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    Country: World
    Organization: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine (DipROM), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Providing clinical care in remote locations has its own unique challenges and requires specialist knowledge and skills. This course, delivered online at a distance, provides an opportunity for practising remote health professionals to gain a postgraduate qualification in this emerging specialty. The main aim of the programme is to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous, locations the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach.To this end, students taking this programme will expect to:

    • Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge underpinning effective evidence based clinical care in remote environments
    • Explain and incorporate into clinical care the effects of specific physical environments on the health and well-being of remote workers

    Modules

    • Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker
    • Occupational Health in the Remote Setting
    • Communication in the Clinical Setting
    • Telemedicine
    • Dive Medicine
    • Tropical Medicine
    • Aeromedicine
    • Trauma and Medical Emergencies
    • Incident and Response Planning
    • Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
    • Tactical Medicine
    • Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
    • Learning and Teaching
    • Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine

    Learning Hours
    Each module is approximately 100 hours of student learning over a period of 3 months, so approximately 10 hours per week. It is intended that students are able to study part-time while working.

    Entry Requirements
    Normally an undergraduate health-related degree or relevant health-related professional qualification and current work in the Remote Medical Care area. If you do not meet these criteria, you are welcome to contact us to discuss your application further as all applicants are individually reviewed with regard to their previous qualifications and experience and it may be possible for you to join the programme. All applications are reviewed by the Programme Leader and Academic Co-ordinator.

    Those applicants for whom English is not their first language, must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of both spoken and written English. This should be equivalent to at least the level of post-secondary (high) school.

    Exit Awards
    Postgraduate Diploma (12 modules + Residential) / Postgraduate Certificate (6 modules) / CPD Certificate (individual modules)

    Costs (2015-16)
    The payment plan options for all new students joining the programme will be to either pay the programme fees in full (this option protects from further inflationary increases) or to pay per module (module fees are subject to inflationary increases each year).

    • Full Diploma - £6372
    • Full Certificate - £3182
    • Pay per Module - £531/module

    Delivery
    Online (with one residential element in Edinburgh, Scotland for Diploma students)

    Duration
    Diploma: 3-5 years
    Certificate: 1-3 years
    CPD: 3 months

    Start Dates
    March and September

    Application Deadline
    4 weeks prior to programme launch

    Website: http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/education/academic-programmes/remote-and-offshore-medicine.aspx


    How to register:

    All applications are made online through our secure online application site.


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 15 Nov 2015
    Starting date: 23 Nov 2015
    Ending date: 27 Nov 2015

    The Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) will in the period 23rd to 27th November 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya facilitate a training for trainers course in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Preference will be given to those already doing actual trainings, practitioners who are keen to become trainers and persons who have undergone some training in peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

    Specific areas of focus;

    1. Understanding needs assessments of organizations
    2. Introduction to Adult learning
    3. Exploring the roles of a facilitator/trainer
    4. Communication skills that enhance inclusion and respect
    5. Designing a training curriculum
    6. Facilitation skills and techniques
    7. Exploring how learning for change takes place /Evaluating a training programme

    The expectations are that the training will enhance participants skills and knowledge to design coherent trainings, engage in actual facilitation and later assess to determine if they have resulted in desired change.

    The training will be facilitated by Simon Fisher of the United Kingdom and Tecla Wanjala of Kenya. Simon is a widely respected conflict transformation specialist and academic with extensive global experience. He is a facilitator, writer, educator and trainer who has worked in over 40 countries over the past 25 years. He has spent many years living and working in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia supporting action for change. In 1991 he founded Responding to Conflict (RTC), an internationally renowned education and training organization based in Birmingham, UK, which continues to train policy makers, academics and practitioners from all over the world. Simon has been an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford and holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes University, where he currently lectures in the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP). He also teaches at universities in Zimbabwe and Cambodia.

    Tecla is the former Vice Chair of Kenya’s Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission (2008-2012). Her peacebuilding career in the continent spans over a period of 20 years. In 2005, she was among the 1000 PeaceWomen around the Globe who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.She has a Ph. D. In Peace & Conflict Studies from Masinde Muliro University in Kenya and an MA in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 2003. During her career Tecla has participated in negotiations and trainings in Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia.

    The training charges are US$1500 to cover tuition, full board accommodation, certificate of participation and airport pickups and drop offs(where applicable). Those wishing to make their own accommodation arrangements will be charged $1000.

    Kindly find attached the training prospectus and application form. If you need further clarification, please write to copa@copafrica.org /martha@copafrica.org


    How to register:

    Filled in applications should be sent by email to martha@copafrica.org or to copa@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 30 Nov 2015
    Starting date: 07 Dec 2015
    Ending date: 11 Dec 2015

    ENGENDERING HUMAN SECURITY, PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT TRANSFROMATION TRAINING

    Greetings from Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA)

    The Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) will in the period 7th to 11th December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya facilitate training on “Engendering Human Security, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation”. Participants will be drawn from International organizations, governments, NGOs and Institutes in the basis of their involvement in peacebuilding processes and programme implementation in the relevant multilateral or national grassroots arenas, in countries in conflict or emerging from conflict.

    Specific areas of focus;

    1. Understanding violence against women
    2. Linking convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW)
    3. Gendering conflict transformation around UNSCRs
    4. Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention
    5. Gender mainstreaming in peacebuilding

    It is expected that after the 5 days, the course will enable the participants to analyse their contexts, envision sustainable peace and draw plans for their conflict transformation and peacebuilding framework.

    The training will be facilitated by George Kut.

    The training charges are US$1500 to cover tuition, full board accommodation, certificate of participation and airport pickups and drop offs(where applicable). Those wishing to make their own accommodation arrangements will be charged $1000.

    Kindly find attached the training prospectus and application form. If you need further clarification, please write to copa@copafrica.org


    How to register:

    The application form is in Microsoft word, which can be filled and sent in soft copy to copa@copafrica.org;
    Or alternatively, the form can be printed, filled by hand, scanned and sent to copa@copafrica.org.
    The deadline for application is 30.11.2015.
    Once applications are received, a process of selections begins, and successful candidates are sent admission letters and invoices.


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 03 May 2016
    Starting date: 10 May 2016
    Ending date: 14 May 2016

    Introduction

    The purpose of the training will be to develop an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions and how to integrate women in the peacebuilding processes. The participants will explore the various International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The meaning and impact of violence as experienced by women in various conflict contexts will be discussed and conflict transformation activities identified and planned to reduce the impact of all forms of violence against women in the participants’ contexts.

    The Course Content

    1. Understanding violence against women: Violence is one way of dealing with conflicts (Galtung (1990, 1996) and is represented in three separate types distinguished as physical, structural or cultural. Among the issues to be looked at the training will be the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts representing tragic development in which women are targeted in all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

    2. Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding: Current international standards addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict areas draw upon a wide array of provisions contained in a variety of human rights instruments that safeguard women and girls. The course will help participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.

