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Nairobi, Kenya

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February 2018

Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course;26th Feb to 2nd March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

February 26 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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About the course This course has been designed to benefit peace actors interested in deepening their understanding of peacebuilding and wishing to work or are already working in post conflicts settings and/or wanting to include conflict sensitivity in programming The course aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of the dynamics of conflict, violence and peace and to enable them to acquire a range of practical skills related to handling post violent conflict situations. Participants to the course are

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March 2018

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning in Peacebuilding Practice; 12th to 16th March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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Background Information Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention whether in development, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance or livelihood support. When systematically done, MERL makes it easy to articulate a project’s theory of change, determine if the implementation schedule is still on course and determine if desired results are being achieved. It also enables programme staff to easily draw lessons from what is working and recommend appropriate measures.  Though MERL is beneficial, many organizations and project

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May 2018

Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course;7th to 11th May 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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Introduction The purpose of the training will be to develop an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions and how to integrate women in the peacebuilding processes. The participants will explore the various International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The meaning and impact of violence as experienced by women in various conflict contexts will be discussed and conflict transformation activities identified and planned to reduce the impact of all forms of

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Conflict Analysis, Management & Mediation Training, 21st to 25th May 2018, Nairobi

May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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The Conflict Analysis, Management and Mediation Course aims at building capacities of practitioners working in conflict and post conflict settings in the continent so that they are better placed to make interventions that will contribute to building of more sustainable peace in their areas of operation. This course will take participants through: An overview of understanding of Africa’s conflicts, A dissection of various tools of analysis that can contribute to more informed and inclusive interventions, A range of conflict management

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July 2018

Advocacy Skills Training;9th to 13th July 2018, Nairobi

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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The training is aimed at empowering the participants with advocacy skills so that they can be able to identify and advocate for issues that are of interest in their programmes/projects. Participants will be able to get a wider understanding of the principles, strategies and techniques of effective advocacy campaigns. Various advocacy activities that can be used in participant’s contexts will be explored. Some of these will include lobbying, flyers, newsletters, negotiations, poster campaigns, talk shows, public forums among others. Through

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August 2018

Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course; 6th to 10th August 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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  Introduction The 5 day curriculum is an introduction to the fundamental skills, theories and processes required for conflict transformation and peacebuilding practice. It will combine class work and “open spaces” for creativity and joint action in peacebuilding theory and conflict transformation to be drawn from a variety of sources and traditions, to complement and build on indigenous African knowledge systems.  Learning will be based on participatory adult learning models including inquiry, analysis and reflection from participants’ knowledge. Participants will

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September 2018

Advocacy Skills training, 3rd to 7th September 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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The training is aimed at empowering the participants with advocacy skills so that they can be able to identify and advocate for issues that are of interest in their programmes/projects. Participants will be able to get a wider understanding of the principles, strategies and techniques of effective advocacy campaigns. Various advocacy activities that can be used in participant’s contexts will be explored. Through the training, participants will be able to identify and prioritize critical local and national advocacy issues and

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October 2018

Strengthening Policy and Practice: meeting the challenges of working in Complex environments Course; 22nd to 26th October 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Convent International Guest House, Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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This five day interactive training will bring together 16-20 practitioners and NGO leaders from across Africa to examine the links between policy and practice in fragile, conflict-affected contexts led by conflict transformation specialist, Dr. Simon Fisher. The bespoke course is designed to draw on the experience and practice of professionals working in development, humanitarian aid or peacebuilding and aims to strengthen internal policies and programmatic approaches to working in fragile and conflict affected countries. Drawing on current best practice and

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