Training


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Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

Title Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Religion & Konflikt
Organiser swisspeace
Date April – December 2018
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

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(N/B This course will be held in German)

Religiös motivierte Gewaltakte gehören in der medialen Berichterstattung zur Tagesordnung. Andererseits haben sich Religionen im Laufe der Geschichte als friedensfördernde Institutionen hervorgetan. Im CAS Religion & Konflikt reflektieren Sie diese Ambivalenz mit Expertinnen und Experten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis.

  • Erlernen Sie konkrete Methoden der Konfliktanalyse und behandeln die Frage, welche Rollen religiös motivierte Akteure in Konfliktgebieten spielen.
  • Eignen Sie sich vertiefte Kenntnisse über verschiedene Weltreligionen an und erhalten einen Überblick über verbreitete Religionskonzepte und -begriffe.
  • Bekommen Sie ein Verständnis dafür, wie Religionen als Diskurs, als Wertesystem oder als Tradition sowohl friedens- wie auch konfliktfördernd eingesetzt werden.
  • Untersuchen Sie Konflikte mit einer religiösen Dimension anhand von Fallstudien.
  • Lernen Sie wie die multireligiöse Schweiz mit Chancen und Herausforderungen rund ums Thema Religionen umgeht.
  • Werden Sie Teil eines Netzwerkes, das sich kritisch mit Fragen zu Religionen und Konflikt auseinandersetzt.
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(Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018)

May

Title Preventing Violent Conflicts Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 2-4 May 2018
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, especially in light of a cost-benefit-perspective: 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 and methods for applying conflict prevention in your work context.

  • Understand the notion of conflict prevention
  • Learn about macro- and micro-level methods for conflict prevention along the conflict cycle and how to use them in your own context
  • Explore the potential of private sector risk assessment tools for the development and peacebuilding sectors
  • Draw lessons from other contexts and disciplines for your work

This course is designed for professionals working in all stages of peacebuilding and development including policy-makers, practitioners and academics interested in enriching their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

A minimum of two years of professional experience in relevant fields and a university degree (minimum BA) or an equivalent educational background are required

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(Deadline for application: 28 February 2018)

June

Title Advanced Training of Trainers and Innovations
in Capacity Building for Peacebuilding and
Conflict Transformation
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 4-8 June 2018
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

The Advanced Forum and Training of Trainers: Designing and Delivering Effective Capacity Building Programmes in the Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Field programme prepares trainers, dialogue facilitators, capacity building officers, teachers, HR managers and practitioners to engage in an intensive and comprehensive process covering the design and delivery of training and facilitation programmes in the areas of conflict transformation, education and development. The focus of this particular programme is on the process and quality criteria of design of curricula and on a select number innovative methods of training and capacity building. These enable trainers and facilitators to address issues of diversity, sensitive engagement with conflict parties, participatory and collaborative learning and effectiveness in training and learning.

The programme includes a basic peacebuilding and conflict transformation framework, an intensive introduction into curricula architecture, trainer profiles and training centers’ standards of excellence as well as hands-on experiencing of innovative collaborative dialogue and trust-building methods, role plays and case studies, arts’ based processes, self-awareness and self-care practices, simulations and interactive games and exercises.

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Title Conflict Sensitivity Training
Organiser swisspeace
Date 6-8 June 2018
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. This includes a do-no-harm approach that identifies and mitigates the risks of exacerbating conflict, and recognizes opportunities to contribute to positive change. External interventions in volatile environments thus need to be sensitive to the context. 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. Working in potentially quickly changing contexts requires organizations and programs to be adaptive and flexible.

This training provides:

  • An understanding of the concept and aim of conflict sensitivity
  • Practical tools for applying conflict sensitivity in strategic and operational aspects of program management
  • Awareness of institutional and individual capacities for effective implementation of conflict sensitivity

The training is designed for peacebuilding, development and humanitarian practitioners and academics interested in bridging theory and concepts with practical knowledge, good practices and lessons learned from field-based application of conflict sensitivity.

