This module will provide an overview of the nature of conflicts and will explore that framework within the African context.
This module discusses how students as peacebuilders can learn how to be critical and creative thinkers in dealing with conflicts.
This module explores the connection between leadership, peacebuilding and good governance.
This module is designed to provide participants with greater awareness of trauma and resilience as it relates to the individual and to communities.
This module will equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills to use in monitoring and evaluating peace work initiatives in their own organizations and contexts.
This module is designed to build the capacity of participants with an overview of Emergency Humanitarian Preparedness and Response strategies and methodologies as well as approaches during emergencies.
Elections are designed as instruments for building and sustaining democratic institutions as part of good governance. Instead of being instruments for peace, elections in many contexts are now causes of violence. “Democratic institutions are not meant to eliminate conflict; they are designed to manage it and channel it in productive directions” (Conducting a Conflict Assessment,…
Conflict, like violence, is always present in our society, whether in direct forms or in latent, forms. The Anabaptist Church believes that peacebuilding and faith are mutually inclusive for dealing with these issues. This module provides an opportunity for conversation…Read More
This course is concerned with exploring various arts approaches to conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation. Drawing from a variety of theories and practical lessons from various contexts, it is designed for peace practitioners, teachers, trainers, church leaders, community-based facilitators, development…Read More
This module is concerned with the role of civilians in peacebuilding operations, from local to international levels. It will enable participants, as civilians, to contribute to conflict transformation and peacebuilding in a variety of contexts. The course emphasizes the need…Read More
The rationale behind the concept of “local ownership” is an old one. However, an emphasis on this concept is associated with the failure of international economic reform policies. Much of the focus on ownership started in mid-90s after the failure…Read More
Both conflict and peace are highly gendered phenomenon, as men and women experience and respond to social, economic, and political challenges differently. By addressing gender issues and concerns, men and women are empowered to collaboratively work towards building a gender-sensitive…Read More
This course aims at the formation of participants in non-violent approaches to social change. There is a realization that, more often than not, many people think that there is no alternative for bringing about social change. By so doing, we…Read More
Religious sectarianism has historically been a powerful driver for many conflicts in churches, parachurch organizations, and other faith-based organizations. The phenomenon of identity & religion and how they relate to conflict is the subject of this module. Are our different…Read More
This module explores the theory and practice of third-party intervention from the perspective of conflict theory and the African experience. The challenge of intervention in social conflict is examined in a variety of settings ranging from personal to community to…Read More
Many democracies have been plagued by accusations of election fraud and manipulation. An aspect of peacebuilding includes ensuring the integrity of electoral processes as a foundation for productive conversation among rival groups and as a pivotal measure for hearing the…Read More
In this module, participants will explore the nexus of peacebuilding and situations that create refugees and internally displaced persons. The crises of displaced persons often stem from violent conflict, but refugees create new conflicts as they migrate. Indeed, situations of…Read More
This course is concerned with understanding and embracing a form of justice that satisfies human need and promotes reconciliation. Beginning with key theoretical underpinnings and a multi-disciplinary approach to concepts of justice and reconciliation, this course will explore the contemporary…Read More