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MPI's 2024 Annual Peacebuilding Training

MPI 2024 Annual Peacebuilding Training

Peace in Action: Empowering Peacebuilders in the Midst of Violence

May 13 – 31, 2024
Mergrande Ocean Resort
Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City, Philippines


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Training Courses and Facilitators

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.

The MPI 2024 Annual Peacebuilding Training will consist of 11 courses, four of which are Thematic Courses in Week 1 and six of which are Thematic, or more advanced courses, in Weeks 2 and 3. This year also sees the return of a Field-Based course in Week 3. Thirteen of MPI’s veteran facilitators from Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and North America will be joining this year’s training, teaming up with four new-to-MPI facilitators from the Philippines.

Application/Enrollment Process

The training is open to all peacebuilders and peace advocates from any country and from all walks of life who are interested in growing and being 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 2024 Annual Peacebuilding Training Information Packet.

Training Fees and Scholarships

The course fees vary depending on your organization, if you are based outside or in the Philippines, and if you opt to live in or live out during the training. Live-in means you will stay at the venue for the duration of the training. Live-out means you will find your own accommodations and commute to the venue. Please see below:


Course Fee (Per week)*



International organizations based outside the Philippines



International organizations with office/s in the Philippines and Philippine government agencies



Philippine organizations/institutions




*A discount of 5% will be applied to applicants who submit their applications on or before March 15, 2024

The course fees only include the following:



  • Course tuition
  • Course materials/handouts
  • Processing fee
  • Other course-related expenses
  • Simple dormitory-style accommodations
  • Full meals and snacks
  • Course tuition
  • Course materials/handouts
  • Processing fee
  • Other course-related expenses
  • Lunch, dinner, and snacks

Participants or their sponsoring organization will have to cover all travel expenses (international and domestic airfares, local transportation, visa fees, etc.) and make the necessary travel arrangements.

Logistics and Other Arrangements

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.

In addition to a visa, as of 14 August 2023, all travelers to the Philippines are required to register with