InterWorks conducted a second inter-institutional training in Post-Conflict Needs Assessment (PCNA) from January 30 – February 4, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The workshop was refined from the existing PCNA Expert Practitioner training module based on lessons learned and feedback from participants and resource persons of the PCNA Expert Practitioners Workshop in June 2010.
The one-week workshop was highly participatory by design and included briefings, presentations, panel discussions and simulations, with participants learning more on PCNA methodology, cross-cutting issues such as environment, HIV/AIDS and gender.
The PCNA Expert Practitioners Workshop brought together staff, with substantial experience in working in post-conflict and transitional settings, to begin assembling a cadre of trained practitioners to be deployed on short-notice to lead and facilitate future in-country PCNA exercises.
I am on my way in 2 weeks to Juba and the course brought out much I need to be aware of (a checklist function) and the materials will provide useful guides and reminders.– Workshop participant