    3. Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs: In reference to grassroots based cases studies benefiting indirectly and directly from the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the participants will look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work with the participants contexts.

    4. Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention: Human security paradigm perceives the ordinary citizen including women as a purpose and not as a means to security. The training will identify and emphasize the considerations for human security as integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

    5. Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding: Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes, be it in conflict prevention, management or post conflict reconstruction, yet research shows that where women engage in the above, violence often declines and it becomes easier to build more sustainable peace. The session will explore the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in the processes.

    6. Expected Outcome

    At the end of the course participants will be better placed to apply elements of Human security and International Human Rights Instruments such as CEDAW and UNSCRs to engender their work and processes that entail peacebuilding and prevention of violence against women in situations of conflict. Payment Details

    Kindly note all payments should be made before the commencement of the training and can be done by either cheque payable to the Coalition for Peace in Africa or by direct bank transfers (please ask for banking details).


    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 07 Dec 2016
    Starting date: 13 Dec 2016
    Ending date: 17 Dec 2016

    Introduction

    The purpose of the training will be to develop an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions and how to integrate women in the peacebuilding processes. The participants will explore the various International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The meaning and impact of violence as experienced by women in various conflict contexts will be discussed and conflict transformation activities identified and planned to reduce the impact of all forms of violence against women in the participants’ contexts.

    The Course Content

    1.Understanding violence against women: Violence is one way of dealing with conflicts (Galtung (1990, 1996) and is represented in three separate types distinguished as physical, structural or cultural. Among the issues to be looked at the training will be the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts representing tragic development in which women are targeted in all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

    2.Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding: Current international standards addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict areas draw upon a wide array of provisions contained in a variety of human rights instruments that safeguard women and girls. The course will help participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.

    3.Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs: In reference to grassroots based cases studies benefiting indirectly and directly from the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the participants will look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work with the participants contexts.

    4.Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention: Human security paradigm perceives the ordinary citizen including women as a purpose and not as a means to security. The training will identify and emphasize the considerations for human security as integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

    5.Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding:** Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes, be it in conflict prevention, management or post conflict reconstruction, yet research shows that where women engage in the above, violence often declines and it becomes easier to build more sustainable peace. The session will explore the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in the processes.

    Expected Outcome

    At the end of the course participants will be better placed to apply elements of Human security and International Human Rights Instruments such as CEDAW and UNSCRs to engender their work and processes that entail peacebuilding and prevention of violence against women in situations of conflict.


    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org/marthandogoto@gmail.com **


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 21 Feb 2017
    Starting date: 27 Feb 2017
    Ending date: 03 Mar 2017

    Introduction

    The 5 day curriculum is an introduction to the fundamental skills, theories and processes required for conflict transformation and peacebuilding practice. It will combine class work and “open spaces” for creativity and joint action in peacebuilding theory and conflict transformation to be drawn from a variety of sources and traditions, to complement and build on indigenous African knowledge systems. Learning will be based on participatory adult learning models including inquiry, analysis and reflection from participants’ knowledge. Participants will engage in individual and group tasks, concept presentation, mini-lectures, case study analysis and videos.

    The Course Content

    1. Understanding Conflict

    This section is designed to help the participants gain a deeper understanding of the factors that cause conflict and violence with the aim of being able to identify appropriate strategies for intervening in conflict. Different analytical models will be applied to:

    · Explore the nature and dynamics of conflict

    · Understand different levels and types of conflict

    · Analyze conflicts and causes

    2. Peacebuilding theories and practice

    This section will give an overview of peacebuilding theories, concepts and practice. During the sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to:

    · Identify context specific peacebuilding interventions

    · Work in teams to practice new theories and concepts

    · Apply these ideas and skills to cases that relate to their experiences and contexts

    3. Conflict Sensitivity in Peacebuilding

    This section looks at the strategies and methods that help peacebuilding and multi-mandated interveners to examine and take into account the unintended impacts of their interventions on the context of conflict and crisis. The participants will explore:

    · Understanding conflict sensitivity

    · Application of conflict sensitivity in peacebuilding programs

    · Conflict analysis

    · Conflict sensitive approaches

    4. Skills for conflict transformation and peacebuilding

    In this section participants will discuss the essential skills and knowledge needed for conflict transformation in interpersonal and group settings. Some of the skills will include:

    · Negotiation and mediation

    · Working with stories to create change

    · Forgiveness and reconciliation

    5. Exploration of indigenous mechanisms in peacebuilding

    This section will focus on the practices of indigenous mechanism in peacebuilding and discern its role in contemporary peacebuilding practice. Discussions will be on:

    · Community mechanisms and peace processes

    · Indigenous dispute resolution mechanisms

    · Influence of indigenous mechanisms on external conflict interventions


    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org/marthandogoto@gmail.com


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 01 May 2017
    Starting date: 08 May 2017
    Ending date: 12 May 2017

    The five day training targets practitioners who are working in MERL in the peacebuilding practice within the continent of Africa.

    Course objectives

    1. Introduce participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective

    2. Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL

    3. Expand participants’ knowledge of the different MERL tools used in the peacebuilding practice

    4. Build participants understanding of a project’s Theory of Change

    5. Enhance participants’ skills in developing a learning agenda for their projects

    Specific areas of coverage

    • Introduction to Monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peacebuilding

    • MERL Contextual tools

    • Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and peacebuilding

    • Developing a theory of change

    • Evaluation and developing a learning agenda

    Main Facilitator-Dr. George Kut (Phd)

    He has extensive experience in strengthening government and civil societies’ collaboration and dialogue through participatory training. He has designed and facilitated processes for conflict early warning and response systems, peacebuilding policy analysis and advocacy with governments including designing and conducting several researches and documentation for civil society organizations and UN agencies. He also offers technical support on conflict and gender sensitive programming.

    His experience in training in multicultural contexts for over 15 years spans across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has developed a number of courses and training materials on peacebuilding for civil society organizations, local community groups and UN agencies.


    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to martha@copafrica.org or copa@copafrica.org.


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 19 Jul 2017
    Starting date: 24 Jul 2017
    Ending date: 28 Jul 2017

    This 5-day training targets practitioners from around the continent engaged in engendering peacebuilding processes, gender mainstreaming and the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict and those interested in understanding how UNSCR 1325 and CEDAW relates to their work.

