Training


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Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

January 2022

TitleDealing with the Past
Organiserswisspeace
Date24 – 28 January 2022
Locationonline
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Finding a way to deal with a violent past in the aftermath of civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is argued by some to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and the rule of law. This includes the identification of past human rights violations, the prosecution of perpetrators on a national or international level, the rehabilitation of victims, the establishment of truth commissions, reparation programs, guarantees of non-recurrence and commemoration. Course participants will critically reflect on such processes and assess their effects on society as a whole and on victims and perpetrators in particular.

In this course you will:

  • understand different approaches to dealing with the past.
  • get familiar with the most important notions, concepts and mechanisms relevant to transitional justice and 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 experience and become part of a community of practice.
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February 2022

TitlePrevention and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence: The Role of Transitional Justice
OrganiserInternational Center for Transitional Justice
Date7-11 February 2022
Locationonline
Short

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As the idea of prevention has been prioritized by the international community, understanding the role of transitional justice has become more imperative. This course therefore provides a timely overview of the conceptual and practical links between justice and prevention, drawing on specific country experiences. It will ask a series of questions aimed at exploring the preventive capacity of transitional justice:

  • How can transitional justice help to guarantee the nonrecurrence of all types of human rights violations, but also to prevent different forms of crime, violence, and violent conflict more broadly?
  • How does addressing common drivers and root causes of violence and abuses, such as exclusion, fragility, and gender inequality, contribute to a more peaceful future?
  • What are the main constraints on the preventive impact of measures designed to address the legacies of past injustices? What steps can be taken to ensure that these measures in practice facilitate long-term structural change?
  • What roles do different actors such as the state, civil society, donors, and international organizations play in promoting prevention-oriented approaches to transitional justice that can be more integrated into broader peacebuilding and development interventions?
  • How do contexts of ongoing violence or the absence of political transition affect the relationship between confronting past injustice and preventing its persistence or recurrence?

The course will look at practical examples of current, past, and paradigmatic transitional justice processes and their contribution to prevention. Country experiences to be discussed may include Colombia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Peru, South Africa, Syria, Central African Republic, Morocco, and the Philippines. The aim is to provide course participants with a firm grounding in transitional justice efforts and insight into the challenges and opportunities of helping to avoid the recurrence of violations, violence, and violent conflict.

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March 2022

TitleConflict Sensitivity
Organiserswisspeace
Date2-4 March 2022; 9-11 March 2022
Locationonline
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 conflict sensitive program management, and apply them to concrete practical cases;
  • explore best practices and lessons learned with conflict sensitivity practitioners from different contexts;
  • discuss cases from your own or other participants’ work;
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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TitleEffective Advising in Complex Contexts: Enabling sustainable peace – Global Edition
Organiserswisspeace
Date29 March – 10 June 2022
Locationonline
Short

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Violent conflict is one of the primary obstacles to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The international and national community – from the humanitarian, development, stabilisation, peacebuilding and human rights sectors – need to enhance their effectiveness in supporting locally led efforts fostering sustainable peace.

Interpeace’s Effective Advising Course equips experts and advisors with new ways of approaching the complexity of their work in and on conflict affected contexts. Focused on three interlinked spheres of action: intra- and interpersonal, contextual, and organisational, the course reinforces participants’ ability to identify and seize opportunities for change.

Over a period of 11 weeks, the online global edition of this professional development course is made up of 12 ~2.5-hour sessions, 3 dedicated group work sessions, as well as background reading and individual preparation.

A team of three experienced facilitators guide ~25 participants from around the world to take a step back from their day-to-day work environments and reflect on their individual roles, personal approaches, behaviours and effectiveness as advisors.

Interpeace’s interactive and practice-oriented methodology provides a space for professionals to take a fresh look at advisory challenges and tackle these more consciously and creatively using practical frameworks.

Five core training modules structure the course: 1) Advisory roles; 2) Advising in peacebuilding contexts; 3) Personal agency & interpersonal skills; 4) Advising in complex systems and 5) Change processes and managing resistance.

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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.