Learn about the design and implementation of effective and transformative dealing with the past processes. Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law.
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Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts. Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflicts, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding.
Approaching and analysing a conflict, peacebuilders should take into consideration the complexity of the whole system and all parties involved rather than focusing on just one particular cause or a single event even if it was responsible for triggering the conflict. In this course, participants will learn methods and develop skills to find the right approach to a peace project and to be able to anticipate the possible effects of intervention.
Cities, towns and urban areas are often the worst affected by war. From civilian casualties to destruction of infrastructure, urban areas experience a massive cost of violence. They are increasingly a if not the principal site of battles and destruction in many armed conflicts. Until recently they have also been largely neglected by many peacebuilding programmes and peace processes – which often focus on national-level or rural, community-based processes.
KURVE Wustrow invites applications for six trainings among them on Counselling in Trauma and Stress, Project Management, Security Management, Communication Skills. The trainings take place at the training centre of KURVE Wrustrow in the Wendland region, in the North of Germany close to Hamburg and Hannover. Each training lasts five days, from Monday 12:30 h until Friday 13:00 h. The trainings are held in English and are open to international participants.
The conference aims at discussing the emerging field of the spatialization of peace and conflict and asks which new insights can be gleaned by this spatial turn. It sets out to critically investigate how space, scale and sites can be conceptualized and analytically employed in the study of peace and conflict. It advances novel theoretical frameworks of peace and war geographies, in-depth case analysis as well as a cross-case comparative analysis that explore peace and violent conflict through spatial approaches, both empirically and theoretically.
How can we counter fragility and engage in statebuilding? Reflect on fundamentals of global public policy challenges. States of fragility are of major concern to actors spanning from local citizens to global policy makers. Not only are they particularly prone to violent conflict, they are also held responsible for a range of public bads transcending national borders. While ‘fragility’ is pervasive in donor and aid organizations’ thinking, the concept remains unclear and fuels the debate on how the international community should best respond.
The ENTRi certified CORE COURSE comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to the realities in the field. All modules enhance interpersonal skills, highlight the importance of active involvement in the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach. Junior professionals benefit particularly as they get the opportunity to reflect on their own mission readiness and motivation.
Religion continues to play a key role in conflicts such as the ones in Northern Ireland, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mali, or Myanmar. Participants of this course gain in-depth knowledge on methods and tools of conflict transformation with a special focus on conflicts with a religious dimension as well as on the roles of different actors in these contexts.
What is needed for businesses to operate responsibly in volatile areas? The course explores this question from various angles. It discusses state of the art international standards on business and human rights and ways for companies to implement them. It sheds light on the roles and strategies of companies, governments, international organizations and civil society in promoting responsible business practices.