Training


Click here for more information about training seminars organised in the framework of the Civil Society Dialogue Network project.

Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

January 2020

Title National Dialogue & Peace Mediation Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 27-31 January 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Today’s peace processes are highly complex, as currently seen in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. Peace mediation and national dialogues are widely recognized as two relevant avenues for the peaceful settlement of conflicts. Peace mediation processes are assisted negotiation processes, often with limited participation and a focus on questions of power-sharing. National dialogues, in contrast, aim to provide a space to discuss a broader range of issues relevant to the wider society, expand participation beyond political and military elites and (re)build relations among different actors. Nevertheless, the two concepts are closely interlinked as national dialogues can be set up before, during or after peace mediation processes.

In this course participants will:

  • get insights into how to define, design and support national dialogue processes
  • receive hands-on training in dialogue and mediation skills
  • reflect on lessons from past processes
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice
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Click here for more information. Applications close on 30 November 2019.
Title Dealing with the Past Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 24-25 January 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Learn how societies emerging from violence and conflict deal with the past and prepare for the future.

In this course participants will:

  • understand different approaches to transitional justice and dealing with the past.
  • get familiar with the most important notions, concepts and mechanisms relevant to dealing with the past (truth commissions, archives, reparation programs, guarantees of non-recurrence, etc.).
  • learn how dealing with the past processes have been designed and implemented in different contexts.
  • learn about the complexities, challenges and politics inherent in dealing with the past processes and the design of mechanisms and interventions.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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Click here for more information. Applications close on 30 November 2019.

February 2020

Title Gender, Conflict & Peacebuilding
Organiser swisspeace
Date 19-21 February 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

This course examines the relationship between gender, violent conflict, and peacebuilding. Participants will consider how war and militarism are highly gendered phenomena that impact men and women differently, and relatedly, how peacebuilding processes account for gendered dynamics. Throughout the course, participants will consider questions such as: how do gender stereotypes influence the way that we think about war and peace? What is the relationship between masculinity, militarism, and violence? How has feminist peace activism contributed to peacebuilding and why should peacebuilding processes remain attuned to local women’s peace movements? What are the strengths and limitations of the design and implementation of the UN Security Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security? How does conflict open up potentially transformative spaces for gender relations, and how can peacebuilding processes foster rather than hinder the development of gender equality in post-conflict spaces? Ultimately, participants will gain an understanding of the gendered dimensions of violent conflict and peacebuilding as well as evaluate the respective policy frameworks that address these complexities.

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Click here for more information. Applications close on 15 December 2019.

March 2020

Title Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts
Organiser swisspeace
Date 11-13 March 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Theories of change help aid workers and peacebuilders to make their programs more effective, but they are rarely used to their full potential. Creating a detailed logic of intervention helps to identify gaps in programming, highlight assumptions that need to be tested and provide a sound base for strategic choices that can increase impact. This course provides the conceptual background for working with theories of change in fragile contexts and then focuses on how ‘good’ theories of change can be developed and used by practitioners to gain an in-depth understanding of the change their programs trigger.

In this course participants will:

  • learn to understand the concepts of theories of change and the basics to work with them
  • build theories of change on different levels (project, program and organizational level)
  • train your skills with practical exercises
  • get insights on different uses of theories of change for design, monitoring and evaluation
  • develop ideas on using theories of change as a tool to foster organizational learning and grapple with complexity
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice
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Click here for more information. Applications close on 15 January 2020.

June 2020

Title Conflict Sensitivity Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 10-12 June 2020
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

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 participants 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
  • become aware of institutional and individual capacities for effective implementation of conflict sensitivity
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice
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Click here for more information. Applications close on 31 March 2020.

Training Courses by Member Organisation

   Berghof Foundation     ESSEC IRENÉ               

(forumZFD is a member of EPLO member organisation German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management)

Upcoming Training Courses given by Non-EPLO Member Organisations

There are currently no upcoming training courses by non-EPLO organisations to advertise. Please check this page regularly for future opportunities.