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Our Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) programme developed and ran a training programme to build the training skills of a selected group of Latin American and Caribbean policy influencers so that they would be better able to train policy makers in EIPM related topics. Individuals who are in the position to train policy makers in Latin America and the Caribbean were invited to apply for the training programme via an online application form. Fifteen participants were selected. These included professional trainers, members and staff of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), staff of policy making institutions, researchers and teachers of academic institutions, and academic librarians.
The programme consists of three phases. In the pre-workshop phase, selected participants are asked to write an open reflective essay focusing on their past experience in teaching and learning processes. The participants are then brought together for a five day workshop focusing on EIPM and training techniques. Following the workshop, participants are expected to use some or all of the taught contents in their own training activity. The facilitators aimed to facilitate the training in order to provide the participants with learner-centred training approaches. Throughout the workshop, participants were given the opportunity to practice what they had learnt by developing and delivering training sessions.
This training report reviews the main objectives of the training and the topics and techniques covered during the sessions.