Civil society actors from across Africa at the Mombasa Workshop
WACSI participates at the Regional Civil Society Workshop on Conflict, Violence and Fragility
WACSI participated at the Regional Civil Society Workshop on Conflict, Violence and Fragility that took place on May 22 and 23, 2012 in Mombasa, Kenya.
The Mombasa workshop, organised by the Global Centre on Conflict Security and Development and the World Bank Institute (WBI), brought together civil society actors from across Sub-Saharan Africa to engage in a discussion on a new e-learning course, based on the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development. The four-module course, developed through WBI’s e-institute, explores the nature of modern forms of violence, approaches to preventing and managing it, and means of international support.
The event provided an opportunity for the formal launch of the World Bank's e-learning course based on content from the World Development Report 2011 on Conflict, Security and Development. The target audience for the e-learning is diverse and includes policy makers and national stakeholders working in fragile situations and conflict affected countries, to help develop appropriate tools and approaches to address the broader institutional challenges we face in exiting fragility and strengthening resilience.
The workshop created a platform for civil society actors from across Africa to explore together the content of the e-learning course developed by the World Bank Institute and provide a forum for them to network and share knowledge on their experiences on the key issues raised, and help to enhance capacity to engage in national and international processes.
WACSI will actively participate in the development of this learning platform because it will help strengthen the training delivery, versatility and accessibility to WACSI training courses.