CONFLICT PREVENTION TRAINING OF TRAINERS COURSE FOR CIVILIAN ACTORS

TRAINING OF TRAINERS’ WORKSHOP EVALUATION REPORT

15-19 June, 2009- Accra, Ghana
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Overall Course Delivery 3. Course Content 4. Recommendations on How the Resource Pack can be Improved 5. Course Duration 6. Assessment of Resource Persons 7. Strategies to Replicate Training 3 3 4 5 5 5 6

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1. INTRODUCTION
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) supported by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) organised a “Conflict Prevention” training of trainers’ workshop for 30 civilian actors from across West Africa. The overall objective of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of civilian actors to apply preventive strategies by instituting policies, programmes and initiatives which will prevent the outbreak of conflicts in their communities. The evaluation outcomes of the workshop are expatiated below.

2. OVERALL COURSE DELIVERY Areas of Assessment
1. Training of Trainers’ Workshop Objectives 2. Course Materials 3. Course Delivery 4. Workshop Methodology (lectures, discussions and exercises)

Percentage Rating Outcomes of Participants Very Satisfied Not Satisfied Satisfied
76% 24%

76% 86% 86%

24% 14% 14%

PARTICIPANT EXPLANATIONS FOR RESPONSES 1. Training of Trainers’ Workshop Objectives     The contextual aspects of conflict prevention were explained in a practical and applicable manner; The training of trainers’ course was wide-ranging and highly intensive; The methodology of the workshop enabled the participants to acquire knowledge, skills and share experiences; and The workshop was transformational, educative and facilitates replication.

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2. Course Materials    The resource materials contained an ample blend of theory and practice; The content of the resource pack was region-specific and contained recognisable learning exercises; and The French version of the resource pack needs to be completed and disseminated to actors in francophone West Africa.

3. Course Delivery    The resource persons had a firm grasp of their various subject areas; The lectures were practical, interactive and allowed for participants to ask questions; and The various subject areas were explained in an insightful and contextual manner.

4. Workshop Methodology     The blend of lectures, discussions and exercises facilitated a better understanding of the complexities of conflict prevention; The exercises were very revealing, engaging and educative; The discussions facilitated peer learning and knowledge sharing; and The participants were given the opportunity to ask questions and share their individual experiences.

3. COURSE CONTENT Topics Covered

Percentage Rating Outcomes of Participants Very Satisfied with Not satisfied, may useful, am this topic, may not be useful very be useful satisfied
the 100%

1. Introduction to Resource Pack

2. Facilitation Skills and 100% Training 3. Elections and Elections 95% Observation 4. Security Sector Reform 95% 5. Alternative Resolutions Dispute 100%

5% 5%

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6. Children Conflicts

and

Armed 100%

4. RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW THE RESOURCE PACK CAN BE IMPROVED
1. The resource pack should be updated periodically to take into consideration regional and national policy developments; 2. The resource pack can be improved by adding a list of additional reading materials; and 3. The resource pack should be translated into French and Portuguese.

5. COURSE DURATION Percentage Rating Outcomes of Participants Too Long Too Short About Right
52% 48%

6. ASSESSMENT OF RESOURCE PERSONS
1. The resource persons were well-versed with their various subject areas; 2. The resource persons were able to articulate the various training modules in a clear, concise and contextual manner; 3. The high level of engagement and quality of discussions were as a result of the facilitation and training competencies of the resource persons; and 4. The resource persons provided an adequate platform for participants to share ideas and experiences.

7. STRATEGIES TO REPLICATE TRAINING
1. The resource pack will be used for specialised conflict prevention workshops that would be organised at the community level. 2. The resource pack will be disseminated among academia and public policy institutes as an important reference document and training tool. 3. The components of the resource pack will be integrated into training plans/strategies of civil society organisations in the region. 4. CSOs in the region will be encouraged to use the resource pack to domesticate conflict prevention training at the national level.

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