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Making Peace Possible: Building Bridges, Weaving Connections in Communities around the World

May 8 – 26, 2017
Mergrande Ocean Resort
Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City, Philippines

For its 18th year as a training institute, MPI again created a space where peacebuilders met in mind, heart, and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges that the issues of peace and justice present, during the MPI 2017 Annual Peacebuilding Training from May 8 to May 26, 2017, at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City, Philippines.

Frequently Asked Questions

The MPI 2017 Annual Peacebuilding Training consisted of 14 courses classified into three categories—Foundation, Thematic, and Field-Based. These courses were taught by a distinguished roster of facilitators from Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America. Four Foundation Courses were held concurrently in Week 1, five Thematic Courses in Week 2, and five Thematic and Field-Based Courses were offered in Week 3. Participants opted to enroll for just one week, two weeks or all three weeks.

The Foundation Courses laid out the fundamental parameters, approaches and processes encompassed in the field of peacebuilding. The Thematic Courses built on the foundational material by delving into particular strategic areas and focused applications. The Field-Based Courses provided learning opportunities by engaging real world communities where peacebuilding practices and initiatives are being implemented, challenged and refined. Unfortunately, the field-based courses were interrupted in 2017 due to an outbreak of violence in the city of Marawi and the sunsequent declaration of martial law.

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