    The training will cover the following areas:

    1. Understanding violence against women
    2. Linking the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding
    3. Gendering Conflict Transformation around UNSCRs
    4. Human Security Paradigm & its relevance to women Violence Prevention
    5. Gender Mainstreaming in Peacebuildng

    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org and a copy to martha@copafrica.org/marthandogoto@gmail.com


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 30 Sep 2017
    Starting date: 09 Oct 2017
    Ending date: 13 Oct 2017

    This five day interactive training will bring together 16-20 practitioners and NGO leaders from across Africa to examine the links between policy and practice in fragile, conflict-affected contexts led by conflict transformation specialist, Dr. Simon Fisher.

    The bespoke course is designed to draw on the experience and practice of professionals working in development, humanitarian aid or peacebuilding and aims to strengthen internal policies and programmatic approaches to working in fragile and conflict affected countries.

    Drawing on current best practice and emerging trends, participants will develop effective approaches to peacebuilding, development and post-conflict reconstruction. Participants will identify how they can balance their organizational mandate with the demands of working in complex and rapidly changing political emergencies.

    After five days of collaboration, in-depth discussion and practical exercises, you will come away with a comprehensive set of approaches and tools you can use to analyze conflict contexts and apply practically to your work.

    How the training course will benefit your work

    Participants will:

    · Explore the relationship between organizational policy and practice in situations of instability, conflict or violence.

    · Deepen their understanding of peacebuilding from a conflict transformation perspective and apply their learning to their own work.

    · Learn how to apply appropriate conflict analysis to their own organizations and contexts.

    · Examine issues relating to aid and conflict in order to develop conflict sensitive policies for their organizations.

    · Consider the key policy and practice issues relating to the prevention of violent conflict and peacebuilding.

    · Strengthen their competence in proactively contributing to the development of appropriate policies and best practices when working in environments affected by conflict or violence.

    About this course

    The Strengthening Policy and Practice (SPP) course has been run by the UK-based organisation Responding to Conflict for over 20 years. In 2016 Responding to Conflict became the training arm of part of Peace Direct, a UK based organisation that works with local peacebuilding organizations across the world.

    The Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) has been running the SPP course with Responding to Conflict for almost five years.

    Since its inception it has proved to be an extremely popular course, teaching participants the latest tools and techniques for analyzing conflict contexts, while drawing on the skills and experience of the training participants.

    Lead Facilitator/Trainer: Dr. Simon Fisher

    Dr. Simon Fisher is a conflict transformation specialist with extensive global experience and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University. Dr. Fisher has comprehensive experience in education, development and conflict transformation in Africa, Europe and Asia.

    He has worked with many kinds of organizations in over 40 countries in support of initiatives to prevent violence and build sustainable peace. In 1991 he founded and became the first director of Responding to Conflict, where he was responsible for a range of conflict transformation training and support programmes worldwide.

    Suitable for

    This course is for staff of international and national agencies and those with advisory and management responsibility for relief, development, and peacebuilding programmes.

    It is particularly relevant for anyone engaged in the planning and implementation of field-based programmes in fragile and conflict affected contexts, or those responsible for developing policies for appropriate responses in complex, political emergencies.


    How to register:

    For more information

    For queries about the course please contact COPA:

    Coalition for Peace in Africa
    P.O Box 61753-00200 City Square,
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Tel: +254 020 3866686
    Cell: + 254 703 429 667
    Email: copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org
    Web: www.copafrica.org

    For registration please contact Peace Direct:

    Peace Direct
    Studio 302, 203-213 Mare Street
    London, E8 3QE
    Tel: +44 203 422 5549
    Email: courses@peacedirect.org
    Web: www.peacedirect.org

    an application form can be downloaded from the 2 websites


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 18 Sep 2017
    Starting date: 25 Sep 2017
    Ending date: 29 Sep 2017

    This five day professional training course on peacebuilding & conflict transformation has been designed to benefit peace actors interested in deepening their understanding of peacebuilding and wishing to work or are already working in post conflicts settings and/or wanting to include conflict sensitivity in programming

    The course aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of the dynamics of conflict, violence and peace and to enable them to acquire a range of practical skills related to handling post violent conflict situations. Participants to the course are expected from within the NGOs sector, civil society, government agencies and other institutions supporting or learning peace issues.

    The 5 day curriculum will combine class work and “open spaces” for creativity and joint action in peacebuilding theory and conflict transformation to be drawn from a variety of sources and traditions, to complement and build on indigenous African knowledge systems. Learning will be based on participatory adult learning models including inquiry, analysis and reflection from participants’ knowledge. Participants will engage in individual and group tasks, concept presentation, mini-lectures, case study analysis and videos.

    In the past, participants to this training have been drawn from international and national organizations operating in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Mali, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast.
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    Areas of focus**

    1. Understanding Conflict

    This section is designed to help the participants gain a deeper understanding of the factors that cause conflict and violence with the aim of being able to identify appropriate strategies for intervening in conflict. Different analytical models will be applied to:

    · Explore the nature and dynamics of conflict

    · Understand different levels and types of conflict

    · Analyze conflicts and causes

    2. Peacebuilding theories and practice

    This section will give an overview of peacebuilding theories, concepts and practice. During the sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to:

    · Identify context specific peacebuilding interventions

    · Work in teams to practice new theories and concepts

    · Apply these ideas and skills to cases that relate to their experiences and contexts

    3. Conflict Sensitivity in Peacebuilding

    This section looks at the strategies and methods that help peacebuilding and multi-mandated interveners to examine and take into account the unintended impacts of their interventions on the context of conflict and crisis. The participants will explore:

    · Understanding conflict sensitivity

    · Application of conflict sensitivity in peacebuilding programs

    · Conflict analysis

    · Conflict sensitive approaches

    4. Skills for conflict transformation and peacebuilding

    In this section participants will discuss the essential skills and knowledge needed for conflict transformation in interpersonal and group settings. Some of the skills will include:

    · Negotiation and mediation

    · Working with stories to create change

    · Forgiveness and reconciliation

    5. Exploration of indigenous mechanisms in peacebuilding

    This section will focus on the practices of indigenous mechanism in peacebuilding and discern its role in contemporary peacebuilding practice. Discussions will be on:

    · Community mechanisms and peace processes

    · Indigenous dispute resolution mechanisms

    · Influence of indigenous mechanisms on external conflict interventions

    Expected Training results

    · Increased understanding of different conflict analysis tools and the inter-relations between a conflict context and intervention strategies

    · A better understanding of peacebuilding theories including the ones applicable to participants projects interventions

    · An improved awareness of the ‘Do No Harm Approach’ and how the operating context interacts with proposed interventions

    · Improved knowledge and skills of different conflict management strategies including negotiation and mediation

    · Appreciation of indigenous conflict resolution strategies

    Main Facilitator: Dr. George Kut

    Dr. Kut has extensive experience in strengthening government and civil societies’ collaboration and dialogue through participatory training. He has designed and facilitated processes for conflict early warning and response systems, peacebuilding policy analysis and advocacy with governments including designing and conducting several researches and documentation for civil society organizations and UN agencies. He drafted the national peacebuilding policies for Kenya and Uganda. He also offers technical support on conflict and gender sensitive programming.

