Courses

Conflict Analysis for Prevention and Peacebuilding ONLINE, tutored course

Duration

Participants will be given access to the course on 4 November 2013. All course work will have to be completed by 6 December 2013.

The goal of this online tutored course is to build practical conflict analysis skills for professionals working in contexts of deteriorating human security, armed conflict, political crisis and other threats to peace. This individual self-paced course is delivered in English and is developed around a blended formula whereby participants are required to advance and complete different topics and sessions. This course complements existing UNSSC initiatives on conflict analysis, conflict prevention, peacebuilding and strategic planning in post-crisis scenarios. This online course provides basic technical and analytical skills and is a learning activity that complements but does not replace the face-to-face course held in Turin (“Applied Conflict Analysis for Prevention and Peacebuilding course”).

Enrollment date: Tue, 01/01/2013 - Sun, 20/10/2013

Content and learning objectives 
The course is developed in 12 sessions to be completed sequentially. Click here to download the detailed course contents. The learning objectives of the course are:

  • To provide the necessary conflict analysis tools to deal with challenges that are recurrent in turbulent regions, crisis countries and post-conflict settings;
  • To provide a broad conceptual understanding of both theoretical and operational aspects of conflict prevention and peacebuilding;
  • To provide practical skills to identify priorities and determine effective program sequencing in volatile and post-conflict areas.

 Course delivery method This course is delivered entirely online in asynchronous mode. It combines bilateral tutoring with self-paced components. Participants are primarily responsible for their own learning. The format does not allow for live interaction among participants. Live online sessions with the tutor are conducted individually by phone or through VoIP platforms, such as Skype. No special software is required; participants only need internet connection and headset with microphone to participate.

The tutor: Rob Watson
For the past 26 years Mr. Watson has worked in the fields of conflict management and human rights, as a trainer, manager and  consultant. After working with human rights groups in South Africa for eleven years, in 1995 he relocated to London and established Frontier Consulting to undertake consultancies as an expert with governments, donors, international agencies and NGOs in, Africa, Asia and Europe. For two years he worked as Regional Peacebuilding Advisor at CRS in Indonesia and other countries in South East Asia. Since July 2003 Mr. Watson has worked as an Expert Consultant with the EU, UNDP, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various Dutch institutions. In 2006 he worked for a year in Finland during the EU Presidency as Director of the Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management programme for the Crisis Management Initiative. Mr. Watson is a UNSSC Certified Trainer on Conflict Prevention Analysis for Action.

Click here for more information on the course content and registration. 

Training Course

HEAT Hostile Environment Awareness Training Course

EU and Member States personnel working or likely to be deployed in low/middle/high risk missions, who have preferably already attended a general introductory course on crisis management operations or gained relevant experience in international field operations.

Duration

5 days

Hostile environment awareness plays an important role in the effectiveness and impact of crisis management missions; it is also a chief responsibility that each seconding or contracting actor has vis-à-vis its deployed personnel (“duty of care”), so as to further address the issue of their protection while operating in high risk operational theaters. Hostile environment awareness is essential to coping with internal and external security threats on the ground and is conducive to:

a) enhancing the resilience of personnel when working in hazardous environments;

b) increasing the understanding of proactive security and of basic field measures;

c) providing personnel with the basic tools and techniques needed to avoid potentially dangerous situations or to cope adequately with actual endangering ones in the field.

This course has been designed and developed jointly by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Carabinieri Corps General Headquarters, precisely with the aim to address such needs.

October 28 - November 1, 2013 (HEAT Course I-2013)
November 18-22, 2013 (HEAT Course II -2103) - Pisa, Italy

International Training Programme for Conflict Management
(ITPCM): Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 – 56127 Pisa
Tel. +39 (0)50 882 655
Fax +39 (0)50 882 633
E-mail: heat@sssup.it
www.itpcm.sssup.it

Training Course

Conflict Resolution

The course is designed for DPA and DPKO analysts working on peace, conflict and conflict resolution. The course is designed for national and regional military, police and civilian personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations. The course addresses a broad audience of civilians, from international and regional organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities and research centers working or interested in working with conflict resolution within UN peace operations.

Duration

09 Oct - 12 Nov 2013

The course explores traditional and alternative techniques in conflict resolution with a narrow focus on activities which directly aim at resolving international conflicts through communication. The course explores existing conflict and conflict resolution theories, methods and practices relevant for the resolution of conflicts in which United Nations peace operations are deployed.

The course is composed of five modules that will be covered over six weeks:

  • Module 1: Introduction to conflict resolution
  • Module 2: Diplomatic tracks in conflict resolution
  • Module 3: Methods in conflict resolution
  • Module 4: The United Nations and regional actors in conflict resolution 

Deadline for registration: 25 September 2013

For more information and registration, click on this link.

Training Course

Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis

The course is designed for national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations. The course also addresses a broad audience of civilians, such as students, researchers, academics and individuals from governmental and non-governmental organizations with an interest in peace operations.

Duration

09 Oct - 12 Nov 2013

The goal of the course is to provide participants with an overview of the key elements of conflict analysis and how these can be integrated into the context of pre-intervention assessment and planning of a peace operation.

The course is composed of five modules that will be covered over five weeks:

  • Module 1: Causes of conflict
  • Module 2: Actors in conflict
  • Module 3: Dynamics of conflict
  • Module 4: Integrating conflict analysis in the planning of a peace operation
  • Module 5: Good practices and evaluation in conflict analysis

The number of estimated hours required to complete the course is 45, which means a workload of 9 hours on average per week.

Deadline for registration: 2 October 2013

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Training Course

Introduction to Peace Operations

Students, researchers, academics and individuals from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as national and regional military and police personnel

Duration

11 Sep - 09 Oct 2013

The goal of this course is to review the organization of peacekeeping operations by providing an overview of the framework in which they are developed, studying their overall structure, and discussing the roles and responsibilities of the different actors involved.

The course is composed of four modules that will be covered over four weeks. The workload of the course has been adapted to a target audience that mainly consists of working professionals. On average, the course requires 6 hours of study time per week, though this might vary by module and participant.The course is composed of four modules, with each module taking one week:

  • Module 1: Overview of a UN peacekeeping operation
  • Module 2: Establishment and functioning of a UN peace operation
  • Module 3: Effective mandate implementation
  • Module 4: Standards and values of UN peacekeepers

Deadline for registration: 4 September 2013

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Training Course