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Frequently Asked Questions About MPI 2022

MPI 2022 Annual Peacebuilding Training

Emerging Realities: How Do We Respond as Peacebuilders?

October 10 - 21, 2022
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.

In response to the two-year delay in conducting face-to-face trainings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MPI has decided to hold a modified, two-week training with three courses per week in 2022.

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 see the general information here or download the 2022 Annual Peacebuilding Training Information Packet.

Scholarships

Does MPI provide scholarships to applicants?

For the 2022 Annual Peacebuilding Training, MPI will not be offering scholarships.

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

If your country is not listed, please see the general guidelines and requirements here: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements. 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. You should begin this process as soon as possible.