MPI 2019 Logo 4 colored hands reaching to form a peace signMPI 2019 ANNUAL PEACEBUILDING TRAINING
Positive Engagements in Peacebuilding

This year, the MPI 2019 Annual Peacebuilding Training will consist of 13 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 and North America. Four Foundation Courses will be concurrently offered in Week 1, five Thematic Courses in Week 2, and two Thematic Courses and two 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 13 – May 17, 2019 | FOUNDATION COURSES

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

Fundamentals of Peacebuilding (FPB)
Paulo Baleinakorodawa (Fiji) and Gabrielle Aziza Sagaral (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 20 – May 24, 2018 | THEMATIC COURSES


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

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)

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding Practitioners (MEPP)
Mark M. Rogers (USA) and Myla Leguro (Philippines)

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


WEEK 3: May 27 - May 31, 2018 | THEMATIC & FIELD-BASED COURSES


Bottom-Up Transformation: Experiences and Practices of Grassroots Peacebuilding in Mindanao (BT) (Classroom and Field-Based Course)
Catholic Relief Services Peacebuilding Team (Philippines) and MPI Partners

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

Indigenous Peoples’ Culture-Based Conflict Resolution Practices: Its Potential Contribution to Mainstream Peacebuilding in the Philippines (IPCB) (Field-Based Course)
Joey Ganio Evangelista, MJ (Philippines), Marites T. Gonzalo (Philippines) and Primo Mique Fagel, Jr., MJ (Philippines)

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