The project coordinators; Rotimi Adebari and Agathe Gondinet in their presentation titled; ‘the journey..’ disclosed that in the past two and half years, the project trained 249 human resources personnel across the eleven electricity distribution companies in the following thematic areas:
- Performance Management
- Conducting Training Needs Assessment and Designing an Effective Training Plan
- Strategic HR and Business Partnering
- HR as Change Driver
- Promoting Gender Equality
- Effective Talent Employee Retention Strategies
- ANED Certification System: Framework, Methodology and Planning
- Myriad of Ideas for dealing with DisCos Identified Issues
- Succession Planning Strategies
Another benefit of the project to Nigerian electricity distribution companies is the partnership with Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) and African Network of Centers of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE). The partnership resulted into award of 300 scholarship opportunities to develop human capacity of DisCos technical, commercial and support services staff at APUA’s centers of excellence in electricity at Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia (KGRTC)
ANED CODIFOR Project, is a tripartite project comprising of The French Development Agency in Nigeria (AFD) as the funder, the Cooperation, Industrial development and Training (CODIFOR) as technical partner and Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) as the beneficiary on behalf of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
The Project with a life span of thirty (30) months was launched in July 2016 but officially started in January 2017 with the project closure scheduled for June 2019.
The Project Coordinators; Rotimi Adebari (ANED) and Agathe Gondinet (CODIFOR) described the end of the partnership as a new beginning for ANED and Nigerian electricity distribution companies.
The partnership between the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) and CODIFOR was set up with the primary purpose of empowering DisCos chiefs and heads of human resources to build capacity and performance in Nigerian electricity distribution sub-sector.