For the next two weeks Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will host the first EUCTI training dedicated to members of training organisations in third countries – in particular, but not limited to non-EU CSDP contributing countries. Between 3 and 6 October and between 10 and 13 October, training team of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) will deliver a residential Training of Trainers (ToT) in French language to members of École de Formation Électorale en Afrique Centrale (EFEAC, Eng. The Electoral Training School in Central Africa) and other international (non-governmental and civil society) organizations operating in DRC.
What and for whom?
EFEAC is a regional school intended to train electoral experts for the 10 countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the African Union. It was established in Libreville in May 2011. They are focusing on everything electoral, from election observation, administration to election communication and management of electoral conflicts.
The ToT has been designed either for individuals who are approaching being trainers for the first time or for those who already have some training experience. Both groups will have the chance to acquire and develop new skills as well as improve the abilities they already possess.
The ToT course aims to strengthen the pedagogical, didactic, and methodological skills of the participants. This will enable them to contribute to designing and implementing training courses in the institution to which they belong. The particularity of this edition of the course is language – working language will be French, for the first time in the scope of EUCTI training activities.
At the beginning of the EUCTI project its partners set a goal for themselves: to build the capacity of training organisations in third countries, in particular, but not limited to non-EU CSDP contributing countries, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership and member states of the African Union. The purpose of this activity is to better plan the training efforts for training their personnel to participate in international missions. In this way, EUCTI can contribute to a global exchange on best practices and lessons learned, thus supporting the international community of practitioners.