The Gender Training of Trainers course that NCGM has conducted at PSO Training Centre in Sarajevo was successfully finalised this Thursday.

SWEDEINT / NCGM in Sarajevo, GToT course gender
After her exam presentation on Thursday morning this young female officer was very happy. “This Gender Training of Trainers Course has helped me to be a better teacher, a better commander and better future military leader” says 2nd Lt Dusica Radovanovic from Republic of Serbia. Photo: SWEDINT
SWEDINT / NCGM finalised Gender Training of Trainers Course at PSOTC in Sarajevo
Outdoor exercise. “Well trained gender personnel always will increase operational effectiveness which was confirmed on Tuesdays practical field exercise” says the presenter of the syndicate nr 1, LtC Strasho Stojchevski from the Republic of Macedonia. Photo: SWEDINT
SWEDINT / NCGM finalised Gender Training of Trainers Course at PSOTC in Sarajevo
Plenary session. “I am very happy and proud that we increased gender trainers community which will contribute gender mainstreaming not only on the national but also on the international level, as well as forming strong gender network in the region”, said assistant syndicate leader Ms Tatjana Visacki from Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia after all students had finished their well performed presentations. Photo: SWEDINT
SWEDINT / NCGM finalised Gender Training of Trainers Course at PSOTC in Sarajevo
Dr. Ivan Zverzhanovski, Coordinator of UNDP/SEESAC Photo: swedint

Closing Ceremony. “This is the first course of its kind, however I am convinced that our mutual commitment to implement gender perspectives and the cooperation between NCGM, UNDP/SEESAC and PSOTC  will continue and increase during the years to come”, says Jan Dunmurray. He continues: “The engagement from the course participants really exceeded my expectations, and it was great to see the participant’s excellent performances during their individual performances. We now have new Gender-trainers ready to continue the important task to improve the capacity building in their own national armed forces.”

As part of gender capacity building in Western Balkans region, the cooperation between NCGM and UNDP SEESAC has resulted in conducting a Gender Training of Trainers (GToT) course. The course was hosted by the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“To the NCGM, the PSOTC is a great partner and our cooperation works very smoothly”, Cdr Jan Dunmurray, the Commander of NCGM said when the course started the 5th of March.
He was right! PSOTC is a well functioned Training Centre and capable to perform high class training in Peace Support Operations.

Dr. Ivan Zverzhanovski, Coordinator of UNDP/SEESAC which sponsors the project, was also attending the course as a student. “This course conducted by NCGM from Sweden has made it possible to train own trainers as an important step in order to integrate gender perspectives in the region.”