Events

Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts

Swisspeace Course in Basel. Application Deadline: January 15, 2020.

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.

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Wednesday, 11. March 2020 (All day)
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Friday, 13. March 2020 (All day)

IPT Specialisation Course on Election Observation

Training programme at the Schlaining Peace Castle in Austria

The IPT Specialisation Course on Election Observation is designed to support the development and consolidation of pluralistic, democratic societies through preparing participants for observation and assistance tasks in electoral missions. Topics to be dealt with include different electoral systems, different institutional approaches to election observation, voting and new technologies, elections and election observation in different societies, tasks of Short-Term Observers (STOs), Long-Term Observers (LTOs) and Election Supervisors.

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Tuesday, 17. March 2020 (All day)
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Wednesday, 25. March 2020 (All day)

Unpacking Radicalization Course

SwissPeace Course in partnership with the University of Basel, 23-24 April 2020

Today, the proximity of discourses on radicalization to terrorism and security-related policies poses various challenges for peacebuilding practice. In practice, radicalization is often equated with Islamist violent extremism, and met with security-centered counter-terrorism approaches and measures such as Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) or Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). This limits our understanding of radicalization processes, which may also be a form of societal and political protest that remains within the boundaries of democratic negotiation. Along these lines of reasoning, economic deprivation and political marginalization lead to strong emotions of resentment and frustration that may lead to radicalization with or without violence.

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Thursday, 23. April 2020 (All day)
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Friday, 24. April 2020 (All day)

Preventing Violent Conflicts Course

SwissPeace Course in partnership with the University of Basel, 06-08 May 2020

Despite increased international pressure and action to prevent violent conflicts and mass atrocities after the shocks of Rwanda and Srebrenica in the 1990s, the number of armed conflicts has increased in recent years. Whilst the wars in Syria, South Sudan or Ukraine differ with respect to the actors, driving factors and dynamics, they all raise the question of how violence and its escalation could have been prevented. The renewed attention to conflict prevention thus comes as no surprise, not only to prevent human suffering but also in light of cost-benefit-calculations: investing in prevention is more sensible than post-conflict reconstruction.

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Wednesday, 6. May 2020 (All day)
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Friday, 8. May 2020 (All day)

International Training for Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict

KURVE Wustrow training: June 10-27, 2020

Kurve Wustrow conducts an international training for Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict in June 10-27, 2020.

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Wednesday, 10. June 2020 (All day)
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Friday, 26. June 2020 (All day)

Conflict Sensitivity Course

SwissPeace Course in partnership with the University of Basel, 10-12 June 2020

Peacebuilding, development and humanitarian interventions aim at contributing to a positive impact on the contexts within which they take place. External interventions in volatile environments thus need to be sensitive to the context. This includes the identification and mitigation of the risks of exacerbating conflict, and strengthening of opportunities to contribute to positive change. Working in volatile and potentially quickly changing contexts requires organizations and their interventions to be adaptive and flexible.

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Wednesday, 10. June 2020 (All day)
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Friday, 12. June 2020 (All day)

Gender, Intersectionality and Peace Work

IPT Master Class at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution

This Master Class supports trainers, facilitators, development- and aid workers, peace workers and gender educators on how to encourage and guide people to re-think culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, social class and more. A special focus is placed on considerations of intersectionality while doing gender and peace, as well as on practice-based learning of intersectional pedagogy.

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Saturday, 25. July 2020 (All day)
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Tuesday, 4. August 2020 (All day)

Multitrack Peace Mediation

Fifteen-day training course (Sep 2020-May 2021) organized by inmedio peace consult and CSSP in Berlin

This course covers a consolidated content of a general mediation training and focuses on the practicability in the fields of peacebuilding and development cooperation. It can easily be topped up in order to fulfill the requirements of the German Federal Association for Mediation (Bundesverband Mediation) or the German Mediation Law regarding a certification/accreditation.

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Monday, 7. September 2020 (All day)
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Thursday, 30. September 2021 (All day)