Training


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Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

May 2019

Title Preventing Violent Conflicts Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 8-10 May 2019
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Despite increased international pressure and action to prevent violent conflicts and mass atrocities after the shocks of Rwanda and Srebrenica in the 1990s, the number of armed conflicts has increased in recent years. Whilst the wars in Syria, South Sudan or Ukraine differ with respect to the actors, driving factors and dynamics, they all raise the question of how violence and its escalation could have been prevented. The renewed attention to conflict prevention thus comes as no surprise, not only to prevent human suffering but also in light of cost-benefit-calculations: investing in prevention is more sensible than post-conflict reconstruction. This course provides insights into the concept of conflict prevention and explores how it relates to issues such as the prevention of violent extremism and mass atrocities. Based on lessons learnt and best practices, it examines practical tools such as early warning and early response as well as methods for applying conflict prevention in your work context.

 In this course you will:
  • understand the notion of conflict prevention
  • explore the potential and practical application of conflict prevention methods such as early warning and early response or conflict sensitivity in different contexts
  • draw lessons from other contexts and disciplines for your work
  • exchange experiences and become part of a worldwide community of practitioners

This course is designed for:

  • professionals working at all stages of peacebuilding and development
  • practitioners and academics interested in complementing their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge

Candidates must have:

  • a university degree in a related discipline such as political science, law, economics or sociology
  • at least one year of professional experience
  • a good command of English.

Unfortunately, swisspeace cannot provide scholarships for this course. Participants (or their employer) must be able to cover the tuition fee.

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Deadline for application: 15 March 2019

Title Designing for Impact: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding and Development Programming
Organiser Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 20-24 May 2019
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

About the Programme

Designing for Impact is an intensive training programme designed for agencies, organisations and practitioners working in conflict, crisis and post-war stabilisation and recovery who wish to 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 post-war recovery, rehabilitation and development. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in over 40 countries, Designing for Impact represents the most advanced training programme of its kind for policymakers, practitioners, government officials 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.

Participants will

  • Draw upon best practices and lessons learned in peacebuilding, development and post-war recovery programme development and implementation to improve the planning and implementation of their programmes
  • Work through all stages of programme development, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and follow-through using own cases and programmes
  • Develop effective, customised processes relevant for their organisations’ missions and the needs and contexts in which they 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 the root causes and impacts of the conflict
  • Develop improved skills for designing relevant and appropriate programme and engagement strategies and activities, including crisis management and prevention, peacebuilding, social, economic and political stabilisation, reconciliation in divided communities, and post-war recovery, rehabilitation and development
  • Improve relevance, appropriateness and coherence of your programmes with needs and contexts
  • Address key issues in peacebuilding and post-war recovery and how they impact programming and implementation, including: sustainability, ownership, challenges and collapse of peace and recovery processes, impact and effectiveness, gender, human rights, stabilisation and security, multi-track engagement
  • Better integrate appropriate and effective design, planning, development, and monitoring and evaluation tools into the work of your organisation/agency
  • Support local capacity development and strengthening community and national ownership
  • Design peacebuilding and conflict transformation interventions for specific communities and sectors: including conflict party leadership, national and cultural groups, youth, women, media, businesses
  • Develop tools to assist your organisation, institution or agency for short, medium, and long-term engagements

Key Skills

  • Strategic planning and foresight
  • Situation and conflict analysis, intelligence
  • Programme design, development and implementation, especially in peacebuilding and post-conflict contexts
  • Programme monitoring & evaluation
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Design & implementation for sustainable results and impact
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For further information or to apply, please send an email to training@patrir.ro.

Title Human Rights & Conflict Transformation Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 22-24 May 2019
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Human rights and conflict transformation are instrumental for achieving sustainable peace and development. Despite wide recognition that the fields of human rights, peacebuilding and development work in and on similar contexts, they are often perceived as distinct disciplines. This training seeks to go beyond this divide and aims at exploring how human rights and conflict transformation offer different types of insights to similar contexts, and exploring how they can complement one another both practically and conceptually. It also recognizes that certain challenges and dilemmas arise when linking human rights and conflict transformation, and considers strategies for addressing these.

In this course you will:

  • become familiar with human rights and conflict transformation in terms of important concepts, focus areas, and strategies in the two fields;
  • understand the relevance of linking human rights and conflict transformation and identify ways in which you can do so practically in the context of your own work;
  • gain skills and confidence in incorporating elements from both perspectives in your analysis of conflict-related situations;
  • understand challenges and dilemmas relating to linking human rights and conflict transformation and explore strategies for addressing these;
  • critically reflect on your own frame of reference and professional identity and the implications thereof for your engagement with the complex interplay of human rights and conflict transformation:
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.

This course is designed for peacebuilding, development and humanitarian practitioners and academics interested in bridging concepts with practical knowledge, good practices and lessons learned from field-based linkages between human rights & conflict transformation.

Candidates must have:

  • a university degree in a related discipline such as political science, law, economics or sociology
  • at least one year of professional experience
  • a good command of English.

Unfortunately, swisspeace cannot provide scholarships for this course. Participants (or their employer) must be able to cover the tuition fee.

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Deadline for application: 31 March 2019

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

description

More information soon.

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links

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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

More information soon.

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links

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

description

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 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

description

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
Useful

links

Visit www.patrir.ro/training, or email training@patrir.ro.
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

description

More information soon.

Useful

links

Visit www.patrir.ro/training, or email training@patrir.ro.

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
Short

description

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.
Useful

links

Visit www.patrir.ro/training, or email training@patrir.ro.

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
Short

description

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
Useful

links

Visit www.patrir.ro/training, or email training@patrir.ro.
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
Short

description

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.
Useful

links

Visit www.patrir.ro/training, or email training@patrir.ro.

Training Courses by Member Organisation

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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
Short

description

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