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(Deadline for application: 31 March 2018)

Title Developing Effective Programming & Interventions to Prevent and Counter Extremism, Radicalization & Terrorism
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 11-13 June 2018
Location London, United Kingdom
Short

description

Despite the massive investment in programming to address radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism, evidence suggests that a majority of programmes fail to achieve significant impact – and at times may even contribute to increasing radicalisation and violent extremism. This training provides a comprehensive overview, designed or experienced front-line practitioners and policy makers, of approaches, strategies and measures to address radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism. It provides a highly practical framework and ‘hands-on’ tools that can be used to design and implement better programming – and improve results on the ground. It is designed for a mixed group of practitioners bringing together UN and state institutions, police and security forces, NGOs and community-based organisations. Participants will examine practical approaches, learn from a breadth of applied case studies, identify criteria for evaluating and assessing programming, and apply the design framework to
their programmes and interventions. The training draws upon the most comprehensive overviews of lessons identified and evaluations of programming globally, and covers the full spectrum of prevention, countering and recovering – from upstream early interventions to addressing critical incidents and post-incident operations.

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Deadline: 3  May (if you need a UK Visa); 21 May (if you do not need a UK Visa)

Title Measuring Impact and Developing Evaluation & Learning Frameworks for Countering & Preventing Radicalisation, Violent Extremism and Terrorism
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 14-15 June 2018
Location London, United Kingdom
Short

description

How can you effectively monitor and measure results of CVE and PVE programming, counter-radicalisation and counter terrorism? What are the best methods for implementing evaluations to see what impact programmes are having – and what’s really working or not working? What tools exist, as well as lessons learned for good and bad practice? This training is the most hands-on and advanced of its kind globally taking practitioners and agencies through the most relevant tools and approaches for developing effective monitoring and evaluation of their work – and how to then utilise the results to improve programming and policy. In a 2-day intensive participants will receive in-depth understanding of both the issues and challenges involved and how they can implement monitoring and evaluation for Countering & Preventing Radicalisation, Violent Extremism and Terrorism programmes. Additional Technical Assistance, coaching and field-support is available for all participants and participating agencies.

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Deadline: 3  May (for those who need a UK Visa); 21 May (for those who do not need a UK Visa)

Title Summer School: Colombia’s Path to Peace
Organiser swisspeace
Date 25-29 June 2018
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

How can peace and conflict studies contribute to understanding the conflict dynamics in Colombia, and how can insights from Colombia advance academic research? swisspeace’s 5-day summer school provides an overview of current academic and policy debates on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and state building and critically reflects on their relevance for the Colombian context. Following an introduction to peace and conflict theories and the architecture of international peacebuilding, participants will analyze the Colombian context and reflect on scenarios for future developments.
What are the main developments in Colombia since the peace agreement in 2016? Who are the key actors and what are the main drivers of conflict? How can the root causes of the conflict be addressed and what is the role of external actors in this process? Participants will focus on specific topics relevant to the Colombian context including state formation, local governance, peace mediation and civil society.

The summer school is designed for practitioners with an academic background, PhD-students and recent graduates.

A university degree (minimum BA) or an equivalent educational background is required, professional experience is an asset.

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(Deadline for application: 30 April 2018)

July

Title Making Prevention & Early Warning Work: Improving Prevention and Early Warning Systems, Practice and Prevention of Armed Conflict
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 2-6 July 2018
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

The field of early warning and prevention has grown substantially over the last 20 years – but there are still critical challenges and gaps in making prevention work and making early warning effective. This 5-day programme has been designed based upon in-depth engagement with more than 20 early warning systems world-wide, and identification with practitioners and agencies of what workswhat doesn’t and what needs to be done better. It addresses key frontiers of the field and how early warning systems and prevention programming can be designed and implemented to more effectively prevent armed and violent conflict and strengthen capabilities of local and national actors to address the root causes, conditions and drivers of conflict. The programme is based in a local first and integrated systems approach and is relevant for frontline practitioners, government policy and decision-makers, local authorities, conflict analysts, security forces, donors and the breadth of actors involved in early warning and prevention systems.
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Deadline: 21  May (for those who need a Romanian visa); 8 June (for those who do not need a Romanian Visa)

Title Designing for Impact: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding and Development Programming
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 9-13 July 2018
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

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.

