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January 2017
$.50

KICK FOR PEACE ELECTIONS NON-VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN IN LIBERIA

January 15 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Community Soccer Pitch,
New Kru Town
Monrovia, Tubmanburg , Montserrado 1000 Liberia
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For a democracy to survive and flourish in country like Liberia, a critical mass of its citizens must possess the skills, embody the values, and manifest the behaviors that accord with democracy. They must know enough about the basic features of a democratic political system to be able to access it when their interests are at stake, and they must believe in the importance of certain key democratic values, such as tolerance for divergent viewpoints and support for the rule…

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March 2017
$2100

Professional Development Online Diploma on Human Rights and Forced Displacement (begins 1 March, 2017)

March 1 @ 8:00 am - December 5 @ 5:00 pm
Online,
AU

Description of the Diploma The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is announcing a call for applications for its its successful Professional Development Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement, beginning on 1 March, 2015, courses for which can be taken entirely online. This Diploma, aimed at professionals seeking training for career development, can be obtained upon successful completion of the five online courses offered in the programme. 1. Forced Migration and Human Rights: 1 March…

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Global Forest Link: Everyone Has a Story

March 14 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm
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NOW ACCEPTING PARTICIPANTS http://globalforestlink.com/ Join more than 500 students in the United States, Russia, Taiwan and Ecuador are helping scientists monitor the health of forests around the world through an award-winning educational program headquartered in San Diego. Global Forest Link, a program developed by San Diego based nonprofits Community Commons and Global SchoolNet, creates opportunities for high school and middle school students to contribute valuable information to Global Forest Watch, a 20-year-old worldwide network that uses satellite imagery and other…

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$2100

Professional Development Online Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights (begins 15 March, 2017)

March 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Online,
AU

Description of the Diploma The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is pleased to announce call for applications to its successful Professional Development Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights, beginning on 15 March, 2017, courses for which can be taken entirely online. As the name suggests, this programme focuses on the human rights dimensions of sustainable development, with a major thrust on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through human rights approaches. This Diploma,…

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April 2017
$950

Gender and Peacebuilding Online Course

April 10 - June 9
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Gender and Peacebuilding 3 credits / 9 weeks 10 Apr 2017 – 9 Jun 2017 Professor Gal Harmat The course constitutes an advanced course dealing with central structural arrangements conducive towards war, militarism, hegemonic masculinities, Femininities, nationalism, conflict creation and resolution, greed, and competitiveness and its consequent violence, including violence against women. The impediments specifically created by lack of gender equity will be analyzed, an analysis that is seen as pivotal for peacekeeping in times of rapid globalization. Some of…

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$950

Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime Online Course

April 10 - June 9
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Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime 3 credits / 9 weeks 10 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017 Professor Manish Thapa The course will focus on terrorism and related forms of political violence from a comparative and global perspective. It will look at definitions, the prevalence of terrorism, techniques, the choice of targets, the effects of the media, and sources of support. The course will also look at different types of terrorist organizations including ones that are primarily seeking to attain…

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$700

Religion/Faith, Conflict and Peacebuilding Online Course

April 17 - May 26
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Religion/Faith, Conflict and Peacebuilding 2 credits / 6 weeks 17 Apr 2017 – 26 May 2017 Professor Toh Swee-Hin (S. H. Toh) Among the diverse conflicts that have led to divisions and violence in historical times and in the contemporary world, some clearly involve peoples  who belong to different religions or faiths.  Such conflicts have popularly created the assumption and conclusion that religion or faith has been or is  a primary “cause” of violence and even wars. However, on careful…

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$600

Online Course on Trafficking in Persons

April 26 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
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The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations-mandated University for Peace is issuing a final call for enrollments in a six week professional development online course on Trafficking in Persons, which will take place from 26 April to 6 June, 2017. Course Description Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a global human rights violation that constitutes a contemporary form of slavery.  It has acquired alarming proportions generating profits of billions of dollars annually, an organized trade in which women and girls…

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May 2017
$675

MPI 2017 Annual Peacebuilding Training

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute,
Davao City
Davao City, 8000 Philippines

An intensive three-week training that aims to capacitate individuals and their institutions in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. 14 courses classified into three categories—Foundation, Thematic, and Field-Based will be offered in May 2017, which explore major themes and cutting-edge debates, including the latest and most pressing issues on matters of peace, justice and conflict. These courses will be taught by a distinguished roster of facilitators from Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America.

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2017 Summer Peacebuilding Institute

May 9 @ 8:30 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Eastern Mennonite University,
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 United States

Skills Needed for a Changing World (this is a sponsored post on PCDN) No doubt you have noticed that the United States is experiencing its own internal conflicts and opportunities to embrace change. At the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI), we are not surprised by these events. We are already busy applying practices in our own communities that are used in countries recovering from violent conflict. Now, more than ever, we recognize that the US is no exception in the global…

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$600

Online Course on Business, Human Rights and Development

May 10 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Course Description This six week professional development certificate course on the topic of Business, Human Rights and Development offered by the Human Rights Center of the United Nations-mandated University for Peace will provide participants with a comprehensive outlook on the interface between business, development, and human rights. Business corporations have always been, some may argue even before the advent of the nation-state system, important drivers of economic growth. At the same time, businesses have also often been accused of engaging…

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$662

Training Course on Establishing and strengthening farmer organizations

May 22 - May 26
IRES Training Center,
Khartoum, Sudan Sudan

INTRODUCTION Farmers’ organization’s-FOs represent farmers’ own interests. They have emerged as a result of Farmers own, real expressed needs. They are effective channels of communication between the member-farmers. Without them, a situation of isolated voices would arise, that lack coordination and general power to affect the behavior of agricultural service providers. Farmer organizations therefore need to be strengthened. FO’s for instance do not have access to diverse sources of income, in some instances, there are no core cultural or economic…

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