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

The Foundation Courses lay out the fundamental parameters, approaches and processes encompassed in the field of peacebuilding. The Thematic Courses build on the foundational material by delving into particular strategic areas and focused applications. The Field-Based Courses provide learning opportunities by engaging real world communities where peacebuilding practices and initiatives are being implemented, challenged and refined. These courses will draw on the diversity of peacebuilding initiatives present in Mindanao, Philippines, and help the participants consolidate their classroom-based learning.

WEEK 1: May 8 – May 12, 2017 | FOUNDATION COURSES

From Understanding to Action: Designing Conflict Sensitive Interventions (FUA)
Joan McGregor (South Africa/United Kingdom) and Phyusin Ngwethaw (Myanmar)

Fundamentals of Peacebuilding (FPB)
Paulo Baleinakorodawa (Fiji) and Maria Ida L. Giguiento (Philippines)

Introduction to Conflict Transformation (ICT)
Wendy Kroeker (Canada) and Michael Frank A. Alar (Philippines)

Mainstreaming Peace Education in Communities and Schools (MaPEC)
Orson Sargado (Philippines) and Kathy Matsui (Japan)

WEEK 2: May 15 – May 19, 2017 | THEMATIC COURSES

Be the Change: Designing Transformative Justpeace through the Power of Nonviolence (ANV)
Jonathan Rudy (USA) and Krizanti Cruzado (Philippines)

Conflict Resolution Skills: Mediation and Dialogue (CRS)
Paulo Baleinakorodawa (Fiji) and Wendy Kroeker (Canada)

Conflict Sensitive Economic Governance: Peace-Enabling Approaches in Complex and Fragile Contexts (CSEG)
Francisco Lara, Jr. (Philippines) and International Alert Team

Interreligious Peacebuilding: Approaches for Cooperation, Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (IRPB)
Shamsia Ramadhan (Kenya), Jean Baptiste Talla (Cameroon) and Myla Leguro (Philippines) 

Understanding Culture and Identity as a Resource for Peacebuilding (UCIRP)
Joan McGregor (South Africa/United Kingdom) and Lerio Latumbo (Philippines)

WEEK 3: May 22 - May 26, 2017 | THEMATIC & FIELD-BASED COURSES

Arts Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding (AACP)
Babu Ayindo (Kenya) and Kyoko Okumoto (Japan)

Bottom-Up Transformation: Experiences and Practices of Grassroots Peacebuilding in Mindanao (BT) (Classroom and Field-Based Course)
Dolores Corro (Philippines), James Baay (Philippines), and MPI Partners

Contextualized Approaches in Peace Education (CAPE) (Field-Based Course)
Jose Dax Evaristo P. Tibus (Philippines), Sr. Telma C. Argate (Philippines), and MPI Partners

Dealing with Trauma in Times of Conflict (DTTC)
Gladston Xavier (India) and Florina Xavier (India)

Human Centered Security: Reimagining Conflict Stakeholder Relationships (HCS)
Jonathan Rudy (USA) and Maria Ida L. Giguiento (Philippines)

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