Project Coordinator Anne Holohan opened first day of GAP Soft Skills Summit with a presentation of overall purpose of GAP –project. Project aimed to meet with the challenges to work more effective together in peacebuilding environment. In order to meet with the challenges, we have developed training for peacekeepers to better learn soft skills. Project researchers followed ethnographic methods to analyse the cooperation among civilian, military and police. A journey of successful work among GAP Consortium and with several stakeholders is almost completed. The pilot course of soft skills with use of gamified methods is now organised and playing final version of GAP Game is possible. The interactive break out parallel sessions of the conference are still on-going with our conference participants. The topics of Summit Thursday are:
– A curriculum for the Role of Police in Peacekeeping
– Game-based Soft Skills Learning in Different Sectors
– Culture as a resource
– Training Needs in Contemporary Peacekeeping Missions
– Assessment tools to improve organisational effectiveness
– Gender: Challenges and Benefits
After the opportunity to play GAP Game, the day will be finalised with speeches by our guest speakers during Reception for Peacekeepers.