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Deadline: 1  June (for those who need a Romanian visa); 22 June (for those who do not need a Romanian Visa)

August

Title Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts (Global)
Organiser International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT) – Interpeace
Date 20-28 August 2018
Location Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland
Short

description

National and international experts/advisers are often mandated to provide assistance and guidance on policy formulation and implementation in countries emerging from dynamics of violence and polarization.

This course seeks to better equip advisers by honing essential analytical, advisory and interactional skills. It offers frameworks and guidance on how to understand and navigate the broader institutional environment, and change processes they find themselves in. It also creates a space for exchange and learning on the practice of advising from resource people and between participants.

This course is relevant for you if you:
• Are an international or national expert, civilian or uniformed;

• Have a job wherein advising in any domain is a major focus;

• You provide advice to governmental or civil society entities, national or international;

• Are working with or for national public-sector entities;

• Already have experience, and are currently deployed or about to be redeployed/reassigned such role;

• Have a strong command of the English language.

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(Deadline for application: 14 May 2018)

September

Title Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Organiser swisspeace
Date September 2018 – August 2019
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts.

Topic

Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflicts, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies and practices in:

  • peacebuilding and statebuilding: the role of state and non-state actors
  • gender relations and gender analysis in conflict and peacebuilding
  • peacebuilding methodologies such as theories of change or conflict sensitivity
  • peace mediation and facilitating dialogue
  • dealing with the past and transitional justice: their role for peace, democracy and rule of law
  • business, conflict and peacebuilding

This annual course

  • provides insights into the concepts of civilian peacebuilding in policy and practice
  • offers a variety of training methodologies, such as expert inputs, peer exchange, case studies, skills training and self-study
  • enables you to link theoretical and conceptual inputs with your work activities
  • brings together professionals working in all stages of peacebuilding and development,
  • policy-makers, practitioners and academics interested in enriching their own experiences
  • is facilitated by leading international scholars and experienced practitioners.

This 22-day certificate program can be completed in one or two years and can be taken as one module of the Diploma or Master of Advanced Studies in Civilian Peacebuilding offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel.

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(Deadline for application: 30 June 2018)

Title Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 10-14 September 2018
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

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 like truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course examines the potentials and challenges of designing and implementing dealing with the past processes, and the ways in which actors can work together for effective policy decision-making. 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.

  • Get to know ‘local’ approaches to dealing with the past as well as ‘international’ norms and frameworks
  • Understand processes of memorialization
  • Reflect on perspectives of victims and perpetrators in contexts of transition
  • Learn about transformative approaches to dealing with the past
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(Deadline for application: 30 June 2018)

Title Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts (Regional)
Organiser International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT) – Interpeace
Date 24-28 September 2018
Location Naivasha, Kenya
Short

description

National and international experts/advisers are often mandated to provide assistance and guidance on policy formulation and implementation in countries emerging from dynamics of violence and polarization.

This course seeks to better equip advisers by honing essential analytical, advisory and interactional skills. It offers frameworks and guidance on how to understand and navigate the broader institutional environment, and change processes they find themselves in. It also creates a space for exchange and learning on the practice of advising from resource people and between participants.

For the first time in five years, the 2018 edition of the course will focus specifically on African contexts. Hence, participants’ opportunity to rely and learn from each other will be enhanced through contextualized discussions and cases studies.

This course is relevant for you if you:

• Are an international or national expert, working in or on Africa, civilian or uniformed;

• Have a job wherein advising in any domain is a major focus;

• You provide advice to governmental or civil society entities, national or international;

• Are working with or for national public-sector entities;

• Already have experience, and are currently deployed or about to be redeployed/reassigned such role;

• Have a strong command of the English language.