    Dr. Kut’s experience in training in multicultural contexts for over 15 years spans across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has developed a number of courses and training materials on peacebuilding for civil society organizations, local community groups and UN agencies. He recently designed an internationally popular course module on the application of CEDAW and UNSCRs 1325 in peacebuilding, gender based violence prevention, conflict transformation and human security work. He has a PhD in International Studies and Social Sciences from Coventry University, U.K and is also a holder of MA degree in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from the same university. He also holds a Post Graduate diploma in Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University.


    How to register:

    Filled in applications should be sent to copa@copafrica.org with a copy to martha@copafrica.org

    More information on the training is available at www.copafrica.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine (DipROM), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Providing clinical care in remote locations has its own unique challenges and requires specialist knowledge and skills. This course, delivered online at a distance, provides an opportunity for practising remote health professionals to gain a postgraduate qualification in this emerging specialty. The main aim of the programme is to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous, locations the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach.To this end, students taking this programme will expect to:

    • Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge underpinning effective evidence based clinical care in remote environments
    • Explain and incorporate into clinical care the effects of specific physical environments on the health and well-being of remote workers

    Modules

    • Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker
    • Occupational Health in the Remote Setting
    • Communication in the Clinical Setting
    • Telemedicine
    • Dive Medicine
    • Tropical Medicine
    • Aeromedicine
    • Trauma and Medical Emergencies
    • Incident and Response Planning
    • Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
    • Tactical Medicine
    • Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
    • Learning and Teaching
    • Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine

    Learning Hours
    Each module is approximately 100 hours of student learning over a period of 3 months, so approximately 10 hours per week. It is intended that students are able to study part-time while working.

    Entry Requirements
    Normally an undergraduate health-related degree or relevant health-related professional qualification and current work in the Remote Medical Care area. If you do not meet these criteria, you are welcome to contact us to discuss your application further as all applicants are individually reviewed with regard to their previous qualifications and experience and it may be possible for you to join the programme. All applications are reviewed by the Programme Leader and Academic Co-ordinator.

    Those applicants for whom English is not their first language, must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of both spoken and written English. This should be equivalent to at least the level of post-secondary (high) school.

    Exit Awards
    Postgraduate Diploma (12 modules + Residential) / Postgraduate Certificate (6 modules) / CPD Certificate (individual modules)

    Costs (2015-16)
    The payment plan options for all new students joining the programme will be to either pay the programme fees in full (this option protects from further inflationary increases) or to pay per module (module fees are subject to inflationary increases each year).

    • Full Diploma - £6372
    • Full Certificate - £3182
    • Pay per Module - £531/module

    Delivery
    Online (with one residential element in Edinburgh, Scotland for Diploma students)

    Duration
    Diploma: 3-5 years
    Certificate: 1-3 years
    CPD: 3 months

    Start Dates
    March and September

    Application Deadline
    4 weeks prior to programme launch

    Website: http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/education/academic-programmes/remote-and-offshore-medicine.aspx


    How to register:

    All applications are made online through our secure online application site.


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 16 Nov 2017
    Starting date: 20 Nov 2017
    Ending date: 24 Nov 2017

    Introduction

    The ‘*Training of trainers in peacebuilding and conflict transformation Course’* is targeting 15 peacebuilding practitioners with an interest in deepening their knowledge and skills in peacebuilding and conflict transformation and in designing, facilitating and evaluating trainings. The five day training is divided into two parts: part one, will focus on Understanding Conflict, Conflict Analysis, Conflict Management and Peacebuilding strategies; the second part will focus on skills and knowledge required to be an effective trainer in designing, facilitating and evaluating a training programme. Each part will take two and half days.

    At the end of the five days, participants are expected to have gained the most up-to-date knowledge and skills in peacebuilding relevant to African contexts. In addition, they would practice fundamental skills in conducting training in various contexts.

    Core thematic areas:

    Part One:

    1. Introduction: Understanding Conflict, Conflict analysis

    2. Theories of conflict and peace

    3. Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Learning from African Indigenous cultures

    4. Strategies of Peacebuilding Interventions

    5. Fundamental Skills in Conflict Resolution

    Part Two:

    1. Fundamentals in Adult learning in the African context
    2. Exploring the role of a facilitator/training in dynamic contexts
    3. Designing a training curriculum
    4. Facilitation skills and techniques
    5. Evaluating a training programme

    Objectives of the training

    By the end of the training, participants would have had the space and opportunity to:

    1. Deepen their understanding and knowledge of conflict, peace, conflict analysis, theories of peace and conflict;

    2. Enhance their skills and capacities in peacebuilding strategies relevant to their various contexts;

    3. Enhance their skills in peacebuilding training design, delivery and evaluation;

    Training/Learning Methodology and Approach

    This intensive training will utilize Adult Learning methodology, drawing from Paulo Freire and others. Participants will be required to fully contribute from their knowledge and reflections in peace, development, human rights, gender rights and humanitarian work, amongst other fields. The learning will, therefore, be experiential and will engage participants in individual tasks, group tasks, case studies, mini-lectures and role-plays and simulations, amongst others. The practical elements are designed to help the participants synthesize the learning and make it relevant to their contexts. Participants will also have the opportunity to design and do ‘actual training’ facilitation.

    Training Facilitators: Lead facilitator – Babu Ayindo

    Babu Ayindo has over two decades of experience as a storyteller, teacher, facilitator, researcher and writer. He has taught short courses on arts-based approaches to peacebuilding in seven peacebuilding institutes in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and North America. He holds a B.Ed from Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) and M.A in Peace and Conflict Studies from Eastern Mennonite University (Virginia, USA). His doctoral thesis titled Arts, Peacebuilding and Decolonzation was recently accepted by the University of Otago (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

    Some of his publications include: co-authoring When You Are the Peacebuilder (published by United States Institute of Peace, 2001); “Arts Approaches to Peace: Playing Our Way to Transcendence “published in Barry Hart (ed) Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies (University of America Press, Inc.,2008); “Trauma Awareness and Healing in the Somali Cluster: A Report on the Status of Achievements, Lessons and Outcomes” (published by Pact, 2010); Mpatanishi: A Handbook for Community Based Mediators (published in 2010 by PeaceNet Kenya); and, In Search of Healers (published by the Coalition of Peace in Africa in 2011).

