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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 22 Jun 2018
    Starting date: 25 Jun 2018
    Ending date: 29 Jun 2018

    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. The first part will take 2 days and the last 3 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.

    Lead facilitator – Dr. Babu Ayindo

    Dr. 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 PhD from the University of Otago –New Zealand is on Arts, Peacebuilding and Decolonzation.

    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).

    Important Information 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:

    How to Apply

    Application forms can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org. They can also be obtained by requesting the same from copa@copafrica.org. 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: 02 Aug 2018
    Starting date: 06 Aug 2018
    Ending date: 10 Aug 2018

    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 mechanis ms
    • Influence of indigenous mechanisms on external conflict interventions

    Expected Training results
    i. A clear understanding of peace, violence and conflict and their inter-relations
    ii. Increased understanding of different conflict analysis tools and the inter-relations between a conflict context and intervention strategies
    iii. A better understanding of peacebuilding theories including the ones applicable to participants projects interventions
    iv. An improved awareness of the ‘Do No Harm Approach’ and how the operating context interacts with proposed interventions
    v. Improved knowledge and skills of different conflict management strategies including negotiation and mediation
    vi. Appreciation of indigenous conflict resolution strategies


    How to register:

    The training prospectus and application form can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org. Alternatively, they can be requested 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: 30 Aug 2018
    Starting date: 03 Sep 2018
    Ending date: 07 Sep 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:

    Kindly send your completed application form to copa@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Peace Direct, Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 08 Oct 2018
    Starting date: 22 Oct 2018
    Ending date: 26 Oct 2018

    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 over 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 queries or registration to the course please contact us as per the emails below:

    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

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


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 20 Sep 2018
    Starting date: 24 Sep 2018
    Ending date: 28 Sep 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 perspective2. Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL in the peacebuilding practice

    2. 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.


    How to register:

    Filled in applications should be sent to COPA by email. Applications can be downloaded from the 'upcoming events' section on the COPA website<www.copafrica.org>. They can also be requested by writing to copa@copafrica.org. 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.


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 15 Nov 2018
    Starting date: 19 Nov 2018
    Ending date: 23 Nov 2018

    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. The first part will take 1.5 days and the last 3.5 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. Strategies of Peacebuilding Interventions

    Part Two:

    1. Fundamentals in Adult learning

    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


    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

    Application forms can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org or by writing to copa@copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 06 Dec 2018
    Starting date: 10 Dec 2018
    Ending date: 14 Dec 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 towards achieving reduced cases of 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.


    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

    the application form can be obtained by writing to copa@copafrica.org or by downloading it from www.copafrica.org


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 15 Nov 2018
    Starting date: 19 Nov 2018
    Ending date: 23 Nov 2018

    The ‘**training of trainers in Peacebuilding & conflict transformation Course'** by Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA) is targeting 15 peacebuilding practitioners who would like to expand their knowledge and refine their skills in different areas pertaining to the peacebuilding practice and in designing, facilitating and evaluating trainings. It is divided into two parts: Part One’s focus is on Understanding Conflict, Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding strategies (1.5 days). Part Two's focus is on skills and knowledge required to design, facilitate and evaluate a training (3.5 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 and to be better placed with fundamental skills in conducting trainings in various contexts.
    Core thematic areas:
    Part One:

    1. Conflict analysis
    2. Theories of conflict and peace
    3. Strategies of Peacebuilding Interventions
      Part Two:
    4. Fundamentals in Adult learning
    5. Exploring the role of a facilitator/training in dynamic contexts
    6. Designing a training curriculum
    7. Facilitation skills and techniques
    8. Evaluating a training programme
      Objectives of the training
      By the end of the training, participants will have had the space and opportunity to:
    9. Deepen their understanding and knowledge of conflict, peace, conflict analysis, theories of peace and conflict;
    10. Enhance their skills and capacities in peacebuilding strategies relevant to their various contexts;
    11. 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. The participants will be guided in the use of personality profiles as important tools in learning management (participants are highly encouraged to bring their laptops to facilitate this). 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 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 15 Kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. For more information, visit www.cigh.co.ke
    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.
      Contacts:
      Coalition for Peace in Africa
      P.O. Box 61753-00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
      Office Phone No.: +254 020 38666686
      Cell: +254 703 429 667
      Email: copa@copafrica.org
      Website: www.copafrica.org
      Dhanjay Apartments, 3rd floor, Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya

    How to register:

    How to Apply
    Application forms and the prospectus can be requested from copa@copafrica.org. Alternatively they can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org. 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


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    Country: Kenya
    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Registration deadline: 06 Dec 2018
    Starting date: 10 Dec 2018
    Ending date: 14 Dec 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 towards achieving reduced cases of 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:

    How to Apply

    An application form and prospectus can be obtained from www.copafrica.org. They can also be requested from copa@copafrica.org. 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


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    Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
    Country: Kenya
    Registration deadline: 05 Dec 2018
    Starting date: 10 Dec 2018
    Ending date: 14 Dec 2018

    This is to introduce you to the ‘**Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course'** by Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA). The training is targeting 15 practitioners from around the continent whose work revolves around gendering peacebuilding initiatives, gender mainstreaming in organizations, prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict and integrating UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and Human Security into organizational projects/programmes.

    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 corresponding tragic developments 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 in their 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, yet research shows that where women get engaged, 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. 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 15 Kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. For more information, visit www.cigh.co.keContacts:
    Coalition for Peace in Africa
    P.O. Box 61753-00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
    Office Phone No.: +254 020 38666686
    Cell: +254 703 429 667
    Email: copa@copafrica.org
    Website: www.copafrica.org
    Dhanjay Apartments, 3rd floor, Suite 301, Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya


    How to register:

    How to Apply
    Application forms can be downloaded from www.copafrica.org

    alternatively they can be requested from copa@copafrica.org

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


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