Training


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Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

March 2021

Title Online Course in Peace and Conflict Work
Organiser ForumZFD
Date 1 March – 10 June 2021
Location online
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The 15-week online course in peace and conflict work offers a wealth of opportunities to gain and apply knowledge and skills relevant to conflict transformation. It is as much about acquiring relevant knowledge to specific peacebuilding topics as it is about learning applicable methods and skills.

Through self-reflection and the constant exchange with your peers, trainers and external facilitators we work on attitude, communication and behaviour. We provide you with the necessary tools to understand the theoretical and practical foundations of complex conflict dynamics and the possibilities for non-violent transformation within peacebuilding work. This includes clarifying the key concepts of civil conflict transformation as well as providing a deeper understanding of one’s own role and attitude working in this field.

Your professional and personal backgrounds form the starting point for the collective learning experience in a transcultural setting. Observations during the course, both within the virtual learning environment and outside in your life, will also become a resource for joint exploration of the elements of peace and conflict.

Thanks to the online format, which is supported by a clearly structured and intuitive learning platform, you will be able to take part in the course while remaining at work. This supports the close connection and support between the learning process and the implementation of your new knowledge and perspectives to your personal and professional context. This integration of the learning is additionally fostered by a project, which is planned, developed and conducted in small groups. The combination of a diverse methodology, expert input, dialogue among participants and hands-on application exercises – all supported by the virtual learning atmosphere – will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of elicitive conflict transformation.

After successful completion of the course you will receive the “Certificate in Peace and Conflict Work“ for deployment on a Civil Peace Service (CPS) project.

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Title Conflict Sensitivity
Organiser swisspeace
Date 10 – 19 March 2021
Location online
Short

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Peacebuilding, development and humanitarian interventions aim at contributing to a positive impact on the contexts within which they take place. External interventions in volatile environments thus need to be sensitive to the context. This includes the identification and mitigation of the risks of exacerbating conflict, and strengthening of opportunities to contribute to positive change.

Working in volatile and potentially quickly changing contexts requires organizations and their interventions to be adaptive and flexible. A conflict sensitive approach systematically takes into account both the positive and negative impacts of interventions on contexts and the impact of these contexts on the interventions.

In this course you will:

  • acquire an understanding of the concept and aim of conflict sensitivity;
  • learn about practical tools for applying conflict sensitivity in strategic and operational aspects of program management and apply them to concrete practical cases;
  • discuss best practices and lessons learned with conflict sensitivity practitioners from different contexts;
  • receive practical support for your own work from swisspeace conflict sensitivity experts;
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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Title Religion & Conflict Transformation
Organiser swisspeace
Date 22 – 30 March 2021
Location online
Short

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Examples such as Northern Ireland, Indonesia, Iraq, Mali, Syria and Myanmar show that religion plays an important role in many violent conflicts around the world today. This course provides participants with practical knowledge about methods and tools of conflict transformation focusing on conflicts with a religious dimension as well as on the roles of different actors in these contexts. The course work will be interactive and focused on Myanmar, Nigeria and a case from the US which will be looked at in-depth.

In this course you will:

  • gain an understanding of concepts and key terms regarding religion related to peace and conflict
  • study how religions can drive conflict and promote peace
  • explore conflicts with a religious dimension through case studies
  • learn about approaches that address conflicts with a religious dimension and familiarize yourself with a conflict analysis tool designed for conflicts with religious dimensions
  • look into the roles religiously motivated actors play in conflict areas
  • become part of a network that deals critically with questions about religion, peace and conflict.
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May 2021

Title Unpacking Radicalisation
Organiser swisspeace
Date 6-7 May 2021
Location online
Short

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Today, the proximity of discourses on radicalization to terrorism and security-related policies poses various challenges for peacebuilding practice. In practice, radicalization is often equated with Islamist violent extremism, and met with security-centered counter-terrorism approaches and measures such as Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) or Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). This limits our understanding of radicalization processes, which may also be a form of societal and political protest that remains within the boundaries of democratic negotiation. Along these lines of reasoning, economic deprivation and political marginalization lead to strong emotions of resentment and frustration that may lead to radicalization with or without violence. This course looks into the concept of radicalization as well as other notions such as de-radicalization, extremist violence, PVE and CVE in relation to peacebuilding practice and discusses them through different case studies from the Global North and South.

In this course, you will:

  • Discuss the concept of radicalization and related terms such as de-radicalization and preventing or countering violent extremism.
  • Gain a better understanding of what these concepts imply for peacebuilding practice.
  • Learn about and share knowledge on different forms and processes of (de-) radicalization across different geographic contexts.
  • Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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Title Documenting and Archiving from a Dealing with the Past Perspective
Organiser swisspeace
Date 26 May – 11 June
Location online
Short

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Documentary evidence plays an important role in Dealing with the Past processes: It is indispensable for truth seeking, accountability, reparations, institutional reforms, vetting, memorialization and history. However, if the creation, collection, management and preservation of such evidence is not properly done, records and archives documenting violations of human rights and international humanitarian law can be at risk of losing their value and thus prevent their future usability.

In this course, participants are introduced to topics related to documentation. Next to archival principles, arrangement and description, preservation and protection, as well as outreach and promotion, participants will also learn about ethical and legal responsibilities, such as informed consent, information privacy and do no harm.

The course is perfect for those of you who want to update their documentation skills in a practice-oriented manner. Course materials are introduced by drawing on concrete examples, which allows participants to gain valuable knowledge for their daily work.

In this course you will:

  • Acquire a thorough understanding of documenting and archiving practices to support the right to know, the right to reparations, the right to justice as well as guarantees of non-recurrence.
  • Familiarize yourself with documentation and archival principles.
  • Understand the technical requirements of information, archives and data management.
  • Reflect on ethical principles and legal responsibilities involved in the creation, management and preservation of records and archives for Dealing with the Past processes.
  • Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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June 2021

Title Summer School: Ukraine – Opportunities and Challenges for Dialogue
Organiser swisspeace
Date 21-25 June 2021
Location online
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How can peace and conflict studies contribute to understanding conflict dynamics in Ukraine? What are the opportunities for conflict settlement in Ukraine through dialogue at the local, national and international levels? What obstacles do these efforts face?

The 2021 swisspeace virtual summer school provides an overview of current academic and policy debates on conflict resolution, dialogue, and peacebuilding and critically reflects on their relevance for the Ukraine context. Following an introduction to peace and conflict theories and the architecture of international peacebuilding, participants will analyze the situation in Ukraine and reflect on opportunities and pitfalls for dialogue and conflict settlement in the current context.

What are the main developments in Ukraine since 2014? Who are the key actors and what are the main drivers of conflict domestically and internationally? How can the root causes of the conflict be addressed? What is the status of the settlement process and what role do international actors play? Participants will discuss these questions with inputs from a faculty made up of senior practitioners and scholars. Participants also have the opportunity to work on specific topics relevant to the Ukraine context in the areas of dialogue, peacebuilding, mediation, and state-building.

In this course, you will:

  • understand the conflict in and around Ukraine and the current status of the settlement process.
  • analyze key actors, drivers and layers of conflict in the context of Ukraine.
  • assess opportunities and challenges for dialogue in Ukraine at the local, national and international level.
  • learn about key concepts from peace studies and how they apply to Ukraine.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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(forumZFD is a member of EPLO member organisation German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management)

Upcoming Training Courses given by Non-EPLO Member Organisations

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