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India: Workplace COVID-19 Response e-Training

GOPA's Health & Social Development has recently been contracted to provide “COVID-19 Response e-Training for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)” in States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan and West Bengal, funded by GIZ. With our Indian partner, TRIOs, as lead, we will deliver online training modules to strengthen capacities of SME employees, as well as ITI teachers, trainers and instructors, in minimising the risk of workplace Covid-19 spread.

We will e-train 700 participants and organise their certification by the Health Sector Skill Council, providing each participant with a training kit (PPE gear, instruments, material) to demonstrate PPE best practice to fellow workers. This intervention will ensure that there are sufficient capacities in the SME ecosystem across the 5 states, enabling a safe re-start of operations with minimal or no risk of Covid-19 spread, and in accordance with relevant government guidelines.