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Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course; 23rd to 27th September 2024, Nairobi-Kenya & on Zoom

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3

In the period 23rd to 27th September 2024, Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA) will in Nairobi Kenya and on Zoom undertake a 5 day training on Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation. This course is relevant to all those practitioners working in the continent of Africa and are keen to deepen their understanding of peacebuilding & conflict transformation, all those practitioners working in conflict and post conflict areas in Africa and would like to integrate peacebuilding and conflict transformation into their work, and all those who have an interest to learn more about conflict sensitive programming.

The Course Content
1. Understanding Conflict

This section is designed to help the participants gain a deeper understanding of key concepts relevant to Peacebuilding and conflict transformation, key tools of conflict analysis and exploration of various conflict; Different analytical models will be applied to:
• Define key concepts relevant to peacebuilding and conflict transformation
• Explore the concept of peacebuilding and conflict transformation
• Analyze conflicts in various contexts

2. Peacebuilding theories and practice
This section will explore further the concept of peacebuilding including the theories that inform programming. During the session, 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 Programming
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
• Trauma healing, 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 and application form here:




September 23 @ 8:00 am UTC+3
September 27 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3

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