CSP-AP is a three-week peacebuilding and sustainable development course. It invites youth leaders, community organizers, and scholars from different countries and cultural backgrounds to learn and experience the integration of sustainable development and peacebuilding, including issues such as trauma healing, human rights, gender issues, restorative justice, and non-violent action. It teaches students how to be peacebuilders in every facet of their lives.
For three weeks, scholars explore a multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation, transitional justice, principled leadership and sustainable development. Along with classroom lessons and small group work at Asia Plateau, they visit villages and farms where they put the theory into practice. Last year’s scholar from Tibet shared that ”Jakhangaon Village proved that a problem is an opportunity for unity. The way the scholars were able to actively participate had a huge impact on us.”
The program’s home is in Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India – a center for introspection and dialogue – is an international conference center for Initiatives of Change.
Twenty students from around the world are selected for this three-week course. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, field trips, and participation in the Asia Plateau events.