Training


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Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

June 2019

Title Recovery, Stabilisation and Peace Consolidation: Achieving Sustainable Peace after War
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 10-12 June 2019
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

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Title Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR): Advanced Gloval Review and Best Practices
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 13-14 June 2019
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

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Title Peace Mediation Course
Organiser swisspeace, ETH Zürich
Date 30 June – 12 July 2019
Location Gstaad, Switzerland
Short

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The goal of the Peace Mediation Course is for participants to deepen their understanding of peace mediation and acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to support mediation processes effectively. Moreover, it aims to enhance the exchange and networking between participants.

The course focuses on peace mediation. A comprehensive approach to mediation is the basis of the course. Such an approach takes into account the different phases, relevant actors and topics of peace negotiations.

Key questions addressed in the Peace Mediation Course
include:

  • Micro-skills: How does one deal with the nuts and bolts of negotiating and mediating?
  • Process design: How does one design a peace process? Who participates in peace negotiations, and how should their diverse agendas be included? When is which third party best suited to play an effective role? How do you integrate topics in a mediation process?

Participants must have sound skills, knowledge and experience in peace mediation, or several years of field experience related to peace processes. Priority will be given to participants who are, or will be, working in support of peace processes. Excellent command of English is required to follow the course. Participants are expected to have a high degree of motivation and commitment, to stay for the entire duration of the course, and to read the background material carefully.

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Deadline for application: 14 February 2019

September 2019

Title Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 9 – 13 September 2019
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

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Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes, such as with truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether or not a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course examines the potentials and challenges for the design and implementation of dealing with the past processes. Engaging with key debates in the field, it focuses on how to ensure that dealing with the past processes support the transformation of violent conflicts.

Your benefits

In this course you will:

  • acquire a thorough understanding of transitional justice, the right to know, the right to reparations, the right to justice as well as guarantees of non-recurrence.
  • get to know ‘local’ approaches to dealing with the past and ‘international’ frameworks.
  • reflect on practices of inclusion in dealing with the past processes.
  • learn about transformative approaches to dealing with the past.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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The deadline for applications is 15 July 2019.

Title Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Organiser swisspeace
Date September 2019 – August 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
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Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate program provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies, and practices in the different fields of peacebuilding ranging from peace mediation, conflict transformation, the role of gender to dealing with the past. Additionally, you acquire skills and tools to apply in conflict situations.

The program can be studied in two versions and can be taken over one or two years at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The comprehensive version (24 course days) consists of an Introductory Module (2 days), a Thematic Module (five courses, 13 days), a Training Module (two courses, 6 days) an Applied Module (2 days) and a Concluding Module (1 day). The short version (18 course days) does not include the Training Module.

Your benefits

In this program you will:

  • get a comprehensive overview of different fields of civilian peacebuilding.
  • reflect critically on peacebuilding practices.
  • link latest findings from research and best practices to your work.
  • acquire practical peacebuilding skills and tools.
  • lay the foundation for your next career step.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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Title Religion, Peace & Conflict
Organiser swisspeace
Date September 2019 – August 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

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The media often report about religiously motivated acts of violence. At the same time, throughout history, religions repeatedly contributed to peacebuilding. In the CAS Religion, Peace & Conflict you will reflect these ambivalences with experts from academia and practice.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Religion, Peace & Conflict is offered annually and runs from fall to summer. The program consists of an Introductory Module (2 days), a Thematic Module (three 2- to 3-day courses) and a Concluding Module (1 day) (total 10-11 days) and the writing of a final CAS-thesis. On-site courses take place on either Wednesday-Friday or Friday and Saturday at the University of Basel. The CAS Religion, Peace & Conflict can be taken over one to two years.

Your benefits

In this program you will:

  • learn about concrete methods of conflict analysis and discuss which roles religiously motivated actors play in conflict contexts.
  • familiarize yourself with different religions and get an overview of key terms and concepts.
  • understand how religion can be used as discourse, value system or tradition when building peace and driving conflicts.
  • examine case studies of conflicts with a religious dimension.
  • unpack radicalization trends.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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Title Making Prevention, Early Warning and Peacebuilding Effective: Lessons Learned, What Works in the Field and Core Skills
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 23-27 September 2019
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

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Making Prevention, Early Warning & Peacebuilding Effective: Lessons Learned, What Works in the Field and Core Skills is an hands-on and practical program created to assist governments, inter-governmental organisations and civil society organisations and agencies in the field. It is the only one of its kind internationally going in-depth into what works in prevention, how to make early warning systems effective,

and how to do peacebuilding with impact to prevent wars, armed violence, and crisis escalation. Prevention, Early Warning and Peacebuilding draws on the key lessons from the field, experiences on the ground, and real case studies to identify critical lessons and challenges in peacebuilding and prevention – and how they can be addressed in practice. The programme also focuses on developing a customised

roster of measures, tools and approaches to making peacebuilding and prevention work effectively on the ground in participants own contexts.