    Selected COPA trainings in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012

    1) Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation training, 8th to 12th December 2014, 13th to 17th April 2015,21st to 25th September 2015, 19th to 23rd April 2016 Nairobi, Kenya: The training aims at building participants knowledge in the broad area of PBCT. Participants to the course have been drawn from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ivory Coast and Uganda

    2) Programming for Results in Complex and fragile Contexts; 25th to 29th January 2016, Kampala Uganda. This training was for Tearfund Switzerland partners from DRC, South Sudan and Uganda. Main areas of focus were on understanding change in complex and fragile environments.

    3) Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Training, 25th to 29th Sept 2012, 25th to 29th Nov 2013, 30th June to 4th July 2014, 18th to 22nd May 2015, 7th to 11th December 2015,1t0th to 14th May 2016 and 11th to 15th July 2016 Nairobi; The training has so far attracted participants working in peacebuilding, gender and development in Sudan, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, Somaliland, Liberia and Lebanon*.*

    4) Fundamentals in conflict analysis and Resolution Training; held for 60 partners and staff members of the Danish Demining Group from 23rd to 26th February 2014 and from 31st May to 4th June 2014 in Somaliland

    5) Strengthening Policy and Practice; Meeting the challenges of working in complex environments Course; 7th to 11th April 2014, Entebbe, Uganda, 1st to 5th June 2015, Nairobi, Kenya; This training that aimed at broadening practitioners knowledge to link practice and policy and attracted participants from Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Somaliland and DRC

    6) Interrupting cycles of violence; Integrating healing and emotional wellbeing into peacebuilding & development initiatives; Nairobi, 1st to 5th July 2013; The training aimed at enabling participants to better understand linkages between cycles of violence and unhealed trauma and how it relates to peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Participants were drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and DRC.

    7) Training of Trainers in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, Nairobi, 23rd to 27th November 2015, 6th to 10th May 2014, Nairobi, 13th to 18th May 2013; The training aims at building capacities of trainers in designing, facilitating and evaluating trainings. Participants were drawn from Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Ghana, Liberia, Ethiopia and Sudan.

    8) Training of Trainers course in peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation for IGAD Partners: The training took place in Nazareth, Ethiopia and brought together 15 IGAD South Sudan partners representing the government and civil society organizations. This was from 17th to 21st April 2012

    9*) Building Capacities for Peace training;* a series of 10 day trainings held thrice in 2011 for 51 peace and development practitioners from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Liberia, Nigeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast. The trainings were held from 28th March to 7th April, then from 11th to 21st July and lastly from 21st November to 1st December

    10) Enhancing Local Capacities for Peace Training, a 5 day course held in Gulu, Uganda for 31 peace, development and humanitarian aid partners of UN agencies operating in Northern Uganda in the period 20th to 24th June 2012

    11) Conflict Analysis and Peace Building training for the African Union held in Nairobi, Kenya from 31st October to 2nd November 2012


    How to register:

    How to Apply

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged. If successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org and cc to martha@copafrica.org

    Admission Criteria

    1. English speakers-The training will be facilitated in English

    2. Practitioners in Peacebuilding, humanitarian relief, human rights and development

    3. Practitioners who are keen to deepen their knowledge in Peacebuilding matters

    4. Trainers or those who are keen to start engaging as trainers


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 07 Dec 2017
    Starting date: 11 Dec 2017
    Ending date: 15 Dec 2017

    Course Description

    The purpose of the 5-day training will be to develop an understanding of gender and violence in post conflict-transitions and how to enhance women’s involvement in peacebuilding processes. The participants explore the various International Human Rights Instruments that support engendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding: The meaning and impact of violence as experienced by women in various conflict contexts will be discussed and conflict transformation activities identified and planned to reduce the impact of all forms of violence against women in the participants contexts.

    Training Content

    1.Understanding violence against women: Violence is one way of dealing with conflicts (Galtung (1990, 1996) and is represented in three separate types distinguished as physical, structural or cultural. Among the issues to be looked at the training will be the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts and representing tragic development in which women are targeted in all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

    2.Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding: Current international standards addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict areas draw upon a wide array of provisions contained in a variety of human rights instruments that safeguard women and girls. The course will help participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.

    3.Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs: In reference to grassroots based cases studies benefiting indirectly and directly from the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the participants will look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work with the participants contexts.

    4.Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention: Human security paradigm perceives the ordinary citizen including women as a purpose and not as a means to security. The training will identify and emphasize the considerations for human security as integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

    5.Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding: Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes, be it in conflict prevention, management or post conflict reconstruction, yet research shows that where women engage in the above, violence often declines and it becomes easier to build more sustainable peace. The session will explore the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in the processes.

    By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify violence against women and various forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in situations of violent conflicts.

    2. Describe the linkages in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to Conflict transformation.

    3. Appreciate the relevance of human security approach to post violent conflict peacebuilding.

    4. State how the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) AND 1820 (2008) can be incorporated in any ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work within the participants contexts.

    5. Analyze their contexts, envision sustainable peace and draw plans for gendered conflict transformation and peacebuilding framework.

    Lead Trainer: Dr. George Kut

    Dr. George Kut has a PhD in International Studies and Social Sciences at Coventry University, U.K and is also a holder of an MA degree in Peace and Reconciliation Studies. His experience in training in multicultural contexts for over 20 years spans across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has developed a number of courses and training materials on peacebuilding for civil society organizations, local community groups and UN agencies. He has also developed several training modules on the application of CEDAW and UNSCRs 1325 in peacebuilding, gender based violence prevention, conflict transformation and human security work.

    In addition, he has designed and facilitated processes for conflict early warning and response systems, peacebuilding policy analysis and advocacy with governments including designing and conducting several researches and documentation for civil society organizations and UN agencies. He also offers technical support on conflict and gender sensitive programming.


    How to register:
    1. Applications can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org
    2. Alternatively, interested applicants can write to martha@copafrica.org or to copa@copafrica.org
    3. Filled in application can forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org and a copy to martha@copafrica.org

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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 30 Nov 2017
    Starting date: 04 Dec 2017
    Ending date: 08 Dec 2017

    Background Information

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention. When systematically done, it becomes easier to articulate a project’s theory of change and determine if desired results are being achieved. It also enables programme staff to easily draw lessons from what is working and recommend appropriate measures. Though MERL is beneficial, many organizations and project staffs shy away from it because many see it as technical in nature, others find it to be time consuming while others fear negative appraisals. In spite of this, it is important for project staff to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that would in turn allow them to effectively engage in MERL.

    Course objectives

    1. Introduce participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective

    2. Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL

    3. Expand participants’ knowledge of the different MERL tools used in the peacebuilding practice

    4. Build participants understanding of a project’s Theory of Change

    5. Enhance participants’ skills in developing a learning agenda for their projects

    The Course Content

    1.Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this session, participants will be introduced to MERL from the peacebuilding practice including an understanding of the different criteria that is used to assess the effectiveness of a peacebuilding project.

    2.Contextual analysis tools: This session will introduce participants to the different contextual analysis tools used in MERL.

