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.


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.


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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The course is designed for policy makers, representatives of civil society and corporate leaders who are or will be involved in designing policies for dealing with the consequences of a more extreme climate.


3 days, 17-19 October 2017

How to Anticipate and Deal with the Dangers of Climate Change

Climate change is perhaps the century’s greatest security threat, with the potential to magnify the impact of a host of global challenges, from armed conflict and migration to water, food and health security. This course is designed to equip participants with both conceptual and practical tools to advance understanding of climate change and its impact on global, regional and local security environments and to help devise workable solutions for this multifaceted challenge.

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Course on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Senior experts and decision makers of armed forces, police, public/civilian administration, NGOs/civil society organizations active in peacekeeping and international crisis management


6 days

The six-day training course by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution prepares senior decision-makers of armed forces, police, political bodies and non-governmental organizations, as well as individual civilian experts involved in peacekeeping and/or international crisis Management at the operational Level for the challenges in protecting civilian populatins in contexts or the aftermath of armed conflict. Graduates of this course will be provided with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple dimensions and meanings of the protection of civilians. They will have enhanced knowledge of the actors and their roles and responsibilities in the subject matter and be in position to identify Options for coordination and synergies in the implementation of protection for civilians.

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Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity in South Sudan

Aid workers and donors working in South Sudan


29 June 2017

This training by the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility is open at no cost for aid workers and donors working in South Sudan, and will provide an introduction to conflict sensitive approaches to humanitarian and development assistance. Registration will be capped at 25, and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Time: 9:30am to 4.30pm
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Venue: will be communicated

To register for the event please email David Otim at

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