A manual that has been around for many years is the Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice Manual. It is available from the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for a suggested donation of $50. The updated fifth edition was published in 2008.
From KACIID: This document provides guidance to NSOs and NSAs on how to instil dialogue in our hearts and minds as a value, rather than just a skill. It builds a foundation for dialogue in our Movement and strengthens the Scouting value system. Through this document, we offer a clear path to any young person wanting to become what we call, a dialogical Scout.
This handbook aims to accompany mission personnel, the whole way through the mission and back home. It will serve as an introduction to crisis management missions with hands-on information and practical advice for everyday life and work in the field.
This handbook offers a concise and handy overview and illustrates relevant concepts in clear and simple language – to help stay ‘in control’ at all times.
It is available in Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese.
You will also find links to two free e-Learning modules: Stress Management and Inter-Cultural Competence.
The guide is intended to support facilitators to undertake a participatory gender-sensitive conflict analysis. It seeks to:
- Explain how to design and facilitate a flexible and participatory three-day gender-sensitive workshop.
- Provide step-by-step guidance and participatory tools to analyse gender, peace, violence and conflict for any given context.
- Position practitioners to apply this analysis to policy thinking and programme design and implementation, which can range from gender-sensitive to gender-transformative peacebuilding practice.
From the introduction to the book:
No one group can achieve human security on their own without working with others. Coordination is essential. Human security depends on fruitful civil-military-police understanding and coordination. New generations of security sector leaders recognize that civil society is an important stakeholder for sustainable security. At the same time, many in civil society recognize the need to engage with the security sector as key stakeholders necessary for sustainable peace. Human security requires local ownership and active engagement between the security sector and civil society. Integrated training for the security sector and civil society can help identify common ground and also understand the areas where their approaches are different. This curriculum offers an innovative, first of its kind integrated civil-military-police curriculum.
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) developed a Conflict Sensitive Education Pack to support the integration of conflict sensitivity in education policies and programs. The Conflict Sensitive Education Pack includes a Guidance Note, Reflection Tool, and INEE Guiding Principles, and is available for download in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.
Karuna Center peacebuilding practitioners have traveled the world developing and implementing sustainable strategies for conflict transformation in partnership with local organizations. In offering these training guides, we invite the reader into the philosophy behind our peacebuilding efforts, as well as share the details of workshop designs, the countries in which we taught them, and useful materials for the tasks of teaching and learning.
Available from www.peacebuilding.it, Nonviolent Conflict Transformation Training Manual for a Training of Trainers Course from a training by the same organization.
A training manual/book for Caritas peace workers, this manual includes interactive materials, training modules, skills training, and peacebuilding. Published 2002, Reina Neufeldt, Larissa Fast, Fr Robert Schreiter, Fr Brian Starken, DuncanMacLaren, Jaco Cilliers, John Paul Lederach. It is available from the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative.
Singing to the Lions is a facilitator's guide for a workshop that helps children and youth lessen the impact of violence and abuse in their lives. Participants learn skills that can help them transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Though the workshop is aimed at young people and includes games, art and songs, it can also be used to help adults take action on aspects of their lives that cause fear and, in so doing, become better parents and caregivers. A supplement and data entry sheet, which are intended to be used with the guide, and a handout about the workshop are also available to download, as well as French versions of the guide and supplement.
This is a publication of USAID and was done for Rwanda, but one of the authors is MPI facilitator Babu Ayindo and much of what is here applies to peacebuilding anywhere.
Trainer’s Manual on Conflict Resolution: A Foundation Course
Understanding, Negotiating and Mediating Conflicts
2017 - Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
The goal of this training manual is to provide trainers with a guide for facilitating a foundation course on conflict resolution for participants in order to increase local mediation capacity.
The audiences for this training manual are a) the trainer – as the direct user, and b) the participants – as recipients of the course.
The toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource for the staff of Islamic Relief and is designed to be used in tandem with existing guidelines. They hope, insh’Allah, that this toolkit will not only be used by Islamic Relief staff, but also by colleagues from other agencies who are working with Muslim communities towards building lasting peace. To this end the authors have included a separate ‘Introduction’ for readers who are less familiar with Islam and Muslim communities.
This toolkit draws from current knowledge and best practice across the field, but approaches each area of work from an Islamic perspective and offers suggestions to the reader on how they might approach programming in conflict-affected areas from that basis. The tools included should be considered as facilitating (not as an alternative to) context specific approaches. Readers are actively encouraged to re-design and amend tools and approaches to reflect the knowledge and experience of their beneficiaries.