Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute VirtualPeacebuilding Training Program
The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute's Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program complements MPI’s in-person Annual Peacebuilding Training Program and extends MPI’s role as a resource to peacebuilders through digital technologies. Our virtual learning platform has been developed to enable MPI to widen its reach and deepen its impact on individuals and communities, enabling them to become empowered to continue building just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific and beyond.
MPI’s Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program offers both introductory and advanced or thematic courses. The high-quality and passionate facilitators, some who have had years of experience with the Annual Peacebuilding Training and others who are new to MPI, bring their knowledge and skills to these virtual courses. MPI utilizes new technologies and tools in both synchronous learning—the Zoom sessions with the facilitators and participants—and asynchronous learning in the Virtual Classrooms. Through this program, grassroots peacebuilders continue to hone their skills and build on their experience and knowledge in order to be of greater service to their organization and the communities in which they work.
MPI is offering four courses for its Virtual Peacebuilding Training from March to May 2022. These courses will explore diverse themes on peacebuilding, environmental peace, arts and peacebuilding, and monitoring and evaluation. Applications are now open for three of these courses. Please note that the deadline for applications varies per course.
Paulo Baleinakorodawa and Maria Ida "Deng" Giguiento
March 7 to 17, 2022 | Monday to Thursday
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
This course provides an overview of the peacebuilding field and introduces participants to the theories, practices, and basic skills needed to engage in peacebuilding work.
Vanessa “Ned” Bible
March 22 to April 21, 2022 | Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
This course takes the view that Environmental Peacebuilding should have at its core the concept of “caring for country,” meaning looking after nature, our habitat, and the habitat of other species with whom we share this planet.
Kyoko Okumoto and Rosanna “Dessa” Quesada Palm
March 24 to May 19, 2022 | Thursday
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
In this new online course, the facilitators and participants will explore more deeply why we need the arts in peacebuilding, and together discover multiple kinds of creativity in ourselves and others.
Joan McGregor, Rhea V. Silvosa, and Mohaledin Ross "Bobet" Dimaukom
April 5 to April 27, 2022 | Tuesday and Wednesday
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
This course approaches monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) from a learning perspective and introduces theories of change, indicators, monitoring, evaluation, learning design, and tools for reflective practice.