The primary direct beneficiaries of the project were the 447 responders in Haiti, who participated in free, interactive capacity strengthening training sessions. The vast majority of these (90%) were of Haitian nationality. The sessions were open access and made to be as accessible as possible, and as such there was representation from government departments, private sector, community-based organisations and international NGOs and UN agencies. There was also representation from many different humanitarian sectors, the most prominent being Health (33%), Protection (30%), Education (25%) and Food Security (29%). Participants were spread across Haiti but concentrated in the South (where the earthquake hit) or Port-au-Prince. Females made up just under half of participants (43%).
The indirect beneficiaries of the project are the disaster-hit communities in Southwestern Haiti, who will receive more effective, timely, relevant and suitable assistance from well-trained local responders. They will also be better included in the design and implementation of the response, enhancing community engagement, resilience, commitment, and sustainability.
Over 94% of participants rated the trainings as ’excellent’ or ’good’. Over 90% of participants also rated the increase in their skills and the increase in their knowledge from attending the training as ’excellent’ or ’good’.