To address Afghanistan’s capacity development needs, BRAC set up equipped non-residential training and resource centre in Kabul in May 2003. The training serves to augment the capacity and professionalism of its employees as well as employees from government and private organisations. The objective of the centre is to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the practitioners engaged in Afghanistan’s development process in areas such as, health, education, gender, management and finance and accounts.
The capacity development approach of the centre includes a series of activities, such as marketing its training packages, designing the courses, providing training and non-training sessions and following up with the participants. The training programmes are designed to be participatory, results-oriented and flexible, maintaining a balance between theory and practice. BRAC also provides consultancy services to Afghan NGOs in the areas of management and financial infrastructure development.
The capacity development programme has been providing support to enhance the capacity of staff members of BRAC, different ministries, international and local NGOs, UN organisations, and partner or donor agencies. Since its inception It has developed and offered more than 157 training courses and trained approximately 48,729 participants.
Presently a team of 18 highly experienced fulltime faculty members, are working and supporting the capacity development initiatives. Moreover approximately 30 part-time listed professionals in different disciplines and 450 part-time (potential) government school teachers whom BRAC helped develop as master trainers (MT) are providing training services to government school teachers.