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(Deadline for application: 14 May 2018)

October

Title Local Governance & Sub-National Peacebuilding, Social Cohesion and Violence Prevention
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 15-18 October 2018
Locatioßn Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

Cities, towns and urban areas are often the worst affected by war. From civilian casualties to destruction of infrastructure, urban areas experience a massive cost of violence. They are increasingly a if not the principal site of battles and destruction in many armed conflicts. Until recently they have also been largely neglected by many peacebuilding programmes and peace processes – which often focus on national-level or rural, community-based processes. At the same time, the potential for sub-national mediation and peace processes bringing about agreement between conflict parties, armed forces/militias and key stakeholders within specific regions, states or sub-sections of a conflict is significant – and the track record of locally owned and driven efforts to stop fighting, prevent violence, and improve security and stability is impressive. IPDTC’s Local Governance & Sub-National Peacebuilding and Peace Processes programme addresses this. Drawing upon experiences in areas affected by armed conflict and armed violence world-wide, the programme builds upon several key components including: learning from what works; building capacities for city/urban and local community peacebuilding, social cohesion, inclusion and prevention programming; creating localized early warning and prevention systems; enabling effective coordination and cooperation; development of municipal and sub-national infrastructure for peace.

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Deadline: 10 September (if you need a Romanian Visa); 21 September (if you do not need a Romanian Visa)

Title Fragility, Conflict & Statebuilding Course
Organiser swisspeace
Date 24-26 October 2018
Locatioßn Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

States of fragility are of major concern to actors spanning from local citizens to global policy makers. Not only are they particularly prone to violent conflict, they are also held responsible for a range of public bads transcending national borders. While ‘fragility’ is pervasive in donor and aid organizations’ thinking, the concept remains unclear and fuels the debate on how the international community should best respond. This course focuses on the conceptual, policy and implementation challenges of statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Draw lessons from links between concepts of violent conflict, fragility, state- and peacebuilding
  • Understand the foundations of states and the construction of social and political legitimacy
  • Learn about international policy responses to fragile and conflict-affected contexts
  • Reflect on current methodologies proposed by international actors for working successfully in fragile contexts
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(Deadline for application: 31 July 2018)

November

Title Designing for Impact: Improving the Quality, Impact and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding and Development Programming
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 5-9 November 2018
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Short

description

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.

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Deadline: 19 October (for those who need a Romanian visa); 28 September (for those who do not need a Romanian Visa)

Title Conflict Transformation & the Role of Religion: Methods & Approaches
Organiser swisspeace
Date 9-10 November 2018
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

What is the significance of religion in conflicts around the world and how has it evolved? Apply for this course and find out.

Topic

Religion continues to play a key role in conflicts such as the ones in Northern Ireland, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mali, or Myanmar. Participants of this course gain in-depth knowledge on methods and tools of conflict transformation with a special focus on conflicts with religious dimension as well as on the roles of different actors in these contexts.

Your Benefits

  • Investigate conflicts with a religious dimension using case studies
  • Become part of a network that deals critically with questions about religions and conflict.

swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It analyses the causes of violent conflicts and develops strategies for their peaceful transformation.

This training can be taken as one of the module (1 ECTS) of the Certificate, Diploma and Master of Advanced Studies in Civilian Peacebuilding programs or the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Religion & Konflikt (in German) offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel.

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(Deadline for application: 30 September 2018)

Title Business, Conflict & Peacebuilding
Organiser swisspeace
Date 23-24 November 2018
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

What is needed for businesses to operate responsibly in volatile areas? The course explores this question from various angles. It discusses state of the art international standards on business and human rights and ways for companies to implement them. It sheds light on the roles and strategies of companies, governments, international organizations and civil society in promoting responsible business practices.

  • Become familiar with relevant regulations, and initiatives at national and international levels
  • Learn about best practices and improve your ability to practically implement and promote responsible business conduct
  • Develop a tailor-made action plan for one of your current projects to guide future implementation
  • Better understand the perspectives of other stakeholder groups
  • Enlarge your network of international practitioners and experts
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(Deadline for application: 30 September 2018)

December

Title Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Contexts
Organiser International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 3-5 December 2018
Location London, United Kingdom
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.

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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) – Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Date 6-8 December 2018
Location London, United Kingdom
Short

description

Designing and Implementing Effective Monitoring & Evaluation for Development, Peacebuilding & Humanitarian Operations is 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. Drawing upon the state of the art of the field and best practices in Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, the programme will assist participants to:
• Understand how to develop and apply effective M&E systems;
• Develop appropriate indicators for missions and programmes;
• Track impact on conflict context and peacebuilding / stabilization objectives;
• Develop dynamic learning systems to improve quality and impact of missions and field operations

As part of the Executive Leadership Programme series, the programme is highly intense and effective, focusing 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. Different to training programs and workshops, ELPs 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 programs. Participants – from governments, UN agencies, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and local, national and international organizations – have reviewed IPDTC’s London line of Executive Leadership Programmes as amongst the best of their kind in the world.

