[14 Sep 2009 ] A five day Training of Trainers (TOT) in Basic Facilitation funded through the LGDP Phase II was held at the Royal Institute of Management from 7th to 11th September 2009. With RIM lecturers as the master trainers, eighteen potential trainers from the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Rural Development Training Center, Zhemgang and five private consulting firms participated in the week long TOT.
The main purpose of the TOT was to train a pool of potential trainers to carry out a nationwide training on planning and prioritization for the Gewog Administrative Officers (GAOs) who will in turn train the GT members. The TOTs programme is also aimed towards achieving sustainable, efficient and reliable trainers at the local level.
The training session was very interactive with games and exercises and covered various aspects of teaching learning process including adult learning principles and styles, roles and qualities of trainer and individual skill demonstration.
JICA RR Mr. Tom Nitta awarded certificates to all participants during the closing ceremony which was attended by RIM Director Mr. Karma Tshering and officials from GNHC. Mr. Nitta mentioned that strengthening local government is very crucial and important issue and that such TOT played a significant role in training local governments. Participants said that the TOT was extremely worthwhile and that they are going back with extra feather in their caps.
The second round of TOT on the content Planning and Prioritization will be conducted in October 2009 with funding from the Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP).
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