Courses

Pilot Course on Prevention, Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups

Duration

2019-12-02 - 2019-12-07

Children's experiences within armed groups or armed forces invariably leave them traumatized and deprived of their childhood, whether they were used in combat roles or not. The release and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG) must emanate from the child, and emphasize the role of the family and community with the intention of achieving an effective and sustainable reintegration.

Girls and boys must be provided with tailored service, such as family reunification, psychosocial support and education. Failing to support children can lead to further marginalization and exposure to violence, and may later lead to re-recruitment into armed violence or organized crime. To build sustainable peace and protect children from armed conflict, the direct humanitarian assistance given to CAAFAG must be linked with long term peacebuilding and development agendas, as well as measures to prevent (re-)recruitment into armed violence.

This six-day course will be built around the trajectories and lived experiences of children being recruited to, functioning within, as well as being released from armed groups and forces, emphasizing the role of the family and community in the success of reintegration as well as taking into account the overlapping areas between child protection frameworks and DDR (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants).

For full information about the Pilot Course on Prevention, Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups, kindly follow the link. Last day for application is 20 October 2019. 

The course takes place 2019-12-02 - 2019-12-07 in Barcelona, Spain. 

Training Course

The 19th School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation

Duration

26 Oct 2019 to 08 Nov 2019

The International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) is calling for applications from peace activists, community development workers, scholars, journalists and youth, women and religious leaders for its next School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation Course. The two-week course will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26th October – 8th November 2019. It will include workshops, lectures and exposure visits to local communities and peace initiatives.

For more details about the 19th School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation, kindly follow the link. 

Training Course

Women, Peace & Security reloaded - Gender-Sensitive Approaches in Peace Missions

Duration

5 days

Women’s empowerment, protection and participation in the context peace and security have gained momentum with the adoption of UNSC Resolution 1325 in 2000. Today, almost 20 years and several resolutions, action plans and projects later, many still struggle to consider inclusivity and gender sensitivity in their work in peace operations. There is still considerable room for improvement in overcoming stereotypes about women and men in peace and security and mainstreaming gender-sensitive approaches across peace operations. At the same time, the adoption of gender-sensitive perspective and practice is essential to effective, efficient and professional practice of crisis management and peacebuilding.

Taking stock of these developments, the Police College Baden-Württemberg and ZIF are relaunching the Women, Peace and Security course, building on almost 20 years of experiences and lessons learned on gender-sensitive approaches in the context of EU, UN, OSCE and other peace missions. This course provides the essential knowledge on this topic and equips participations with tools and skills on how to develop gender-sensitive approaches and projects in peace operations.

For full details about the course Women, Peace & Security reloaded - Gender-Sensitive Approaches in Peace Missions kindly follow the link. 

Training Course

Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Contexts

Duration

3 days

Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Conflicts is a three-day Advanced Professional Training designed for governments, UN agencies and missions, and national and international organisations working with mediation, negotiations, dialogue processes (from community to national and inter-party levels), peacemaking, and peace processes. The programme is intended for expert mediators and parties to mediation and negotiation processes seeking to identify measures to strengthen and improve their processes.

This training is organised by PATRIR and facilitated by an expert practitioner. The programme will assist those involved in mediation and peacemaking efforts – before, during or postwar – to address key challenges and explore practical ways of improving the quality and results of their mediation and peacemaking processes.

For more details about the course Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Contexts, kindly follow the link. 

Training Course

Ne Pas Nuire / Approche sensible au conflit dans les projets d’urgence et développement

Cette formation est une introduction à l’approche « Ne Pas Nuire » (Do No Harm) et à la sensibilité au conflit dans les projets d’urgence et de développement. 

La formation a trois objectifs principaux :

  • Transmettre les principes “Ne Pas Nuire” (Do No Harm) et de sensibilité au conflit dans le cadre des urgences humanitaires et des projets de développement ;
  • Équiper les participants avec des outils d’analyse de conflit qui peuvent être appliqués à tous contextes d’intervention ;
  • Fournir aux participants les éléments de programmation “sensibles au conflit”.

Pour en savoir plus sur la formation Ne Pas Nuire / Approche sensible au conflit dans les projets d’urgence et développement, veuillez suivre le lien.

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