MPI 2020 Annual Peacebuilding Training

MPI 2020: A Vision of Peace

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Peacebuilding Training was canceled. The information on this page, including dates, courses,facilitators, and costs, is for informational purposes only and subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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 2020 Annual Peacebuilding Training Information Packet.


Does MPI provide scholarships to applicants?

For the 2020 Annual Peacebuilding Training, MPI offered a limited number of scholarships in memory of Elsie Bacayo. Elsie worked with MPI for three years and was an alumna of MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training. She was a model peacebuilder in a simple but profound way. She internalized the values of a peacebuilder—a culture of peace, love, and respect for life—and lived these to the fullest. To honor Elsie as a person and peacebuilder, the MPI established the Elsie M. Bacayo Annual Peacebuilding Training Scholarship Fund to enable deserving peacebuilders to participate in MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training.

The deadline for submission of the scholarship application was March 1, 2020. Please check back next year to see if there are scholarships available once again if you were not able to take advantage of one this year.

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 ( 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. Those holding Hong Kong or Macau passports should see the bottom of the page.

If your country is not listed, please see the general guidelines and requirements here: However, we strongly urge you to visit or contact the nearest Philippine consulate/embassy that is designated to issue a visa to nationals from your country for their specific requirements since these vary widely and, in some countries, are very strict. You may also require documents from MPI that will be provided to you.