Training is an important part of the graduate internship programme at the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek. These trainings are delivered not only by staff members but interns as well. It is an opportunity for them to share their knowledge in different fields as well as harness their public speaking and presentation skills.
On Friday, 15 June 2018, our international intern Joseph Bohbot provided training to three national internson capturing, analysing and using statistics. Joseph, a national of France who has a Masters degree in Geopolitics and currently completing his Masters in Communications holds vast experience with data collection. Joseph updated UNIC Windhoek’s evaluation forms, which are given out all initiatives. UNIC Windhoek is committed to ensuring the satisfaction of participants that attend our events and outreaches, with the content they receive and in the relation to the United Nations staff. The updated form has streamlined the questions to ensure that they are targeted, strategic and capture the essence of the event.The forms have been used to gauge satistfacation as well as to analyse the impact, success and challenges of the outreaches from the very young audiences to the older audience.
Capturing the data post event is very important, and Joseph trained his fellow interns about statistics and how these statistics not only allow us to better understand the impression made on our target audiences but also about how the information is used to improve and grow programmes. Data analysis is an integral component of understanding the expectations of the Namibian society in terms of development and receiving feedback at the grass-root level strengthens programming.
The UNIC Windhoek graduate internship programme aims to harness the skills of interns to build capacity and transfer knowledge among peers. Continuous learning is an integral part of the internship, and interns both, local and international, use their expertise to build their strengths as a team, fostering a sense of camaraderie and partnership.