Training of Trainers Manual ‘Building capacity of border officials to address disaster displacement’ Edition no. 1

This manual was developed to support trainers in building capacity of border officials and to address disaster displacement situations. The manual serves as a guideline on how to deliver trainings by providing guidance on planning and logistics for training sessions to adults. Having been developed during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, it includes tips on how to deliver both online and face-to-face training sessions. It is especially equipped with adult teaching strategies on topics like regional displacement frameworks, cross-border displacement in the Caribbean, mental health and psychological first aid as well as mixed flows and international protection.

The first part provides a step-by-step guideline on how to organise a training programme, beginning by identifying the participant list, the agenda and the venue. Part two outlines tips on how to teach adults and the importance of classroom layout both online and offline. The third part of this manual encourage the reader to reflect on the own training methodology to find out where the trainer’s strengths and weaknesses lie. The manual also provides exemplary agendas which may serve as a template to be adapted when planning one’s own training.