    3.Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this section, participants will be taken through the process of developing an MERL plan for their specific projects. The session will focus on creating a common understanding of what an MERL plan is, what it is used for, who is involved in its designing, the most appropriate time for its designing and who it is used on

    4. Developing a Theory of Change: the session will focus on understanding what a Theory of change is, how it is developed, its relationship to the project cycle and who really should be involved in its designing. This session will enable participants broaden their knowledge of the project cycle and the logical linkages from one stage to the other. The session will examine how proposed project activities lead to the desired social change. At the end of the session, participants should be able to identify and expound on the various theories of change that inform their projects.

    5. Evaluation and developing a learning agenda: The session will take participants through the concept of evaluation and its importance and applicability in projects, the different types of evaluation and audiences will also be discussed including how to develop an evaluation schedule for a project. At the end of the session, participants should be able to develop an evaluation schedule for their projects and to identify some learning agenda questions for their projects.


    How to register:
    1. Application forms can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org
    2. Alternatively, the dorms can be obtained from martha@copafrica.org or copa@copafrica.org
    3. Completed applications should be sent to copa@copafrica with a copy to martha@copafrica
    4. All received applications will be acknowledged and those successful will receive the necessary documents

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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 07 Dec 2017
    Starting date: 11 Dec 2017
    Ending date: 15 Dec 2017

    Background

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention. When systematically done, MERL makes it easy to articulate a project’s theory of change and to determine if envisaged results are being achieved. It also enables programme staff to draw lessons from what is working and recommend appropriate measures for what is not working. Though MERL is beneficial, many organizations and project staffs shy away from it because many see it as technical in nature, others find it time consuming and yet others fear negative appraisals. In spite of this, it is important for project staff to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that would in turn allow them to effectively engage in MERL for the growth of their projects and their organizations.

    Course objectives

    1. Introduce participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective

    2. Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL in the peacebuilding practice

    3. Build participants understanding of a project’s Theory of Change

    4. Enhance participants’ skills in developing an evaluation and a learning agenda for their Peacebuilding projects

    The Course Content

    1.Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this session, participants will be introduced to MERL from the peacebuilding practice including an understanding of the different criteria that is used to assess the effectiveness of a peacebuilding project.

    2.Contextual analysis tools: This session will introduce participants to the different contextual analysis tools used in MERL.

    3.Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this section, participants will be taken through the process of developing an MERL plan for their specific projects. The session will focus on creating a common understanding of what an MERL plan is, what it is used for, who is involved in its designing, the most appropriate time for its designing and who it is used on

    4. Developing a Theory of Change: the session will focus on understanding what a Theory of change is, how it is developed, its relationship to the project cycle and who really should be involved in its designing. This session will enable participants broaden their knowledge of the project cycle and the logical linkages from one stage to the other. The session will examine how proposed project activities lead to the desired social change. At the end of the session, participants should be able to identify and expound on the various theories of change that inform their projects.

    5. Evaluation and developing a learning agenda: The session will take participants through the concept of evaluation and its importance and applicability in projects, the different types of evaluation and audiences will also be discussed including how to develop an evaluation schedule for a project. At the end of the session, participants should be able to develop an evaluation schedule for their projects and to identify some learning agenda questions for their projects. Training centre

    The training will be held at the Convent International Guest House located in Nairobi’s Convent Drive, off James Gichuru Road in Lavington. It is about 10 Kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    Other Costs

    For those who would like airport pickup and drop off at the start and end of the training, this will be provided by COPA at no extra charges.

    Important Information for International Participants

    1. A Yellow Fever Certificate will be required

    2. Unless where otherwise advised by COPA, visas are issued upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at a cost of $50.


    How to register:

    Application process

    Kindly request for an application form from martha@copafrica.org or copa@copafrica.org

    Filled in applications should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to martha@copafrica.org or copa@copafrica.org.

    For more information, you can contact:

    Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA)

    P.O Box 61753-00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya

    Tele: +254 020 3866686

    Mobile: +254 721 40 80 98

    Email: copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org

    Website: www.copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 21 Feb 2018
    Starting date: 26 Feb 2018
    Ending date: 02 Mar 2018

    About thePeacebuilding and Conflict Transformation course

    This course has been designed to benefit peace actors interested in deepening their understanding of peacebuilding and wishing to work or are already working in post conflicts settings and/or wanting to include conflict sensitivity in programming

    The course aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of the dynamics of conflict, violence and peace and to enable them to acquire a range of practical skills related to handling post violent conflict situations. Participants to the course are expected from within the NGOs sector, civil society, government agencies and other institutions supporting or learning peace issues.

    The 5 day curriculum combines class work and “open spaces” for creativity and joint action in peacebuilding theory and conflict transformation drawn from a variety of sources and traditions, to complement and build on indigenous African knowledge systems. Learning is based on participatory adult learning models including inquiry, analysis and reflection from participants’ knowledge. Participants engage in individual and group tasks, concept presentation, mini-lectures, case study analysis and videos

    The Course Content

    1. Understanding Conflict

    This section is designed to help the participants gain a deeper understanding of the factors that cause conflict and violence with the aim of being able to identify appropriate strategies for intervening in conflict. Different analytical models will be applied to:

    · Explore the nature and dynamics of conflict

    · Understand different levels and types of conflict

    · Analyze conflicts and causes

    2. Peacebuilding theories and practice

    This section will give an overview of peacebuilding theories, concepts and practice. During the sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to:

    · Identify context specific peacebuilding interventions

    · Work in teams to practice new theories and concepts

    · Apply these ideas and skills to cases that relate to their experiences and contexts

    3. Conflict Sensitivity in Peacebuilding

    This section looks at the strategies and methods that help peacebuilding and multi-mandated interveners to examine and take into account the unintended impacts of their interventions on the context of conflict and crisis. The participants will explore:

    · Understanding conflict sensitivity

    · Application of conflict sensitivity in peacebuilding programs

    · Conflict analysis

    · Conflict sensitive approaches

    4. Skills for conflict transformation and peacebuilding

    In this section participants will discuss the essential skills and knowledge needed for conflict transformation in interpersonal and group settings. Some of the skills will include:

    · Negotiation and mediation

    · Working with stories to create change

    · Forgiveness and reconciliation

    5. Exploration of indigenous mechanisms in peacebuilding

    This section will focus on the practices of indigenous mechanism in peacebuilding and discern its role in contemporary peacebuilding practice. Discussions will be on:

    · Community mechanisms and peace processes

    · Indigenous dispute resolution mechanisms

    · Influence of indigenous mechanisms on external conflict interventions

    Expected Training results

    · A clear understanding of peace, violence and conflict

    · Increased understanding of different conflict analysis tools and the inter-relations between a conflict context and intervention strategies

    · A better understanding of peacebuilding theories and the ones that apply to participants projects

    · An improved awareness of the ‘Do No Harm Approach’

    · Improved knowledge and skills of different conflict management strategies

    · Appreciation of indigenous conflict resolution strategies

    Main Facilitators:

    Dr. George Kut

    He has extensive experience in strengthening government and civil societies’ collaboration and dialogue through participatory training. He has designed and facilitated processes for conflict early warning and response systems, peacebuilding policy analysis and advocacy with governments including designing and conducting several researches and documentation for civil society organizations and UN agencies. He also offers technical support on conflict and gender sensitive programming. George Kut’s experience in training in multicultural contexts for over 20 years spans across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has developed a number of courses and training materials on peacebuilding for civil society organizations, local community groups and UN agencies.

