Training of Trainers (TOT)

Training of Trainers (TOT) is a process that gives new trainers the background knowledge and skills to provide training and technical assistance to its fellow colleagues.  The Capacity Development Unit (CDU) at ICRAF designed a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for its staff focusing not only on facilitation and communication skills as trainers, but also on building understanding about the principles of andragogy (how adults learn), how to carry out training needs assessment, how to design and implement training, and how to evaluate training outcomes considering the audience, knowledge and attitudes.

The TOT is designed to produce trainers who, after the completion of the course, are able to:

  • Create a cadre of effective trainers at ICRAF who can deploy advance andragogy techniques in delivering learning interventions.
  • Equip ICRAF regional offices/Science Domains/ Research Support Units with staff who can conduct and facilitate trainings effectively as well as provide support and advice to scientists on organizing effective trainings,
  • Contribute to a quality-oriented capacity development at ICRAF.

Interested persons should contact Dr. Mehmood Hassan at