Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute VirtualPeacebuilding 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 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.
The four courses offered at the MPI Virtual Peacebuilding Training from August to December 2021 will explore diverse themes on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, monitoring and evaluation, and peace education. Applications are now open for each of these courses. Please note that the deadline for applications varies per course.
Paulo Baleinakorodawa and Elsa “Uka” Pinto
August 30 to September 9, 2021 | 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.
Registration is closed for the Introduction to Peacebuilding Theory and Practice course as enrollment has reached capacity.
Wendy Kroeker and Michael “Mike” Frank A. Alar
September 9* to December 2, 2021 | Thursday
8:00 AM – 10:45 AM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
This course examines integrative models of social change, which hold together peace, development, justice, and identity issues.
*Please note the change in the start date and application deadline.
Registration is closed for the Models for Peace and Conflict Transformation course.
Jonathan “Jon” E. Rudy and Maria Ida “Deng” Giguiento
October 5 to November 4, 2021 | Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]
Through interactive online-based learning, participants will bring their existing wisdom to the task of thinking through the design, content, and facilitation aspects of peace education for different ages in their settings.
October 25 to November 17, 2021 | Monday 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.