    Dr. Kut has a PhD in International Studies and Social Sciences from Coventry University, U.K and is also a holder of MA degree in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from the same university

    Babu Ayindo

    For over two decades, Babu has been involved in the designing and facilitation of conflict transformation and peacebuilding processes and projects with various agencies in different parts of the world. Most of his work focuses on program design, implementation and management; evaluation of peace and social justice initiatives; teaching and training; facilitation of peace processes; building of healthy organizations; writing and experimenting with arts approaches to peacebuilding in diverse cultural contexts in Africa, North America and Asia.

    In addition, he has taught in a number of peace institutes including: the Summer Peacebuilding Institute of Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia (USA); the Peace and Development Institute of the American University, Washington, DC; the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, the Philippines; and, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. In Africa, he is one of the main trainers for the Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA).

    Some of his publications include: co-authoring When You Are the Peacebuilder (published by United States Institute of Peace, 2001); “Arts Approaches to Peace: Playing Our Way to Transcendence”published in Barry Hart (ed) Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies (University of America Press, Inc.,2008); “Trauma Awareness and Healing in the Somali Cluster: A Report on the Status of Achievements, Lessons and Outcomes” (published by Pact, 2010); Mpatanishi: A Handbook for Community Based Mediators (published in 2010 by PeaceNet Kenya); and, In Search of Healers (published by the Coalition of Peace in Africa in 2011).


    How to register:

    Kindly request for the training prospectus and application form from copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 07 Mar 2018
    Starting date: 12 Mar 2018
    Ending date: 16 Mar 2018

    Background

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention. When systematically done, MERL makes it easy to articulate a project’s theory of change and to determine if envisaged results are being achieved. It also enables programme staff to draw lessons from what is working and recommend appropriate measures for what is not working. Though MERL is beneficial, many organizations and project staffs shy away from it because many see it as technical in nature, others find it time consuming and yet others fear negative appraisals. In spite of this, it is important for project staff to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that would in turn allow them to effectively engage in MERL for the growth of their projects and their organizations.

    Course objectives

    1. Introduce participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective

    2. Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL in the peacebuilding practice

    3. Build participants understanding of a project’s Theory of Change

    4. Enhance participants’ skills in developing an evaluation and a learning agenda for their Peacebuilding projects

    The Course Content

    1.Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this session, participants will be introduced to MERL from the peacebuilding practice including an understanding of the different criteria that is used to assess the effectiveness of a peacebuilding project.

    2.Contextual analysis tools: This session will introduce participants to the different contextual analysis tools used in MERL.

    3.Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this section, participants will be taken through the process of developing an MERL plan for their specific projects. The session will focus on creating a common understanding of what an MERL plan is, what it is used for, who is involved in its designing, the most appropriate time for its designing and who it is used on

    4. Developing a Theory of Change: the session will focus on understanding what a Theory of change is, how it is developed, its relationship to the project cycle and who really should be involved in its designing. This session will enable participants broaden their knowledge of the project cycle and the logical linkages from one stage to the other. The session will examine how proposed project activities lead to the desired social change. At the end of the session, participants should be able to identify and expound on the various theories of change that inform their projects.

    5. Evaluation and developing a learning agenda: The session will take participants through the concept of evaluation and its importance and applicability in projects, the different types of evaluation and audiences will also be discussed including how to develop an evaluation schedule for a project. At the end of the session, participants should be able to develop an evaluation schedule for their projects and to identify some learning agenda questions for their projects.

    Main Facilitators:

    Dr. George Kut

    He has extensive experience in strengthening government and civil societies’ collaboration and dialogue through participatory training. He has designed and facilitated processes for conflict early warning and response systems, peacebuilding policy analysis and advocacy with governments including designing and conducting several researches and documentation for civil society organizations and UN agencies. He also offers technical support on conflict and gender sensitive programming. George Kut’s experience in training in multicultural contexts for over 20 years spans across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has developed a number of courses and training materials on peacebuilding for civil society organizations, local community groups and UN agencies.

    Dr. Kut has a PhD in International Studies and Social Sciences from Coventry University, U.K and is also a holder of MA degree in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from the same university

    Babu Ayindo

    For over two decades, Babu has been involved in the designing and facilitation of conflict transformation and peacebuilding processes and projects with various agencies in different parts of the world. Most of his work focuses on program design, implementation and management; evaluation of peace and social justice initiatives; teaching and training; facilitation of peace processes; building of healthy organizations; writing and experimenting with arts approaches to peacebuilding in diverse cultural contexts in Africa, North America and Asia.

    In addition, he has taught in a number of peace institutes including: the Summer Peacebuilding Institute of Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia (USA); the Peace and Development Institute of the American University, Washington, DC; the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, the Philippines; and, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. In Africa, he is one of the main trainers for the Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA).

    Some of his publications include: co-authoring When You Are the Peacebuilder (published by United States Institute of Peace, 2001); “Arts Approaches to Peace: Playing Our Way to Transcendence”published in Barry Hart (ed) Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies (University of America Press, Inc.,2008); “Trauma Awareness and Healing in the Somali Cluster: A Report on the Status of Achievements, Lessons and Outcomes” (published by Pact, 2010); Mpatanishi: A Handbook for Community Based Mediators (published in 2010 by PeaceNet Kenya); and, In Search of Healers (published by the Coalition of Peace in Africa in 2011).


    How to register:

    The Application form and training prospectus can be obtained from www.copafrica.org
    Alternatively, they can be requested from martha@copafrica.org/copa@copafrica.org

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 01 May 2018
    Starting date: 07 May 2018
    Ending date: 11 May 2018

    Introduction

    The purpose of the training will be to develop an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions and how to integrate women in the peacebuilding processes. The participants will explore the various International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The meaning and impact of violence as experienced by women in various conflict contexts will be discussed and conflict transformation activities identified and planned to reduce the impact of all forms of violence against women in the participants’ contexts. As an addition, there will also be a session on how to integrate human security into participants projects as a strategy of preventing and reducing gender based violence and increase cases of women in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

    The Course Content

    1.Understanding violence against women: Violence is one way of dealing with conflicts (Galtung (1990, 1996) and is represented in three separate types distinguished as physical, structural or cultural. Among the issues to be looked at the training will be the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts and representing tragic development in which women are targeted in all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

    2.Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding:Current international standards addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict areas draw upon a wide array of provisions contained in a variety of human rights instruments that safeguard women and girls. The course will help participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.

