Since 2009 Operation Mercy has been carrying out training for local NGOs and Government Offices on project cycle management, financial management, leadership development, disaster preparedness and response and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment as well as addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Since then Operation Mercy has also been providing tailored consultancy for local NGOs.
This led to the launching of the “NGOs and Government Offices Capacity Development Project” in 2010, and later the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) was introduced as our official counterpart to implement the project in 2012.
Since then we have become a training hub for the capacity development of over 1000 active NGO workers and government officials.
Since 2014 Operation Mercy Iran focused its capacity development training on local NGOs dealing with addiction-related issues and has carried out training on addiction prevention, recovery and rehabilitation.
This led to Operation Mercy’s increasing credibility in training civil society activists in addiction related fields. In addition, in 2017, we launched a new project named the Professional Recovery Coach Program (PRCP) (for the first time in Iran) in partnership with a local NGO named “The Society for Recovery Support” (SRS).