COPA has actively engaged in capacity building trainings for peace, development, humanitarian and gender practitioners since 1998. These trainings have brought on board practitioners from Eastern Africa, The Horn, Great Lakes, West Africa and Southern Africa regions. They have been evolving to respond to emerging needs and challenges faced by practitioners.
This programme has been active since the year 2008. Its initiatives include capacity building of local organizations so that they can integrate trauma healing in their initiatives, trauma recovery at the community level through community forums, regional symposiums for trauma healing practitioners and a 5 day training on ‘breaking cycles of violence;