    3.Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs: In reference to grassroots based cases studies benefiting indirectly and directly from the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the participants will look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work with the participants contexts.

    4.Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention: Human security paradigm perceives the ordinary citizen including women as a purpose and not as a means to security. The training will identify and emphasize the considerations for human security as integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

    5.Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding: Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes, be it in conflict prevention, management or post conflict reconstruction, yet research shows that where women engage in the above, violence often declines and it becomes easier to build more sustainable peace. The session will explore the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in the processes.

    Expected Outcome

    Application to Participants Contexts:The course will enable the participants to analyze their contexts, envision sustainable peace and draw plans for their conflict transformation and peacebuilding framework.


    How to register:

    Applications and the prospectus can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org. They can also be obtained by writing to martha@copafrica.org/copa@copafrica.org.Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 18 May 2018
    Starting date: 21 May 2018
    Ending date: 25 May 2018

    The Conflict Analysis, Management and Mediation Course aims at building capacities of practitioners working in conflict and post conflict settings in the continent so that they are better placed to make interventions that will contribute to building of more sustainable peace in their areas of operation.

    This course will take participants through:

    a) An overview of understanding Africa’s conflicts,

    b) A dissection of various tools of analysis that can contribute to more informed and inclusive interventions,

    c) A range of conflict management skills with key focus being on mediation

    d) Peacebuilding with main focus being on gender mainstreaming, Trauma awareness, healing and reconciliation

    Understanding Conflict and Overview of Conflicts in Africa: This session aims at levelling participants understanding of conflict and peace. Time will be taken to go through different conflicts experienced in the continent of Africa and wherever possible there will be discussions on various strategies that have been used to halt violence and to build peace.

    Conflict Analysis: The session will take participants through an understanding of what conflict analysis is and how its findings can inform intervention strategies, actors to work with and different entry levels. There will be analysis of real time conflicts experienced in participants’ contexts.

    Conflict Management/Mediation Skills: The session will take participants through various conflict management strategies but the key focus will be on understanding Mediation. The session will enable participants get a better understanding of the roles, skills and qualities of a mediator, understanding the mediation process including identifying and prioritizing issues, dealing with impasse, emotions and power dynamics and also moving towards resolution and closing. There will be simulation exercises using real life conflicts situations to enable the participants’ synthesis the learning.

    Peace Building: The session will take participants through the different peacebuilding strategies that they can use in their interventions depending on what level of society they are operating in. Focus will also be on how our interventions can institutionalize the way they engage women in initiatives. Given the post conflict nature of most Africa’s operating context, time will also be given to the issue of trauma awareness, healing and reconciliation as one of the strategies that can help the continent to break from the ongoing cycles of violence at different levels of society. Different strategies that can be used to enable communities move on after conflict situations will be discussed.

    Main Facilitator:Dr. Babu Ayindo

    For over two decades, Dr. Babu has been involved in the designing and facilitation of conflict transformation and peacebuilding processes and projects with various agencies in different parts of the world. Most of his work focuses on program design, implementation and management; evaluation of peace and social justice initiatives; teaching and training; facilitation of peace processes; building of healthy organizations; writing and experimenting with arts approaches to peacebuilding in diverse cultural contexts in Africa, North America and Asia.

    In addition, he has taught in a number of peace institutes including: the Summer Peacebuilding Institute of Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia (USA); the Peace and Development Institute of the American University, Washington, DC; the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, the Philippines; and, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. In Africa, he is one of the main trainers for the Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA).

    Some of his publications include: co-authoring When You Are the Peacebuilder (published by United States Institute of Peace, 2001); “Arts Approaches to Peace: Playing Our Way to Transcendence”published in Barry Hart (ed) Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies (University of America Press, Inc.,2008); “Trauma Awareness and Healing in the Somali Cluster: A Report on the Status of Achievements, Lessons and Outcomes” (published by Pact, 2010); Mpatanishi: A Handbook for Community Based Mediators (published in 2010 by PeaceNet Kenya); and, In Search of Healers (published by the Coalition of Peace in Africa in 2011).


    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org

    Application forms can be obtained by sending an email to copa@copafrica.org or from www.copafrica.org (upcoming events)


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 06 Jul 2018
    Starting date: 09 Jul 2018
    Ending date: 13 Jul 2018

    Introduction

    The training is aimed at empowering the participants with advocacy skills so that they can be able to identify and advocate for issues that are of interest in their programmes/projects. Participants will be able to get a wider understanding of the principles, strategies and techniques of effective advocacy campaigns. Various advocacy activities that can be used in participant’s contexts will be explored. Some of these will include lobbying, flyers, newsletters, negotiations, poster campaigns, talk shows, public forums among others.

    Through the training, participants will be able to identify and prioritize critical local and national advocacy issues and themes that are pertinent to their programmes. They will also be able to get a better understanding on what effective advocacy entails and how their agendas can gain support at the implementing levels.

    At the end of the training, the expectations are that the participants will be able to draw up advocacy strategies at their projects levels and will also be able to execute, monitor and evaluate the same.

    Content

    1. Understanding Advocacy: The session will be an introduction to what advocacy really is and what it entails at different levels of society including strategies that the participants can employ at the different levels.

    2. Advocacy and society: This session will help the participants to get a better understanding of the various entry levels that they can use to launch their advocacy work in society

    3. Roles and qualities of an advocate: This session will cover the good practices of an advocate including their roles and the skills they need to have in order to be successful

    4. The Advocacy Cycle; The session will introduce participants to the cycle of activities that take place in an advocacy campaign.

    5. Building alliances: Effective advocacy works requires that we work with others in our campaigns. The session will help participants to gain skills of how to identify their allies at the different levels

    6. Grassroot mobilization: This session will provide the participants with the skills necessary to gain support and following at the level of project implementation

    7. Lobbying policy and decision makers: Advocacy goes hand in hand with lobbying the right people to help push an identified agenda. This session will enable the participants get a better understanding on how to work with the change makers.

    8. Monitoring and evaluating advocacy initiatives: This session will take participants through the process of how to assess their advocacy initiatives to know if they are successful or not and to also get a better understanding of what needs to change.


    How to register:

    Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to copa@copafrica.org/martha@copafrica.org

    application forms can be obtained by sending an email to copa@copafrica.org or by downloading the same from www.copafrica.org (upcoming events)


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