Afghan border officials attend train-the-trainer course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College



Bahrom Murodi, trainer from the Afghan Border Police delivers a study session based on the knowledge received during the train-the-trainer course conducted between 30 March-10 April in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (OSCE/Ilona Kazaryan)

DUSHANBE, 10 April 2015 – Twelve instructors from the Border Police of Afghanistan today completed an eleven-day Train-the-Trainer course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe.

The course was organized in close co-operation with the EU-funded Border Management Northern Afghanistan project (BOMNAF), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. It aimed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding of effective methods to deliver training sessions to instructors from the Afghan Border Police who are expected to pass on their knowledge to their colleagues back in Afghanistan.

“Modern training techniques to prepare and conduct theoretical and practical lessons in a variety of border security and management related subjects were delivered during the course,” said Flemming Hansen, Acting Director of the OSCE Border Management Staff College. “The first week focused on the knowledge-based theory of instructional ability such as planning, preparing, and delivering effective lessons; the second week offered participants the necessary skills and techniques to impart these principles to colleagues identified as potential instructors.”

Michael Holman, International Training Specialist at EU Border Management Northern Afghanistan Project, said: “Helping the Afghan Border Police to train the trainers who can identify and develop their own training capability is the objective of this training. The course participants are experienced trainers who were selected as having the leadership potential necessary to develop the next generation of trainers in the Afghan Border Police. We hope that some of them will work at the new Training Centre that the BOMNAF programme is building in Mazar-e-Sharif.”

Abdulbashir Amiri, Afghan Border Officer from the Mazar-e-Sharif 806 Military Zone, added: “The advanced teaching methods that we will apply upon returning to duty stations back in Afghanistan were delivered to us during the training. Understanding the timing factor while conducting a lecture, communication techniques and the use of interactive methods demonstrated to us were especially beneficial.”