Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development (HRD) plays a significant role in the development. Acting as a catalyst, it makes on-going and multi-faceted contributions to increase the overall wealth of the nation. We believe that “skill enhancement is one of the major factors in achieving optimal rural development”.

Since the establishment of HRD component this sector is meeting the need for capacity building by teaching new skills or by enhancing existing skills and capacities. With the steady growth in its area of operations, the HRD section had established link with the Institute of Rural Management (IRM). The Institute meets the training needs of GBTI (staff and community) in particular and the development sector in general.

HRD Objectives

  • To enhance people’s productivity and to consolidate the human capital base to optimize the utilization of labour.
  • To upgrade the technical and managerial skills of rural men and women, so as to increase production and minimize losses. To improve the utilization of local resources and reduce dependency on external resources
  • To build self-confidence.
  • To strengthen village based skills to enhance productivity and increase returns.

Training portfolios

In response to the dilemma of human poverty, HRD has been running both staff and community training portfolios. The following programmes are included in the Community Training portfolio:

  • Community management training programme.
  • Vocational training programme.
  • Environment & natural resource management training programme.
  • Enterprise development training programme.
  • Gender and social sector training programme.
  • Physical infrastructure trainings.
  • Community investment fund trainings.

The Staff training portfolio ensures capacity building through three programmes: Management development training programme, Micro finance training programme and Intern training programme. The Managerial-training programme ensures the level of management skills required for proper functioning of the community organizations. These programmes are led by professionals who have knowledge of the fields, the community issues, and training along with their respective qualification.

The Vocational Training Programme, enhances the technical skills of community members and contributes to self-employment. The Environment & Natural Resource Management Training Programme strives for optimal utilization of available resources at the local level and provision of assistance to reduce dependency on external resources. The section provides support to members engaged in agriculture, livestock, poultry, water resource development and management, and forestry and rangeland management. Gender & Social Sector Training Programme plays a pivotal role by providing training and assistance in health and education. These training programmes are provided in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental institutes and organizations. By the end of Jun 2021, there have been 25,604 community members (men/women) and staff trained which includes 16,974 (66%) women. 5,020 Office-bearers have been given training under the “Community Management Skill Training” (CMST) component. 3,736 (women) community members have been given training under the technical and vocational training programme such as tailoring machine/hand embroidery, cushion and bed sheet making etc. 2,389 (men) community members have been given training under the technical and vocational training in several different trades’ i.e. heavy machinery, building electrician, civil surveyor, driving and plumbing etc.  Under the “subject specific trainings” component 10,141 community members have been given trainings on subject specific such as candle making, pickle making, surf making and tie & dye etc.