Relevant, Operational, Practical

Prevention, Early Warning and Peacebuilding offers participants an intensive, stimulating and challenging with experienced practitioners and policy makers from the UN, governments, and local, national and international agencies and organizations from around the world. This allows participants to

learn together with practitioners from multiple conflict contexts, agencies, and levels of operation and engagement. Staff of the International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) and PATRIR’s Department of Peace Operations provide tailored support to assist participants in enhancing in-depth knowledge applied skills and customized approaches relevant for their needs and contexts. The programme also assists review, development and strengthening of national and organizational strategies and early warning and prevention systems, tools and approaches.

What you get from this course:

  • Draw upon leading practice and experiences from the field in applied peacebuilding, prevention and early warning from local, national and international organisations, governments and agencies.
  • Identify critical lessons and challenges in peacebuilding and making early warning and prevention effective.
  • Develop rigorous, operational knowledge relevant for participants’ exact needs and contexts.
  • Develop a roster of measures, tools and approaches to making peacebuilding and prevention work effectively on the ground in participants’ contexts.
  • Interact and share experiences with experts, practitioners and policy makers from other agencies, organisations, UN Missions and governments
  • Receive customized support and assistance before, during and after the program from the Department of Peace Operations
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Title Advanced Training of Trainers Intensive: Improving Best Practices
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 30 September – 4 October 2019
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

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October 2019

Title Designing for Impact: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding & Development Programming
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 21-25 October 2019
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Designing for Impact: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding & Development Programming is an intensive training programme designed for agencies, organisations and practitioners working in conflict, crisis and post-war stabilisation and recovery who wish to improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainable impact of their programmes – including crisis management and prevention, peacebuilding, social, economic and political stabilisation, reconciliation in divided communities, and postwar recovery, rehabilitation and development. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in over 40 countries, Designing for Impact: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding & Development Programming represents the most advanced training programme of its kind for policymakers, practitioners, governments and donors internationally. There is a gap between the scale of people’s efforts and investment, the huge number of programmes, activities and organisations in the field, and the impact this is all having on peacebuilding and sustainable post-war recovery and stabilisation. This programme has been designed to close that gap. It is practical and operational, designed for policy makers, donors and practitioners, and those dealing with the daily challenges of peacebuilding, development and recovery in areas affected by war and violence. Unlike almost every programme in the field today, it draws from across the entire breadth of operational experience, lessons learned and practical methodologies – doing so in a way that has been designed to enable agencies and organisations to go in-depth into their work and how they are doing it, coming out with better designs, better approaches, and with real effects.

What you get from this course:

  • Draw upon best practices and lessons learned in peacebuilding, development and post-war recovery programme development and implementation to improve planning and implementation.
  • Work through all stages of programme development, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and follow-through using own cases and programmes
  • Develop effective, customized processes relevant for your organisations’ missions and the needs and contexts in which you are working
  • Improve applied conflict and situation analysis and conflict intelligence to support better design of peacebuilding, development and post-war recovery programmes which can operate effectively and contribute to transforming root causes and impacts
  • Develop improved skills for designing relevant and appropriate programme and engagement strategies and activities, including crisis management and prevention, peacebuilding, socioeconomic and political stabilization, reconciliation in divided communities, and post-war recovery, rehabilitation and development.
  • Address key issues including: sustainability, ownership, challenges and collapse of peace and recovery processes, impact and effectiveness, gender, human rights stabilization and security, multi-track engagement
  • Support local capacity development and strengthening community and national ownership
  • Design peacebuilding and conflict transformation intervention for specific communities and sectors: including conflict party leadership, national and cultural groups, youth, women, media, & business
  • Develop tools to assist your organization for short, medium and long-term engagements.
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November 2019

Title Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Contexts
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 18-20 November 2019
Location London, UK
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Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Conflicts is a unique three-day Advanced Professional Training designed for governments, UN agencies and missions, and national and international organisations working with mediation, negotiations, dialogue processes (from community to national and inter-party levels), peacemaking, and peace processes. The programme is intended for expert mediators and parties to mediation and negotiation processes seeking to identify measures to strengthen and improve their processes. Facilitated by an expert practitioner, the programme will assist those involved in mediation and peacemaking efforts – before, during or postwar – to address key challenges and explore practical ways of improving the quality and results of their mediation and peacemaking processes. Carried out in cooperation with the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) of PATRIR, the programme is also designed to actively assist mediation and peace processes. Technical Assistance is provided to ensure customized support for participating experts, representatives and organisations and agencies. In several cases, both / multiple mediation parties and mediators have taken part in the programme to assist them by providing a space to step out from their normal contexts and to go indepth, in a facilitated process, into improving their meditation and peacemaking skills, methods and approaches.

