Bartholomew Agyo works with the Salient Humanitarian Organisation (SHO) as a Gender-Based Violence/Protection Manager. He currently manages a Camp Coordination and Camp Management Project and a Food Security project for SHO in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where the insurgency has led to humanitarian conflict and massive displacement. He is also a safeguarding focal person for the organisation and has over 5 years experience in emergency operations.
Looking back on the six-month legacy we have created together, I am ecstatic. This has been a time of growth for us all, and we are grateful to have participated in the entire learning process. Supporting our mentees at this juncture to strengthen our approaches to safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment is a milestone achievement, and we are incredibly proud of RSH and each and every individual who made this possible.
In addition to the in-person mentor meetings in Abuja, we have had the opportunity to grow through virtual calls.
We have also extensively used the RSH online platform, where we have examined the English and local language e-learning courses, webinars, podcasts, and animations. This has resulted in RSH deliberately creating a safer atmosphere for implementing aid in the humanitarian and development sectors.
The requirement for mentors to have mentees in their respective organisations or external organisations is also fantastic. It has also broken the knowledge monopoly. Many organisations nowadays take pride in their policies and how they implement them. It will surely help us reduce a great deal of risk, as safeguarding concerns are more evident in poorly planned programmes.
The individuals and organisations you have mentored changed drastically from the beginning. They have significantly increased in knowledge and character.
Thank you, RSH, for making safe programming the norm.