UNAMID Rule of Law launches a capacity building workshop for Sudan Prison Officers in south Darfur

Photo by Mutaz Ahmed Munafal, UNAMID.

17 Nov 2016

UNAMID Rule of Law launches a capacity building workshop for Sudan Prison Officers in south Darfur

Nyala, 15 Nov 2016: UNAMID Sector South Rule of Law Section (RoL) in collaboration with the State Central Prison Administration in Nyala, South Darfur, has launched a two-week in-service training programme for 30 prison officers drawn from prisons across the state localities, including Nyala, Kass and Buram.

The workshop, held at the Prison Administration hall in Nyala, is aimed at building the capacity of participating officers in prison operations and management.

Addressing the opening ceremony on behalf of UNAMID Sector South Head of Office, the Sector Officer-in-Charge of the Police Component in the Sector, David Eklu commended the good cooperation that exists between RoL and Nyala Central Prison Administration. “We urge participants to put to good use the knowledge acquired from this workshop in order to improve your professional performance as prison officers. The training will definitely enhance your skills and knowledge, which is imperative in the provision of treatment and care to inmates, in accordance with universal human rights norms. This will consequently contribute to the achievement of the rehabilitation and reformation goals of the prisons system which are geared towards effective community reintegration and public safety for the inmates,” Mr. Eklu added. 

In his address, the representative of the Director, Nyala Central Prison, Captain Ibrahim Adam Ahmed, appreciated UNAMID support in enhancing the capacity of prison officers in enabling them carry out their duties in accordance with global prison management standards and norms. “We appeal to all participants to use the unique opportunity offered by this training programme to learn more about prison management and integrate lessons learned into your daily operations. Through such training, you can improve local prison management systems and understand the intricacies involved in best practices used in prison management,” Captain Ahmed added.

UNAMID Correction Officer, Mr. Masara Pukunyani, indicated that the training programme would cover related topics including office management, international human rights, regulatory instruments relating to places of detention, principles of prison security, prison disciplinary procedures, code of conduct, prison management and accountability, international standards and prison management, psychosocial support for inmates, gender and gender mainstreaming, admission procedures and discharge of prison inmates, amongst others.