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Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program

Enhancing Capacities of Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors

Call for Collaboration in Peacebuilding with the
Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc.

Be part of MPI's Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program!


  1. Should be an NGO, CSO, or faith-based organization from India, Indonesia, the LaoPeople's Democratic Republic and the Philippines engaged in humanitarian, peacebuilding, or developmental work interested in integrating mentoring into their organizational structure;
  2. Should have a prior and/or existing relationship with MPI;
  3. Should have a stable organizational structure or have an ongoing project with fully employed staff;
  4. Should be able to recommend a potential mentor from within the organization;
  5. Should be able to appoint a supervisor within the organization who can assess the mentor's development;
  6. Should be involved in the selection of the nominated mentor's mentee(s); and
  7. Should have the capacity to provide space, time, and support to the nominated mentor.

Download the application here.

Deadline for submission of applications is on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Send your application to


Project Background

Starting in 2018 and completed in 2021, MPI implemented the first phase of the Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program which directly contributed to the development of 37 mentors (18 female and 19 male) in South and Southeast Asia. The first phase of the project also engaged and nurtured 71 mentees and partnered with 24 collaborating organizations. The successful completion of the first phase led MPI to initiate the second phase of this project informed by lessons learned and insights gained from the past implementation.

The Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Project, Phase II, is a three-year project, starting in 2022, that focuses on developing grassroots peacebuilders as mentors that can nurture the skills and capacities of other peacebuilders in their organizations and partner communities. Through mentoring, capacity-building workshops, and accompaniment activities, participating grassroots peacebuilders, and their organizations can deliver their work more effectively and can better respond to the changing dynamics on the ground. In addition, the project will create opportunities and intentional spaces to cultivate a community of mentors that can resource their own context on mentoring and peacebuilding as well as provide mutual support to one another in their mentoring practice beyond the project period.

Project Key Activities

During each project year, the mentors undergo the same training and workshops together and are accompanied by MPI in their one-year mentoring journey. Click on the image to the right to see an overview of what the one-year mentoring program looks like and the key major activities involved.

Project Development Partners

Pilot Phase End-of-Project Closing Ceremony

Guidebook for Mentors Book Launching



View the photos from MPI's Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program. Click on the photo or the link (Photos) above.