What you get from this course:

  • Work with leading practitioners, government and conflict party leadership involved in mediation processes in complex environments from around the world.
  • Develop and Design Outcomes for Enabling Resolution and Transformation of Complex Conflicts
  • Enhance understanding, coordination and coherence in peacemak-ing in the field and between policy and practice. Addressing both top-level formal and informal negotiations, mediation and peace processes the program will also explore how processes can be made more effective by linking with other tracks and the work that can be done by civil society actors, donors, international agencies, national parliaments, analysts, media and other to support mediation processes and create an enabling environment for transition and resolution.
  • Technical aspects of preparation, design, development, implementation and follow-through in mediation and peace processes
  • Address the links, gaps and opportunities in multi-track dialogue, mediation, peacemaking and peacebuilding
  • Develop practical measures for improving practice and addressing gaps in current mediation and peacemaking practice
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Title Designing and Implementing Effective Monitoring and Evaluation for Development, Peacebuilding & Humanitarian Operations
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – PATRIR
Date 21-23 November 2019
Location London, UK
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Designing and Implementing Effective Monitoring and Evaluation for Development, Peacebuilding & Humanitarian Operations a three-day Executive Leadership Programme designed for senior practitioners, monitoring & evaluation units, field staff, and heads of agencies working in peacebuilding and peace support operations – including crisis management; violence prevention; mediation, peacemaking and peace processes during armed conflict; peacebuilding and development; post-war recovery and reconciliation; UN missions; and demobilization, disarmament and reintegration programmes. The programme has been designed to assist organisations, agencies and missions in the field to see how to develop appropriate monitoring & evaluation systems and processes customized for their exact needs and contexts. The programme focuses on improving practical and applied skills and tools for those working in the field. In 3 days participants work together with other leading practitioners and agencies from around the world, rigorously review and evaluate their own programmes and strengths and challenges of peacebuilding in their contexts, and are exposed to a range of rigorous and effective methodologies, tools and case studies which they can apply in their work. We select participants based upon their work and then take them through a customized methodology to assist them in improving the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their programmes. Participants – from governments, UN agencies, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and local, national and international organizations – have reviewed IPDTC’s London line of Advanced Professional Trainings as amongst the best of their kind in the world.

What you get from this course:

  • Take participants through a customized methodology designed to assist agencies, organisations and UN country missions in developing appropriate monitoring and evaluation methodologies for improving impact and effectiveness of peacebuilding programmes
  • Provide a dynamic, safe environment using a confidentiality rule to enable participants and their organizations/agencies to address key issues and challenges they face in their work.
  • Provide effective tools which can be used by participants and their organizations in developing baselines, indicators, types of change, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Explore best practices and lessons learned in applied monitoring and evaluation from peacebuilding and conflict transformation programmes and national and international organizations, together with senior staff and practitioners from around the world.
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Training Courses by Member Organisation

   Berghof Foundation     ESSEC IRENÉ               

Upcoming Training Courses given by Non-EPLO Member Organisations

Title IPT Master Class on Intersectional Gender Work and Peacebuilding
Organiser Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Date 21 – 31 August 2019
Location
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The world we live in undergoes vast global and social changes! Emerging new challenges and needs, such as the integration of refugees and immigrants, debates on human rights, and gender-related power struggles all call for creative alternative practices and frameworks that allow personal and collective narratives to enter our conversations, working-, learning- and living spaces!

In the light of #metoo and #whyididntreport this Master Class examines how theory can be translated into practice and how various dilemmas pertaining to people navigating a changing world can be successfully adressed in the peace- and development work.

Thus, this Master Class focuses on practices of emancipatory critical pedagogy in armed conflicts and in post conflict situations, in relation to methods that promote sustainable peace and human rights advocacy around experiences, questions and concerns related to gender. Furthermore, emerging new challenges and needs, such as the integration of refugees and immigrants, debates on human rights, and gender-related power struggles all call for creative alternative practices and frameworks that allow personal and collective narratives to enter our conversations, working-, learning- and living spaces!

Trainer Dr. Gal Harmat holds a PhD in Gender Analysis of Peace Education and Dialogue encounters from Nitra University (Slovakia) and a M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN-Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is the head of the Gender and Peacebuilding Programme, Dept. of Peace and Conflict Studies at the UN University for Peace and professor in conflict transformation, peace education and gender and Co-Director of the Social Justice and Peace Education Teachers Training Program, Kibbutzim Teachers College in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been teaching in the World Peace Academy (University of Basel), the European Peace University (Austria), and the Arts and Social Change College in Israel.

As a Gender and Peacebuilding Specialist, she has extensive experience in training, conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation, capacity building, peace education, research, gender empowerment and gender mainstreaming since 1998 in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and West and South East Asia. Her consultancies include intergovernmental organizations (e.g. OSCE, UN Women, UNDP, and the Council of Europe), and various international and regional NGOs (e.g. Non-violent Peace Force, Friends of the Earth Middle East; Peres Centre for Peace).

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Deadline for application: 19 April 2019