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Frequently Asked Questions About MPI 2022

MPI 2023 Annual Peacebuilding Training

Forging the Path Towards Peace:
The Journey Continues

May 15 – June 2, 2023
Mergrande Ocean Resort
Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City, Philippines


White road going over green hills toward sun with dove holding olive branch in front of sun

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 Direction 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 almost three-year delay in conducting face-to-face trainings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MPI held a modified two-week training with three courses per week in October 2022. In 2023, with decreasing travel restrictions, MPI has decided to return to its regularly scheduled training with four foundation courses and nine thematic courses to be offered for three weeks from May to June 2023.

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 2023 Annual Peacebuilding Training Information Packet.


Does MPI provide scholarships to applicants?

For the 2023 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 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: 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.