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The Centre for Lifelong Learning recently conducted a capacity building training for staff of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the Regional Training and Conference Centre, Entebbe Old Airport.

The five day workshop which run from 12th – 16th August 2013 equipped participants with the knowledge and skills of understanding conflict, its manifestation, analysis and the different ways of responding to conflict.

Speaking at the official opening of the training, the Principal of the College of Education and External Studies, Dr Fred Masagazi Masaazi noted that the training on post conflict reconstruction and stabilization was very pertinent. “This training will assist in promoting peace and stability in all the countries in the Great Lakes Region with Uganda inclusive,” he said. He appealed to the participants to share knowledge and experiences for better understanding of the training content. Dr Masagazi further reaffirmed his commitment on behalf of the College to continue working with UNMISS in offering the best training services that are responsive to the prevailing needs.

The training brought together 21 UNMISS middle level managers working on the post conflict reconstruction and stabilization of South Sudan project. Participants were trained in the areas of introduction to conflict resolution, post conflict reconstruction, IDPs and humanitarian action, refugees and humanitarian action and state building and state reconstruction.
The training incorporated highly participatory adult learning approaches such as brainstorming, discussions and demonstrative methods which encouraged participants to learn by doing and reflecting on their real life experiences.

The training workshop was later closed by the Deputy Principal of the College, Dr. Anthony M. Muggaga in the presence of the Focal Person of UNMISS Ms. Michelle Silva.

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