The Developing Midwives Project (DMP) organised an extended training in July 2017 for members of the midwifery faculty. The first part of the 13-days training was invested in reviewing the knowledge on midwifery, learning about new concepts, and refreshing the practical dimension of work. Nicknamed “faculty development training”, this edition of the bi-annual initiative also included sessions on interpersonal communication, English language skills, online safety, and social media. Trainers from DMP and John Hopkins University used participatory learning methodology in a congenial environment throughout the training. A total of 51 midwifery faculty from seven academic sites attended the training brimming with energy.
The capacity building initiative continued with a Training of Trainers (ToT) for 12 participants (all Senior Instructors and one core staff from each of the academic sites) who learned about the technicalities and modern trends in DMP’s high-stake mandate – the family planning dimension of work. Experts from ‘Ipas Bangladesh’ and ‘BAPSA’ facilitated the sessions. One of the major agendas of the training was pathways to generate new family planning acceptors with the help of midwives in the community.