Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Annual Peacebuilding Training
The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute is committed to keeping the spirit of peace and justice alive in the heart of each and every peacebuilder entering its learning environment, creating the space in which peacebuilders are able to hone their knowledge and skills and learn new tools and theories to use on their journey to peace. The Institute creates a safe space for personal transformation—where peacebuilders from all walks of life are free to share and tell their stories; meet to discuss and understand how peace is built and conflicts resolved; and reflect, challenge old thinking and develop novel ideas of doing peacebuilding without the fear of ridicule or judgment. The participants, facilitators, volunteers and secretariat nurture an atmosphere that empowers and acknowledges diversity as well as the creativity of the individual.
MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training participants represent different sectors of society—international and local non-government organizations, civil society, interfaith institutions, academe, government agencies, students and volunteers—converging during a three-week long journey of learning and practice, reflection and friendship.