Partner Africa’s training programmes are designed to build and increase capacity, as well as improve practical knowledge and management skills within companies and organisations aiming to enter or improve their presence in international markets.

Programmes address areas of non compliance as well as certification training. An outline of our current programmes are listed below;

CURRENT TRAINING MODULES REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIONS
Improved Workplace Communication

This is a two-day course that explains the importance of workplace communication and uses experiences from leading ethical suppliers to illustrate mechanisms for improving communication in the workplace. A DVD case study is used to support the training, highlighting how the use of welfare committees can improve communication between management and workers within leading companies. The programme is available in English, Swahili, Afrikaans and Arabic.

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• 20-25 trainees per 1,000 employees
• Participants should be balanced in gender
• Worker representatives from all departments are required to attend
• Trainer of Trainers (TOT) / sensitization module is recommended as part of the training
• Optional pre and post training assessments to understand the impact of the training sessions
• Optional support/follow up visits
Promoting Equal Treatment of Workers (Supervisors Skills Training)

This groundbreaking package of courses and supporting materials is designed to tackle discrimination in the workplace and promote equal treatment of workers. The programme consists of a two-day course for supervisors and a half-day course for managers and is available in English, Afrikaans and Arabic. All trainers are approved and assessed by the ETI.

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• 20-25 participants per training
• Participants should be balanced in gender
• All supervisors from each department are trained
• Optional pre and post training assessments to understand the impact
• Optional support/follow up visits recommended
Management Systems for Compliance

This is a modular programme focusing on compliance with the ETI base code. This programme is broken down into various practical ½ day to 1 day modules which support effective implementation of good practices to ensure successful compliance. Individual modules cover employment contracts, payment of wages and overtime, working hours for employees, freedom of association and occupational health and safety awareness.

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• 20-25 participants per training
• Participants should be balanced in gender
• Key workers from each department are trained
• Choose one or more of the modules depending upon need
• Optional needs assessment to understand requirements
Ethical Trade Awareness Training

The Ethical Trade Awareness training programme is a basic introduction to the key requirements of ethical trade standards and social audits for managers. The programme consists of a one-day course utilising interactive training techniques designed to engage participants.

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• 20-25 participants per training
• Participants should be balanced in gender
• Optional support/follow up visits recommended
Compliance with Fairtrade Requirements

Partner Africa is authorised to use FLO materials in the training of producers to meet Fairtrade requirements. We have adapted these materials into a 2-day course that introduces and advises non-certified organised farmers on Fairtrade requirements and the systems needed for certification.

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• 20-25 participants per training
• Participants should be balanced in gender
• All departmental managers and supervisors recommended for the training
• Optional sensitization to all workers recommended
• Optional pre training assessment recommended
• Optional support/follow up visits recommended
Fairtrade Joint Body Training

All Fairtrade certified producers have to set up a Joint Body made up of workers and management representatives, whose role is to prioritise the use of Fairtrade premiums for projects benefitting farm workers and the wider community. Many Joint Bodies lack the skills to implement these projects, putting their annual certification at risk. Using our many years of experience as a not for profit implementing successful community projects, we have developed a 3-day training course which has proven very successful in empowering Joint Bodies to spend Fairtrade premiums wisely.

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• 10-30 members per training
• Training for key managers recommended
• All Joint Body members are trained
• Optional support/follow up visits recommended
Rainforest Alliance Certification Training

Partner Africa is a key-implementing partner and facilitates the delivery of all Rainforest Alliance certified training to producers in Kenya, and is able to offer this training to producers in other countries as well. The training guides small producers through all of the elements of the Rainforest Alliance Standard as well as the certification process. Partner Africa has a strong team of Rainforest Alliance approved Trainers.

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• 25-40 participants per training
• Key management staff
• 1 lead farmer for every 150 farmers
• Participants should be balanced in gender
• Board Briefing and Diagnostic Audit Undertaken
• 3 follow up visits
• Post training planning meetings
• 2 support/follow up visits
• 1 post training assessment
 

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