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Training Courses by Member Organisation

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Upcoming Training Courses given by Non-EPLO Member Organisations

Title Master Course on Conflict Transformation
Organiser Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Date 15-24 June 2018
Location Schlaining, Austria
Short

description

During this specialisation course, participants get acquainted with the underlying philosophical approaches, theoretical concepts and practical tools for facilitating conflict transformation in complex constellations. Participants will develop skills and practice a facilitator’s attitude to apply their knowledge in different settings (eg. as inside mediators, as third party, or when working with potential veto groups) and at different societal levels.

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(Deadline: 23 March 2018)

Title Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
Organiser International Human Rights Network
Date 18-22 June 2018
Location National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Short

description

The central objective of this annual training programme is to enhance the skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding:

  • The legal principles and practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
  • The inter-linkages between justice sector actors (law enforcement, judicial, corrections, etc)
  • The relationship between the justice sector and related sectors (‘security sector’), and concepts ‘rule of law’, ‘good governance’
  • Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
  • Programming tools (including Human Rights Based benchmarks and indicators)
  • Case studies from national contexts and international field missions (conflict and post-conflict)
  • Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships
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Title TCD Human Rights & Religions Summer School
Organiser Trinity College Dublin
Date 25-29 June 2018
Location Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Short

description

The intersection of human rights with religious traditions continues to preoccupy much of the contemporary world. The focus of this five-day summer school is on some of the most persistent and complex aspects of the relationship between the two. Their histories have been intertwined yet they often are seen as incompatible worlds. Within this summer school the central question is: What is the role of religious discourse, and the place of religious freedoms, within contemporary human rights frameworks?

Building upon the successful launch of the inaugural TCD Human Rights and Religions Summer School in 2017, the 2018 Summer School will explore this question broadly across themes including the relationship between religion, human rights and the state, the idea of non-discrimination, the problem of hate speech, and the rights of religious minorities.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Ahmed Shaheed  – UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
  • Professor Amal Idrissi – University of Moulay Ismail
  • Ms Anastasia Crickley – Chairperson of UN-CERD
  • Mr Colin Wrafter – Former Ambassador and Director of the Irish DFAT Human Rights Unit (Ret.)
  • Senator Ivana – Bacik Seanad Éireann & Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Jeremy Gunn – International University Rabbat
  • Professor Jeroen Temperman – Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Mr John Kinahan – Forum 18
  • Dr Jude Lal Fernando – Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Mine Yildrim – Norwegian Helsinki Committee Freedom of Belief Initiative
  • Professor Linda Hogan – Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Roja Fazaeli – Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Ross Holder – Trinity College Dublin
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Additional details can be found at rightsandreligions.org. For any queries, please contact rightsreligions@tcd.ie.
Title Master Course on Psychosocial Work and Peacebuilding
Organiser Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Date 29 September – 7 October 2018
Location Schlaining, Austria
Short

description

Approaching and analysing a conflict, peacebuilders should take into consideration the complexity of the whole system and all parties involved rather than focusing on just one particular cause or a single event even if it was responsible for triggering the conflict. In the course, participants will learn methods and develop skills to find the right approach to a peace project and to be able to anticipate the possible effects of intervention.

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(Deadline: 27 July 2018)

Title Specialisation Course on Governance and Peacebuilding
Organiser Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Date 9-18 November 2018
Location Schlaining, Austria
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“Local governments are often the first to collapse when factions fight for territorial control. In post-conflict settings, the state is often unable to effectively reach parts of its territory for years. Given these challenges, it is no surprise that decentralization and local governance provisions are increasingly prominent in peace agreements and national post-conflict peacebuilding agendas.” (UN SSC)

The role of local and national NGOs, the transparency and legitimacy of the leaders, as well as the representation and participation of the citizens are increasingly important in these processes.

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(Deadline: 27 July 2018)