A core objective of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to "promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels".
This training will provide interactive learning with skills training to increase participants’ understanding of the key issues in conflict prevention, management and resolution. Course participants will be offered a conceptual framework in conflict resolution in violent contexts as well as deeper understanding in dialogue, negotiation and mediations.
Practical exercises, role plays and case studies aim to provide participants with practical skills, useful for current realities in conflict environments.
Course content includes:
Understanding sources of conflict , conflict escalation & conflict mapping
Principles on the prevention of armed conflict, peacemaking and peacebuilding
Comparative advantage of various conflict prevention actors and multi track diplomacy.
Skills training in Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation skills to use in conflict environments
This course has been developed and is led by current practitioners and academic experts in the field of violent conflict, peace and security.
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
- Apply the key principles of conflict prevention, management and resolution to help transform conflict and build peace.
- Improve their impact on conflict resolution and peacebuilding objectives
- Engage stakeholders and mobilise support to promote sustainable peace
- Apply the key principles of conflict management and prevention to their work
How You Will Benefit
- The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification/li>
- Hear the latest insights, research and developments in from leading experts
- Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
- Enhance your skills and knowledge to address for sustainable solutions.
Sharing Delegates Experience - Discussion on potential case studies.
Key facts about conflict, types, extent, stakeholders.
Sources and manifestation of conflict
Importance of monitoring and engagement in building sustainable peace
Understanding how conflicts become more complex as time passes
Outlining a framework to determine the potential for conflict
Best practice in utilising frameworks to determine state of conflict and required response
Mapping conflicts by identifying its sources, actors and interests
Understanding when and how to use external support
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment - Generic Overview and Principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending conflict transformation content into these structures
Understanding the conflict prevention context: Structural challenges and crisis situations, using technical and diplomatic solutions;
Understanding peace and dialogue architectures;
Identifying actors with comparative advantage to engage in conflict prevention contex
Understanding the complexity of violent conflicts and
Managing a peace process: who should do what, when and how to undertake peacemaking successfully
Understanding Types of Agreements and Purpose
Ceasefires, Framework Agreements, Comprehensive agreements
Addressing sources of conflict, implementation, timing, monitoring, future conflicts
Understanding the need, context and challenges of undertaking humanitarian actions;
Humanitarian principles of action;
IDPs, forced migrants and refugees,
Current challenges and complexities
Understanding the legitimate use of force and the security sector:
Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR)
Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Police and judicial reform
Transitional justice issues
Building institutional legitimacy
Principles of accountability and transparency
Delivery of justice and basic services
Enhancing gender participation
Understanding partnerships between the state and non-state actors to increase state legitimacy.
Understanding the role of media and civil society in ensuring government accountability and transparency;
Democratisation, political party development and elections
Space for dialogue: effective stakeholder management and architectures for peace and dialogue
Understanding the 9 tracks of Multi-Track Diplomacy:
Mediation actors in international affairs: states, regional organisations, UN, NGOs, media, civil society, and individuals;
Analysing the relationship between different diplomacy tracks;
Understand the opportunities and risks for single & multitrack diplomacy;
Establish common aims, benefiting from comparative advantages.
Understanding the principles of dialogue
When and how to use dialogue to resolve conflict
Understanding the principles of negotiations:
Mapping Positions, Interests and Needs;
Understanding when to use negotiations to resolve conflict
Understanding the principles of mediation,
Understanding when and how to use mediation to resolve conflict
Understanding the role of the mediators &
Mediation strategies: communication, facilitation & manipulation
Using the knowledge and skills gained during the training.
Clarification on case study and instructions for role play
Conflict mapping and preventing conflict
Peacemaking using negotiations, mediation and MTD
Developing a peace agreement & identifying peacebuilding issues