PEACEBUILDING, CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND POST-WAR STABILISATION, RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION (PCTR)
18th - 22nd of October, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
PCTR brings together a global group of practitioners, deployable civilian experts and policy makers from UN agencies, governments, donors and national and international organisations and agencies, helping to enhance understanding, coordination and coherence in peacebuilding and post-war stabilisation and recovery, in the field and between policy and practice. The program will address key issues facing those working with conflict and help them to improve the practical quality of their work and approaches to peacebuilding in the field, enhancing coherence, effectiveness and impact.
GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING: INTEGRATING PLANNING AND ACTION IN THE FIELD
25th - 29th of October, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The 5 days will provide structured and informal opportunities for dialogue and relationship building with colleagues from around the world, working in gender and peacebuilding - to expand your global network of collegial support and mutual learning. Through interactive working group processes and intensive group dialogue and debriefings, the participants will gain first hand experience in applying the tools and methods chosen for this programme and make steps to adapting them for your specific needs.
EARLY WARNING, CRISIS PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION OF ARMED CONFLICTS
6th - 8th of December, 2010 - London, UK
This two-day intensive program designed for policy makers, aid and development workers, journalists, practitioners, and conflict specialists will provide a global overview of systems, tools and methods which can allow us to identify conflicts before they become violent (early warning) and successful lessons learned and policy options which can contribute to effective and comprehensive prevention. Concrete case-studies and examples will be used to illustrate lessons-learned and experiences in the field. Systems, tools and methodologies for early warning will be presented and reviewed, identifying strengths and benefits as well as shortcomings and challenges, and how these can be used by governments, national and international agencies, NGOs, local communities and the media to better identify conflicts, and escalating conflict situations and crisis, and prevent the outbreak of armed conflict.
PREVENTING POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL VIOLENCE
9th - 10th of December, 2010 - London, UK
Politics is at the heart of many conflicts. From state failure and collapse to authoritarian regimes and political systems which are unable to represent or meet the needs of all sectors of the community / country, political factors are often driving / causal factors of armed conflicts and violence. Elections themselves are frequently 'triggers' - moments of heightened / intensified competition which may lead to increases in violence and possibly spark large-scale conflict. This programme draws upon operational and practical experiences in preventing political and electoral violence, using real case examples and identifying practical policy and operational instruments and options for improving prevention.