OSCE Border Management Staff College continues to train national instructors and graduates on effective training delivery skills



Representative of Afghan Counter Narcotics Ministry Iran Gul Saihoon (c) hands over appreciation letter to Head of OSCE Office in Tajikistan, Ambassador Markus Mueller (r) and Chief of Education at OSCE Border Management Staff College Alexander Eliseev (l)

DUSHANBE, 31 October 2014 – A week-long train-the-trainer course for the representatives of the national border-related training institutions and graduates was completed today at the OSCE Border Management Staff College (BMSC).

The training course on developing engaging training solutions is learner-centred and aims at enriching the pool of national trainers in the OSCE participating States and Partners. The course was designed and conducted by Anita Scenar and Werner Schranz, the representatives of the Austrian Ministry of Finance.

Mid and senior ranking officers of national border and customs training institutions, along with the OSCE BMSC graduates from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine attended the course.

Chief of Education at the OSCE Border Management Staff College Alexander Eliseev said: “Our participants had an opportunity to learn and apply effective teaching methods to create a successful and positive learning environment and manage challenges arising in classrooms. The officers that graduated today are equipped with knowledge and experience to conduct courses and disseminate the new knowledge received at the College to their colleagues.”

The Manager at the Department of Research and Studies, Ministry of Counter Narcotics of Afghanistan Iran Gul Saihoon said: “This training course was important as we plan to conduct lectures in our own structures. During the course, we learned how to manage time, make effective presentations engaging all the participants.”

“The course was interactive and practical; we all were fully involved and engaged. A wide range of tools and methods on usage of different materials and training delivery methods was discussed and practically applied,” said Saihoon.