NGO News Report :: To prepare a team of well-trained prison officers and promote principles of good prison management, penal reform and rehabilitation of offenders in compliance with international and Bangladeshi law and standing orders, a Training of Trainers (ToT) took place at RDRS in Rangpur from 2-8 August 2015. Training of Trainers on Good Prison Management is an important issue.
The training was jointly organised by the Prison Directorate of Bangladesh and Improvement of the Real Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons in Bangladesh (IRSOP), a joint project of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). 15 prison officials attended the training including the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Senior Jail Super, Jail Super, Assistant Surgeon and Jailors.
The objective of the training was to develop a group of trainers with the basic skills, information and expertise needed to deliver effective experience-based training workshops on the topics included in the training programme of the prison directorate. International consultant Mr Hans H Wahl facilitated the ToT according to international standards and covered major topics related to good prison management, dynamic security and legal assistance.
Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin, Inspector General (IG) of Prisons, attended the certificate-giving ceremony as the Chief Guest. Ms Promita Sengupta, Programme Coordinator, GIZ, was also present at the ceremony.
The trainees said that the ToT increased their knowledge of key theoretical principles, how to design a training, as well as related skills on topics such as meeting management, group dynamics and effective communication.
In his closing remarks the IG of Prisons mentioned, “Participants who attended this ToT will return to the Bangladesh Prisons Department and achieve a huge impact with what they have learnt. If the culture, management and rewards system support the necessary behavioral change, then the trainees will be able to apply what they have learnt.”