT, etc.
Professional Courses: These are courses related to particular jobs that need special training or skill and may require professional certification/qualification, e.g. Accountants, Administrators, Nurses, Trainers, Engineers, etc.
Below are the functions of the Department:
- Liasing with the various departments for the purpose of developing Training needs of all categories of officers of the Agency.
- Liasing with stakeholders to identify their Training needs.
- Identifying gaps in Training needs and developing proposals tailored to solve the problems.
- Preparing annual budget for training.
- Monitoring manpower development of the Staff of the Agency and stakeholders to identify the gaps and note improvement in productivity.