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Short Training Course in Birmingham UK for Peacebuilding: Strengthening Organisational Policy and Practice

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Dates: 22 - 26 November 2010 Location: Birmingham, UK
Course fee: £970 Number of days: 5

Peacebuilding: Strengthening Organisational Policy and Practice
Course description
Peacebuilding: Strengthening Organisational Policy and Practice is designed to draw on the experience and practice of participants, working in development, humanitarian aid or peacebuilding to influence internal policies and programmatic approaches. The course will identify how organisations can strive to balance their organisational mandate with the demands of working in complex and rapidly changing political emergencies.
Course aims

The course will enable participants to contribute to developing constructive organisational and programmatic policies that will guide practical responses in the development, humanitarian and peacebuilding fields. It will draw on the experience of participants and tutors to examine the key issues that are emerging from field-based work.

Course objectives
Participants will:
* deepen their understanding of peacebuilding, from a conflict transformation perspective, as it applies to their work
* apply appropriate conflict analysis to their own organisational situations
* explore the relationship between organisational policy and practice in situations of instability, conflict or violence
* examine issues relating to aid and conflict in order to develop conflict sensitive policies for their organisations
* consider the key policy and practice issues relating to conflict prevention and peacebuilding

Suitable for
This course is for staff of international and national agencies and those with advisory and management responsibility for relief, development, and peacebuilding programmes. It is particularly relevant for those engaged in the planning and implementation of field-based programmes, and those concerned with developing policies for appropriate responses in complex, political emergencies.

If you would like to apply for the course, please complete the application form and return via email to courses@respond.org or by fax +44 (0)121 415 4119

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