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JICA and SLIDA to train front line officers in conflict affected areas

Sri Lanka is now making collaborative efforts with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) streamline administration in conflict affected areas in accordance with National Reconciliation and Peace building.

JICA has stepped into implement Training of Trainers (TOT) programs in collaboration with SLIDA Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration under the Project for Training of Frontline Officers in Conflict Affected areas in Sri Lanka (FORWARD Project).

This project was the outcome of joint declaration made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe Abe and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rani l Wickremesinghe during his official tour of Japan in 2015.

Training of Trainers (TOT) programs were conducted in new Auditorium of SLIDA 31st August & 1st September 2018 for batch 1 and 14th & 15th Septermber 2018 for batch 2 in collaboration with JICA for Senior Government Officials.

These officials were from six Provincial Councils namely Western Province, North Western Province, Central Province, Uva Province, Sothern Province and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

Altogether 48 senior government officers were trained in both batches to work as facilitators / trainers to practice and deliver 10 days frontline officers training programmes using comprehensive training modules developed under The Project for Training of Frontline Officers in Conflict Affected areas in Sri Lanka (FORWARD Project).

FORWARD Project has been successfully completed in Northern, Eastern and North Central Provinces.

(LI NEWS)

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