Courses

IPT Core Course for Peace Builders

The Core Course provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills required in post-conflict and crisis areas, independent of the specific function they will fulfill as experts in their own fields. All the modules enhance interpersonal skills, highlight the importance of active involvement in the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach. The Core Course gives basic understanding of major functional tasks in the field, as well as of the goals and approaches of actors involved. Participants will also get acquainted with various field-work techniques.

Scheduled Course

IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders: 15 – 27 October 2016
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 1 July 2016Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.
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IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders: 22 April – 4 May 2017
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 22 January 2017Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders: 8 – 20 October 2017
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 1 July 2017Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

Specialisation Course Child Protection, Monitoring, and Rehabilitation

Children are disproportionately affected by armed conflict in a variety of ways, and with long-lasting effects. Through well prepared experts, children affected by armed conflict can efficiently be protected, their basic needs met, and their rights safeguarded. This specialisation course equips participants with specialised knowledge and skills to become effectively involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions to protect children in crisis areas. It aims to foster discussion and exchange of best practices and lessons learnt between experts of various organisational backgrounds.

Scheduled Course

IPT SC: Child Protection, Monitoring and Rehabilitation: 28 October – 6 November 2016
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 1 July 2016Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.
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Specialisation Course Long-term Election Observation and Assistance

The objective of this IPT course is to support the development and consolidation of pluralistic, democratic societies by preparing participants for observation and assistance tasks in electoral missions. Participants will understand the concept of elections as part of the democratic process, become familiar with concepts and practices of democracy, the relationship between elections and human rights and the democratic standards for elections.

Scheduled Course

IPT SC: Long-term Election Observation and Assistance: 5 – 11 March 2017
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 1 May 2017Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.
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Specialisation Course Conflict Transformation

The IPT Specialisation Course on Conflict Transformation is aimed to increase knowledge and skills of individuals who are involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions in conflict contexts. It is designed to be of practical use to effectively transform conflicts at the micro, meso, and macro level, and to heighten the effectiveness of technical expertise in post-conflict settings by improving the participants’ ability to devise conflict sensitive approaches in their work to ensure sustainable peace. Using drama techniques that facilitate transformation, the course gives special emphasis to conflict sensitivity and inter-personal conflict resolution skills.

Scheduled Course

IPT SC: Conflict Transformation: 6 – 14 May 2017
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 22 January 2017Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

Specialisation Course Conflict-Sensitive Project Management

The training aims to prepare experts for successful design, implementation and evaluation of international development projects in post-conflict - and less developed areas. The purpose of this training is to familiarise participants with international standards, the project management cycle, human resource management as well as concepts and promising practices. The course also seeks to enable participants to exchange respective expertise.

Scheduled Course

IPT SC: Conflict-Sensitive Project Management: 23 – 29 July 2017
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 1 May 2017Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.
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Specialisation Course Human Rights in Conflict

The course aims at enhancing the skills needed by professionals to monitor, protect and promote human rights in the field. The acquired knowledge helps to ensure that their work is efficient, relevant, sustainable, participatory, and carried out safely during or after armed conflict.
The course will enhance participants’ understanding of international and regional human rights law and standards and equip them with the necessary tools to apply this knowledge to their everyday work in the field. The course is designed to raise participants’ self-awareness in terms of behaviour, attitudes and values when dealing with human rights issues in international peace-building and peacekeeping activities.

Scheduled Course

IPT SC: Human Rights in Conflict: 20 – 29 October 2017
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 1 July 2017Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

Specialisation Course Women and Armed Conflict

The course aims at the focused preparation of experts who want to become specialised in topics such as the impact of war on women, gender analysis and the implications of gender in project management, women's contributions to conflict resolution, DDR, humanitarian assistance, reconciliation efforts, peace processes etc. Examining the plight of women in post-conflict and war affected countries shall enable participants to analyse concrete situations where application of gender theories running the gamut from gender-based violence to political empowerment find practical application.

Specialisation Course Organised Crime

Professional training programme that prepares you to spot the spoilers, understand the political economy of illicit activities, and deal with organised crime, particularly in fragile states

The overall objective of the IPT Specialisation Course on “Organised Crime as a spoiler for lasting peace” is to familiarise and better equip experts who work in environments where illicit activity has an impact on the political and economic situation, as well as sustainable post-conflict peace building and development.



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