Capacity Building/Peace Building & Conflict Transformation Programme
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COPA has actively engaged in capacity building trainings for peace, development, humanitarian and gender practitioners since 1998. These trainings have brought on board practitioners from Eastern Africa, The Horn, Great Lakes, West Africa and Southern Africa regions. They have been evolving to respond to emerging needs and challenges faced by practitioners. The trainings include:

  • Peacebuilding & Conflict transformation Course:

    This 5 day training targets practitioners who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in different peacebuilding and conflict transformation themes. It covers Understanding Conflict, Peacebuilding theories and Practice, Conflict Sensitivity in peacebuilding and conflict transformation and Exploration of indigenous mechanisms in peacebuilding.

  • Gendering Human Security, peacebuilding & conflict transformation Course:

    The 5-day training aims at developing an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions and how to integrate women in the peacebuilding processes. It also focuses on International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding such as UNSCR 1325 and CEDAW.

  • Training for Trainers Course:

    The 5-day training targets practitioners who are keen to develop their capacities in planning, designing, facilitating and evaluating training programmes. It focuses on both content and instructional skills.

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning in Peacebuilding Practice Course:

    This 5 day training aims at introducing participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective. Its areas of focus include; Introduction to MERL for Conflict Prevention & Peacebuilding, Contextual analysis tools, Developing effecting monitoring tools for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Developing a Theory of Change and Evaluation and Developing a Learning Agenda.

  • Strengthening Policy to Practice Course:

    This 5-day training is designed by Responding to Conflict and is jointly hosted for practitioners working in challenging and complex environment. It aims at providing participants with a platform to examine the interface between policy and practice for more effective approaches in peacebuilding, development and post conflict reconstruction.

  • Interrupting the cycle of violence:

    This 5 day training is designed for practitioners working with communities that have experienced violence, intimidation and prolonged unrest.  It aims at identifying the possible emotional and social impact of violence and oppression on communities and individuals    and linking participants understanding of emotional distress and “trauma” to recurring cycles of violence.