Participants gain an overview of peace and conflict work, an introduction to key concepts, an insight into the tasks and challenges peace and conflict workers face on a day-to-day basis, an in-depth understanding of how systems of power and identities are constructed and manifested, and learning how to take care of yourself and the people around you. Through seminars you will learn about the key methods of systematic conflict analysis, including conflict sensitive project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
The training course aims to provide the necessary knowledge to tackle conflict using context -dependent and critical analysis methods. The learning process is focused on creating a sense of self, understanding group dynamics, and using own experiences and knowledge, to foster conflict management abilities, teamwork and negotiation skills. By combining theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge the course creates subjective conflict strategies.
People who work in or plan to enter the field of conflict transformation, peacebuilding or conflict-sensitive development cooperation, and already have relevant work experience.
By the end of the course, participants will have gained the ability to analyse situations on-hand of the conflict context, while reflecting on one’s own positionality.
Gaining awareness of oneself helps individuals understand the requirements of others without being limited by one’s own beliefs or expectations.
Consequently, the practice of negotiation, facilitation and communication becomes context-dependent, which allows for conflict sensitive and multifaceted solutions.