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Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course; 23rd to 27th October 2023, Nairobi-Kenya & on Zoom

October 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3

This training is relevant to all those practitioners working towards building and stabilization of peace within the different regions in the continent of Africa. The training methodology will be participatory, making use of adult learning models including inquiry, analysis and reflection from participants’ and facilitators knowledge. In addition, participants will engage in individual and group tasks, concept presentation, mini-lectures and case studies analysis that will help them put theory and concepts into practice.

The Course Content

1. Understanding Conflict
This section is designed to help the participants gain a deeper understanding of the factors that cause conflict and violence with the aim of being able to identify appropriate strategies for intervening in different conflict situations. The different analytical models that will be applied include:
• Exploring the nature and dynamics of conflict
• Understanding violence
• Analysing conflicts

2. Peacebuilding theories and practice
This section will give an overview of peacebuilding theories, concepts and practice. During the sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to:
• Identify context specific peacebuilding interventions
• Work in teams to practice new theories and concepts
• Apply these ideas and skills to cases that relate to their experiences and contexts

3. Conflict Sensitivity in Peacebuilding
This section will look at the strategies and methods that help peacebuilding and multi-mandated interveners to examine and take into account the unintended impacts of their interventions on the context of conflict and crisis. The participants will explore:
• Understanding conflict sensitivity
• Application of conflict sensitivity in peacebuilding programs
• Conflict sensitive approaches

4. Skills for conflict transformation and peacebuilding
In this section participants will discuss the essential skills and knowledge needed for conflict transformation in interpersonal and group settings. Some of the skills will include:
• Negotiation and mediation
• Working with stories to create change
• Forgiveness and reconciliation

5. Exploration of indigenous mechanisms in peacebuilding

This section will focus on the practices of indigenous mechanism in peacebuilding and discern its role in contemporary peacebuilding practice. Discussions will be on:
• Community mechanisms and peace processes
• Indigenous dispute resolution mechanisms
• Influence of indigenous mechanisms on external conflict interventions

For more information about the course. download the training prospectus here
To apply for the course, download the training application form here


October 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am UTC+3
October 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3


Nairobi, Kenya
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