MPI 2019 Annual Peacebuilding Training

Positive Engagements in Peacebuilding

May 13 – May 31, 2019 
Mergrande Ocean Resort
Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City, Philippines

Frequently Asked Questions

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Training Courses and Facilitators

What is the Annual Peacebuilding Training of MPI all about?

The Annual Peacebuilding Training is a three-week training organized and conducted once every year by MPI. It is part of the Institute’s Education and Training Program that aims to capacitate individuals and their institutions in the field of peacebuilding that began in the year 2000. The training offers different courses that explore major themes and cutting-edge debates, including the latest and most pressing issues on matters of peace, justice and conflict.

What will I gain if I participate in this training?
Where and when will the Annual Training in 2019 be held?
What are the courses offered in 2019?
Who are the facilitators/trainers of the Annual Peacebuilding Training in 2019?
Can I send an application/letter of interest to be a Facilitator in one of the courses?
How many students/participants can each course accommodate?

Application/Enrollment Process

Who are eligible to apply for the training?

The training is open to all peacebuilders and peace advocates from any country and from all walks of life who are interested to grow and be empowered in their work for peace. Any individual who feels passionately about peace is welcome to apply. For the complete admission criteria, please go to this link or download our 2019 Annual Peacebuilding Training Information Packet.

Do I have to apply for all three weeks? If there are four courses in Week 1, can I be enrolled in all of them?
Is the Annual Peacebuilding Training free?
Do the course fees cover transportation to and from the training venue in Davao City, Philippines?
I am already enrolled and have paid my course fees but have to cancel my participation; what should I do? Will I get refunded?
When is the deadline for applications?

Scholarships/Fellowships

Does MPI provide scholarships and/or fellowships to applicants?

MPI is unable to offer any scholarships at this time. Participants have to find their own sponsors and/or personally cover the overall cost of the training.

Some organizations do offer scholarships for individuals to attend trainings. You can find links to some of those organizations on our website, but these are very limited.

Logistics and Other Arrangements

I’m not from the Philippines; do I need to get a visa to enter the country?

Most foreign nationals "who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports are valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.” Please see https://www.dfa.gov.ph/list-of-countries-for-21-day-visa to determine if your country is listed as one whose nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of 30 days.

If your country is not listed, please see https://www.dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements or visit or contact the nearest Philippine consulate/embassy that is designated to issue a visa to nationals from your country.

Can I pay in US dollars when I am in the country?
I want to stay in another hotel in Davao City other than the training venue.
The training will be held during Ramadan. Will MPI be making arrangements for participants who will fast?
How do I get to the training venue from the airport and/or from other parts of Davao City?