Courses

Human Security in Peace Operations

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.

Duration

04 Sept – 09 Oct 2013

The notion of human security first appeared as a post-Cold War attempt to transform the traditional understanding of security – framed in purely state-centric and militaristic terms – into a more comprehensive concept having as ultimate referent object the individual. Stemming from the acknowledgement of the complex character of contemporary violence, human security focuses on the protection of individual lives and recognizes that threats to human security can arise in non-military contexts and from sources other than the military.

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

  • Module 1: Introduction to human security
  • Module 2: Operational principles of human security
  • Module 3: Applying human security to the planning of conflict/post-conflict interventions
  • Module 4: Applying human security to the implementation of conflict/post-conflict interventions
  • Module 5: Applying human security to impact assessment

The average workload per week is estimated at 9 hours per week.

Deadline for registration: 28 August 2013

For more information and registration, click on this link.

Training Course

International Master's Degree in Conflictology

Personnel of peace operations, Civil servants , NGO representatives, Researchers, Students, Any person with responsibilities and interest in solving conflicts.

Duration

60 ECTS (1500 hours) in no more than two years.

The International Master’s Degree in Conflictology presents empirical knowledge and insight on conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, for conflicts of all importance, be they interpersonal or global. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities, the United Nations and peace research institutes guide participants through the virtual learning environment, enabling them to learn about the peaceful resolution of conflicts and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains participants in all applications of conflictology and facilitates the development of professional projects by giving participants access to the largest network of people working to promote peace.

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Registration

2013 Fall semester

Deadline for application | 13 Jul 2013

More information - contact details

Dr. Ludwig Gelot

Peacekeeping Training Programme • United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 E-mail: ludwig.gelot@unitar.org

Ms. Maria-Antònia Guardiola López

School for Cooperation • Open University of Catalonia
 E-mail: mguardiolalop@uoc.edu

Training Course

Introduction to Conflict Analysis

Practitioners and academics

Duration

65 pages

This online course offered for free by USIP presents an introduction to the subject of conflict analysis, illustrating analytical tools used, with reference to two extended case studies, the conflict in Kosovo and the genocide in Rwanda. A certificate is available for those who successfully pass the exam at the end of the course.

http://www.usip.org/education-training/courses/certificate-course-in-conflict-analysis

Also available in عربي (Arabic), فارسی (Farsi), and Español (Spanish)

A text-only pdf version of the course is also available.

Training Course

Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches

Individuals from a range of disciplines (law and other social sciences, project management, etc), with experience in developing and industrialised countries, as well as international field missions: government officials; regulatory bodies (e.g prison/police inspectors; national human rights institutions; Bar Councils etc); international civil servants (UN agencies, AU, EC, OSCE, OAS etc); non-state actor as well as policy advisors/project managers. The programme is of particular relevance to consultants providing technical assistance services to bi- and multi-lateral donors

Duration

4 days

Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Monday 10 - Friday 14 June 2013, &

Monday 21 - Friday 25 April 2014

 Application form: may be downloaded from the end of this page.

Sample testimonials from previous participants. 

Objective

The central objective of this annual training programme is to enhance the skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding:

      • The legal principles and practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
      • The inter-linkages between justice sector actors (law enforcement, judicial, corrections, etc)
      • The relationship between the justice sector and related sectors ('security sector'), and concepts  'rule of law', 'good governance'
      • Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
      • Programming tools (including Human Rights Based benchmarks and indicators)
      • Case studies from national contexts and international field missions (conflict and post-conflict)
      • Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships

Methods

The Programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques; including presentations, plenary discussions, group work and role-plays, case studies, etc. The programme is highly participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants, based upon advance reflection. Advance reading provides participants with a common grounding in the international legal framework governing justice sector reform and human rights based approaches.

An indicative programme is available here, and will be up-dated in light of the profiles of confirmed 2013 participants. 

Participants

Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based justice sector reform, the programme is aimed at individuals from a range of disciplines  (law and other social sciences, project management, etc), with experience in developing and industrialised countries, as well as international field missions: government officials; regulatory bodies (e.g prison/police inspectors; national human rights institutions; Bar Councils etc); international civil servants (UN agencies, AU, EC, OSCE, OAS etc); non-state actor as well as policy advisors/project managers. The programme is of particular relevance to consultants providing technical assistance services to bi- and multi-lateral donors (see IHRN Expert Database)

Logistics

Application process: Please complete the application form below. Any queries can be address ed to info@ihrnetwork.org, with 'OJIR13' in the subject line.

The programme is non-residential. Participants will be provided with a range of accommodation options to choose from, including on-campus.

The programme fee for 2013 is 1475 euro for payments received by 1 March 2013 -  covering tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments during the programme. The fee after that date is 1875euro. 

Deadline for Applications: There is no formal deadline but priority is given to applicants confirmed for the 2013 programme before 1 March 2013. If you require an Irish visa, please allow 8 weeks for that application to be processed by the Irish authorities once your place has been confirmed.

International Human Rights Network Scholarship

Details of the criteria and application process for an IHRN Scholarship for this programme in 2013 are available here. Please note that the deadline for receiving completed scholarship applications for this programme is 1 April 2013.

Training Course

International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue

Duration

11 Days

The next International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD will take place in Vienna, Austria during the 1-11 September.

The main goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen peace-building skills and intercultural dialogue of international society.

Contact Person for sending application documents

Fakhrinur Huseynli
Director of IPD
Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD
Address: Apostelgasse 17/20, Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 6604947601

E-mail: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.at
www.ipdinstitute.at

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