CCR’s Capacity-Building and Training (CBT) project aims to provide skills training and technical support to national, regional, and continental institutions. In the current phase of the Africa Programme (July 2016 to June 2020), CBT will provide training interventions and technical support to various institutions under four key themes:
- Peacekeeping and African Militaries
CCR's focus area on training on African militaries uses the Centre's expertise with militaries in all five African sub-regions built up since 2004, and builds on CCR's research project on HIV/AIDS and Militaries between 2004 and 2012 which engaged in policy development on militaries as well as on HIV/AIDS and post-conflict societies;
- Gender and Peacebuilding
CCR's gender and peacebuilding work focuses on imparting gender analysis and gender mainstreaming skills; strengthening technical support to national and regional gender machineries; and promoting implementation of international and regional legal frameworks on women, peace, and security.
- Human Rights and Conflict Management
CCR's human rights and conflict management activities aim to contribute to the creation of durable peace, security, and development in Africa through promoting creative and constructive rights-based approaches to the management and resolution of conflicts; and
- Sustained Interventions in Lesotho, Swaziland, and South Sudan
CCR's interventions in the three countries consist mainly of workshops and dialogue sessions to build the conflict management capacity of key individuals and groups and to reinforce, and support the establishment of, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems.
In addition, the training project has developed three training manuals on:
These manuals provide Africa-centred training tools and have been widely disseminated and used to conduct training across the continent.