The Capacity-Building and Training (CBT) project conducts training centred on the following areas:
Gender and Peacebuilding
CCR's gender and peacebuilding work aims to:
- Promote and encourage implementation of gender-sensitive peacebuilding strategies (for example, United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 of 2000, the 2003 African Union Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, and related gender equality issues);
- Provide technical gender and peacebuilding support and advice to selected national gender machineries and other government ministries, as well as responding to requests for gender and peacebuilding technical support; and
- Build the conflict resolution and negotiation skills of civil society women’s groups and gender ministries.
Human Rights and Conflict Management
The Centre's human rights and conflict management work aims to:
- Build the conflict resolution skills of African human rights institutions; and
- Contribute to the creation of sustainable peace and security in Africa through promoting constructive rights-based approaches to the resolution of conflicts.
HIV/AIDS and Militaries
CCR's HIV/AIDS and militaries work aims to:
- Provide military personnel across Africa with a practical and theoretical grounding on HIV/AIDS and security and prevention approaches before their deployment to peacekeeping missions;
- Improve the awareness and practice of military personnel in relation to their roles as human rights and peacebuilding actors; and
- Promote gender-sensitive behaviour among military personnel, especially on the relationship between gender and HIV/AIDS.
The Centre's sustained interventions in Lesotho, Swaziland, and South Sudan aim to:
- Improve the conflict resolution and mediation skills of local government officials and community leaders, who are often the first port of call when community conflicts arise;
- Build the conflict transformation/dialogue skills of CCR's partner organisations in each country, as well as other key actors from civil society and traditional authorities;
- Build the conflict transformation/dialogue skills of marginalised groups such as women and grassroots communities;
- Establish a pool of community-based mediators who are capacitated to respond to community conflicts; and
- Institutionalise the use of ADR systems within local governments and national human rights institutions.