The rapid growth of towns and cities around the world is leading to increased competition for scarce municipal services and resources such as water, roads, electricity and land. UN-HABITAT is training experts to prevent disputes escalating into conflict.
UN-HABITAT’s Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB) is holding Training of Trainers (ToT) workshops for Eastern and Southern Africa Sub-region on building bridges between citizens and local governments. The workshops are being held during the weeks of 17 to 22 November and 23 to 29 November 2003 in Nyeri, Kenya.
The overall objective of the workshops is to train a core pool of trainers and resource people to implement national training and capacity building activities on how local government and civil society organizations can manage differences of opinion between and among themselves.
Over 20 representatives of national government training institutions and civil society representing countries from the sub-region will be trained on the knowledge and skills associated with conflict management practices, as well as on the design and delivery of interactive, participatory training.