The United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully

Introduction to Peacebuilding

Format: Online, Self-paced: Full courses
Duration: Estimated time to take course: 3 hours
Location/City: Online
Closing Date: 05 June 2021

This micro-course provides an overview of the main concepts and challenges that shape the work in the peacebuilding field. It exposes learners to the various tools and types of interventions utilized in the field and provides real-world examples that demonstrate the complex nature of peacebuilding.

Course Overview

- Key Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define different conceptions of peace, conflict, and violence;

  • Identify key peacebuilding priorities;

  • Describe how context and perspective influence the peacebuilding process; and

  • Identify the different tools, types of interventions, and strategies for building peace.

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