Peace Direct Free Course on Conflict

Intercultural PedagogyConflict Transformation: Your Practical Toolkit for Peacebuilding, Peace Direct, Online course. Deadline: Free until August 31, 2021, available at a cost after that.

Peace Direct has launched a new course for people wanting to learn more about peacebuilding. The course is available online and is free until the end of August during the test phase. The course is self paced, and takes on average between two hours and two weeks to complete. The course can be used by peacebuilders or anyone working in conflict situations, as a practical toolkit for peacebuilding. It is relevant to people working in fields such as: human rights, development, democracy, healing and environmental sustainability as well as other areas of work related to peace. Upon completion, participants should have a greater knowledge of the practical skills and techniques required to resolve conflict and build peace successfully at a local level.

The course consists of eight modules:

  • Perspectives and values
  • Self-awareness and learning
  • Influencing through relationships: conflict and power
  • Violence, peace and healing
  • Participative conflict analysis
  • Strategy and nonviolence
  • Exploring options from ourselves to building a movement
  • Being the change

US Institute of Peace Offers Online Courses for Free in 2020

Intercultural PedagogyEntire catalog of online courses tuition-free, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

As the coronavirus pandemic forces us to change the ways in which we interact with one another and as people across the United States and the world demand racial justice, today’s peacebuilders are in need of increased access to resources and tools to support them in transforming conflict. To meet that demand, the U.S. Institute of Peace is offering its entire catalog of online courses tuition-free from now until the end of 2020.

Course topics include: civil resistance, conflict analysis, community-based dialogue, peacebuilding, negotiation, and more, as well as access to the game Mission: Zhobia.

 

S Asia Journalists workshop

South Asia’s Youth at Risk – Multimedia Storytelling by Young Journalists
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

Journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are invited to apply to a program that aims to connect 21-30 year old journalists in South Asia for joint reporting projects that will explore topics relating to youth and the risks young people face in the region, while also training the journalists on responsible reporting in the digital age. The program, run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, has two main components.

ICFJ will conduct a six-week online course for 80 journalists on digital expression. During the interactive course, participants will receive an introduction to in-depth reporting, weekly individual feedback from trainers on story progress, and lessons on Internet and document research. They will also learn interview techniques, how to generate support for a complex story in one’s newsroom, how to harness social media for reporting, and how to plan and execute a story plan and a multimedia package. Participants are required to propose story ideas related to the youth in their countries prior to starting the course so that they can rely on the online training to help them develop their stories for more in-depth reporting. The course will be conducted in four languages: English, Hindi, Pashto and Urdu. Daily translation will allow those of all languages to share ideas with the group.

ICFJ will follow the online course with a five-day conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka that will bring together the 30 best participants from the online course who propose the best projects. The projects will be grouped together for regional cooperation. The groupings will help each of the young journalists report their stories in a more responsible and informed way, and create a lasting change in the journalists’ understanding of one another’s cultures. Through these joint reporting projects, audiences throughout the region will benefit from more nuanced and in-depth reporting on critical cultural, religious and social issues. Project selections will be made before the Colombo conference, giving the journalists an opportunity to plan their reporting together. They will also present their projects to the larger conference group. The conference in Colombo will also include panel discussions, site visits and small group breakout meetings.

To apply for this program in English, click here. Applications are due January 1, 2013.