Capacity Building: Conflict Management and Anti-Corruption Training for Afghan Civil Society Leaders
In 2009 and 2010, the Center for Peace Mediation together with swisspeace and Transparency International contributed to a Capacity Building Program for Afghan Civil Society Leaders led by the former Humboldt-Viadrina School of Government and financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.
In July 2009, the Center held a two-week training on conflict management and transparency for Afghan NGO representatives and provincial government officials from the Kunduz region. The curriculum entailed practical training in conflict analysis and interest-based mediation as well as project management and the promotion of transparency. In bilateral coaching sessions the participants strengthened their individual skills or worked on specific challenges. In the course of the program, the participants developed a conflict management or anti-corruption project for their local communities, using their professional networks and infrastructures (e.g. a radio show).
To ensure that the program met the specific needs and interests of the participants and fit within the social, cultural and political context, the Center developed a detailed needs-assessment model for the program.