Courses

Gender in Conflict & Peacebuilding Course

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in Gender in Conflict & Peacebuilding: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

13 - 14 April 2018

How do gender roles change during phases of violent conflict and war? And how does this affect peacebuilding processes? Conflict has a profound impact on gender relations and contests accepted gender roles, providing space for transformative action for gender equality in post-conflict reconstruction. Peacebuilding does not always foster gender equality when advocated through normative frameworks, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women or the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Specific endeavors must therefore address gender power relations and roles systematically at all levels and in all phases of peacebuilding. Participants examine the gender-specific dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding. They reflect critically on the notions of masculinity, violence and militarism in wartime as well as on the discourses on women as actors and victims of war.

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Peace Mediation Course

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in Peace mediation: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

2 - 3 March 2018

Mediators bring conflict parties to the negotiating table and support them in finding agreements. In the last decade the range of actors in mediation has broadened beyond diplomats and UN experts and frequently professional mediators are brought in. Participants gain insights into the challenges that mediators face when facilitating dialogue and searching for peace agreements.

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Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

14 - 16 February 2018

Theories of change help aid workers and peacebuilders to make their programs more effective, but they are rarely used to their full potential. Creating a detailed logic of intervention helps to identify gaps in programming, highlight assumptions that need to be tested and provide a sound base for strategic choices that can increase impact. This training focuses on how ‘good’ theories of change can be created to support practitioners gain an in-depth understanding of the change their programs trigger.

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National Dialogue & Peace Mediation Course

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in National Dialogues & peace mediation: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

29 January - 2 February 2018

Today’s peace processes are highly complex, as currently seen in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. Peace mediation and national dialogue are widely recognized as two relevant avenues for the peaceful settlement of conflicts. Peace mediation processes are assisted negotiation processes, often with limited participation and a focus on questions of power-sharing. National dialogues, in contrast, aim to provide a space to discuss a broader range of issues relevant to the wider society, expand participation beyond political and military elites and rebuild relations among different actors. The two concepts are closely interlinked as national dialogues can be set up before, during or after peace mediation processes.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials

The course is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge on civilian peacebuilding.

Duration

September 2017 - August 2018

Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding. Course methodologies include expert inputs, peer exchange, case studies, skills training and self-study. On-site classes take place once a month (Friday and Saturday), the two 3-day trainings take place from Wednesday to Friday at swisspeace in Basel, Switzerland. Deadline for registration is July 31 2017.

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