UNITAR supports the build-up of institutional capacity for training in the areas of peacekeeping and peacebuilding. At the core of the Institute’s philosophy lies a three-staged approach focused on training, coaching and mentoring. The approach is designed to allow for a progressive transfer of knowledge and skills to training institutions and its personnel, in the view of ensuring local ownership and long term sustainability. The approach involves on a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system, developed to ensure accountability vis-à-vis beneficiaries and donors.
Over the past four year, the approach has been successfully piloted in the framework of the project “Enhancing the Capacity of African Peacekeeping Training Institutions”. Building on the results and lessons learned, the Institute aims to expand the geographical coverage to Asia and Latin America by the end of 2015.
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