Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program

The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute's Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program is envisioned to complement the Annual Peacebuilding Training Program and extend MPI’s role as a resource to peacebuilders through digital technologies. A virtual learning platform will enable MPI to widen its reach and deepen its impact towards empowering individuals and communities to continue building just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

As peacebuilders, MPI understands the imperative to be creative when responding to changing contexts in order to remain relevant and effective. The pandemic, paradoxically, opened a window of opportunity for the institute to explore other avenues in creating safe spaces and to take calculated risks in order to remain true to its mission of being a resource to its network, alumni, and other peacebuilders throughout the world. Thus, MPI’s Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program was born. However, it is through the enduring belief in MPI's vision and support from MPI’s network that the Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program comes alive and is made a reality.

From March to May 2021, MPI is offering five online courses. While registration is now closed, you can still find information here on these courses. Check back for online courses that will be offered later in 2021.

2021 Courses

Peace Education: Designing Pedagogies for Change

Jonathan “Jon” E. Rudy
March 2 to April 1, 2021 | Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT+8)
$550 | PhP26,400

This course welcomes people working at all levels of civil society, government, and the security sector, who are looking to transform conflict through education while bringing positive change to personal relationships, community dynamics, and/or national/international conflict issues.

Course Details

Registration Closed

Registration is closed for the Peace Education course as enrollment has reached capacity.

The Praxis of Conflict Transformation

Wendy Kroeker and Michael "Mike" Frank A. Alar
March 16 to April 20, 2021 | Tuesday

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
$550 | PhP26,400

This is an advanced course and requires a prerequisite: participants must have completed an MPI course on Introduction to Conflict Transformation or Fundamentals of Peacebuilding or an equivalent course or experience. This course is ideal for professionals who are working in various capacities in conflict-affected settings and seek to utilize their own experiences in the journey of becoming a reflective peace practitioner.

Course Details

Registration Closed

Registration is closed for the Praxis of Conflict Transformation course.

Arts Building Peace: Creative Approaches in Conflict Transformation

Kyoko Okumoto and MPI Resource Persons
March 18 to May 20, 2021 | Thursday
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
$550 | PhP26,400

The Arts Building Peace online course is designed for artists, teachers, facilitators, cultural workers, community animators, scholars, practitioners, and anyone else who desires to incorporate creative approaches to conflict in their work.

Course Details

Registration Closed

Registration is closed for the Arts Building Peace course.

Trauma Awareness and Healing

Gladston "Ashok" Xavier and Florina Xavier
March 31 to April 29, 2021 | Wednesday and Thursday
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
$550 | PhP26,400

This course will provide a window to understand trauma in today’s context and help with tools to deal with it, but this is not a course to heal traumas where therapy is conducted. However, the course will introduce the learner to the concepts of trauma and build a tool kit to help participants deal with and heal trauma.

Course Details

Registration Closed

Registration is closed for the Trauma Awareness and Healing course.

Conflict Sensitivity and Do No Harm: Theory, Method, and Application

Balázs Áron Kovács and Joan McGregor
April 27 to May 27, 2021 | Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
$550 | PhP26,400

This course is intended for humanitarian and development aid workers and peace practitioners who work in conflict-affected areas or communities. In the first part of the course, participants will explore the concept of conflict sensitivity and demonstrate its importance throughout the program and project cycle, particularly at the design, implementation, and monitoring stages.

The second half of the course will introduce participants to the Do No Harm principles and approach. Do No Harm was developed in particular for humanitarian and development organizations operating in conflict-affected areas as a way to integrate and operationalize conflict sensitivity. This is especially the case in a complex emergency like the one the world is facing with the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Course Details

Registration Closed

Registration is closed for the Conflict Sensitivity and Do No Harm course.