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Positive Engagements in Peacebuilding

In its 20th year, MPI is once again prepared to create a space where peacebuilders will meet in mind, heart, and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges that the issues of peace and justice present. MPI's 2019 Annual Peacebuilding Training: Positive Engagements in Peacebuilding will be held from May 13 – 31, 2019, at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City, Philippines.

We are offering two new courses for MPI 2019: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding Practitioners in Week 2 and Indigenous Peoples’ Culture-Based Conflict Resolution Practices: Its Potential Contribution to Mainstream Peacebuilding in the Philippines (Field-Based Course) in Week 3.

Click here for more information about the training courses, the course fees, and the application process. Click on any of the images above to read more about a particular course.

Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute

A Resource for Peacebuilders in Asia

The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) is an Asian training institute grounded in the Mindanao, Philippines, context that provides a space for people of diverse backgrounds to gather together, share and learn in a safe environment where all viewpoints are encouraged and respected. MPI is a resource for peacebuilders: providing skills, conducting research and building solidarity within the Asia-Pacific Region.
MPI creates a space where peacebuilders meet in mind, heart and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges which the issues of peace and justice present. In a professional and personal way, MPI, through its programs, offers opportunities by which the journey of peace becomes real in the lives of peacebuilders and their communities.
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Learn more about MPI's Annual Peacebuilding Training. Check out our 2018 Annual Peacebuilding Training Report.
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Vision

Just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific.
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Mission

MPI seeks to deepen commitment to justice and peace; respect for human rights; and dialogue and solidarity among individuals, institutions, and communities.
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Goal

Individuals, institutions, and communities empowered as catalysts for peace and social transformation.
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Education, Training and Building Capacities of Individuals and their Institutions in the Field of Peacebuilding
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Refining Learning, Enhancing Knowledge, and Sharing Materials related to Peacebuilding
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Creating Space and Connecting People from Diverse Sectors to Build a Critical Mass of Peacebuilders to promote Justpeace

quote leftMPI helped me regain my identity as a peacebuilder – by truly embracing me, valuing me, and encouraging me. The entire MPI community re-generated my confidence to become a peacebuilder once again. Now the professional and personal growth I gained together with the MPI community is motivating me to the next way I can be of service to humanity.
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quote leftMPI 2017 has transformed my life. It was as though I had been through a healing process and found that which I was seeking inner peace. Thank you for creating a sacred and safe place for learning and sharing our experiences.quote right
quote leftI am grateful to MPI for inspiring me in my career as a peace and development worker. The training increased my knowledge and experiences in doing peace work in diversified cultural, religious and ethnic settings. To be a true peace worker, go to MPI!quote right

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