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Designing Peacebuilding Programs - Improving Quality, Impact & Effectiveness (Oct 30-Nov 3 2017)

Designing Peacebuilding Programmes is one of the most practical and effective programmes in the field today to help practitioners, missions and agencies improve the design, implementation and impact of their programmes in often difficult and challenging environments. It’s ‘hands on’, helping you to develop critical skills and expertise and to find immediate, real improvements you can bring to your programming and the work you are doing to achieve meaningful impact on the ground.

Designing Peacebuilding Programmes helps agencies, organisations and practitioners working in conflict, crisis and post-war stabilisation and recovery to improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainable impact of their programmes – including crisis management and prevention; peacebuilding; social, economic and political stabilisation; dialogue, mediation and peace processes; reconciliation in divided communities; and post-war stabilisation, recovery, and peace consolidation.

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in over 40 countries and conflict situations, Designing Peacebuilding Programmes represents the most advanced training programme of its kind for policymakers, practitioners, government officials and donors internationally. Embedded in real life situations on the ground and case examples from around the world, this course is ideal for practitioners, policy makers and experts wanting to increase the relevance, effectiveness, quality and sustainable impact of their policies, programmes and operations.

To register or to apply please write to training@patrir.ro / www.patrir.ro/training

Participants: Who is it for?

  • Practitioners
  • National and international aid, development and peacebuilding organisation staff
  • Mid- to Senior-level policymakers
  • Staff of UN organisations
  • Government / State Officials
  • Political representatives
  • Donor agencies
  • Military Officials / Security and Armed Forces Personnel

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Improved & Effective Programme Design, Planning and Implementation – especially in peacebuilding and conflict / stabilisation contexts
  • Designing & Implementation for sustainable results and impact
  • Situation and Conflict Analysis & Intelligence integrated into effective programme planning
  • Strategic planning and foresight
  • Programme monitoring, evaluation, learning and improvement in conflict contexts
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Improving coherence, coordination and effectiveness

APPLICATION DEADLINES: September 27 2017 for applicants REQUIRING A ROMANIAN VISA. October 13 2017 for applicants who do not require a Romanian visa. Positions are limited and interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Select Quotes from Participants

“Five of the most impactful days on my peacebuilding work in Lebanon and the Arab region…the DPP training has given me the space to reflect, to vent and to be heard, to connect with new peacebuilding friends and to reconnect with old friends… the space provided by the trainers was conducive for me to put down fresh ideas or to look at old ideas with new perspectives…the whole thing led to the development of a much better and more effective peacebuilding and conflict transformation programme.” Jean-Paul Chami The Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue (FDCD), Beirut, Lebanon

The PATRIR training was valuable on both the professional and personal levels, interacting with other peace builders reaffirmed my belief not only that I was doing something meaningful and true to my principles but also a career that I am passionate about. The vibrant dialogue, friendships nurtured and anecdotes from personal experiences from the field were an eye opener but most of all the precious few days of training gave me the chance to put my thoughts to paper in a way that I had never done before. What made this experience so valuable was that whether peace building was seen from a donor lens or through the eyes of a participant from a country experiencing conflict or in a post-conflict context we all found common ground in a ‘safe space’ with warm hosts from PATRIR.” Lana Captan Ghandour – UNDP Lebanon

“Thank you for a most enjoyable and rewarding programme. Making Peace Processes Work is an ideal overview of options, approaches and strategies for Executive Leaders in government departments, religious and secular communities, NGOs and academia, who are venturing into conflict mediation and peacebuilding. It is also beneficial for those of us who have engaged in peacebuilding for a number of years, and wish to ensure that we continue to work at the cutting‐edge of praxis.” – Professor Brian Walker MBE, The University of Winchester

Participating at the IPDTC training was a very inspiring experience, especially when you come from the field. Seeing things from the outside always help to identify gaps in our daily work and this training gave me tools to overcome them. It is incredible to see how other people from different backgrounds and professional experiences interact and react to similar conflict and violent situations. Very touching to see how many people are committed to the same cause, to build peace one way or the other to make this world a better place to live in. A good opportunity to analyze what I was actually doing in the field and get ideas on how to adjust or improve the different projects that I work on. Learning is always an enriching experience. And when you are able to apply something in your daily work, as I did, despite the time constraints, agendas and difficult contexts, then it makes a difference. Beside the theoretical part and practical exercises, I will never forget PATRIR’s staff commitment to peace nor the other participants engagement as well. – Pagagiota Voidonikola, UNOPS Jordan

To register or to apply please write to training@patrir.ro / www.patrir.ro/training