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    Youth for Peace Workshop
    Nongchok, Thailand
    August 27th-31st, 2018

    Deadline for Application submission: July 31st 2018

    (Applicants from those countries where there is no Royal Thai Consulate are recommended to apply early for the course, as the visa processing will take longer time)

    Introduction

    Asia is unique in its rich and diverse cultures, religions, natural and human resources. Unfortunately vast majority of the people still live under poverty line. Communal violence, suppression and deprivation of ethnic and religious minorities, arms race, war and conflict dashed the hope and aspirations for a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Asian unity. Part of it, due to colonial legacy and globalization process but part of it is our own making. Incompetent, corrupt governance, criminalization of politics and misinterpretation of religious teachings are in many ways responsible for this situation.

    A movement for peace and sustainable development in the region requires a new generation of peace activists and development workers. Youth have been always frontline fighters for change. Today’s youth are many ways deprived from opportunities and support. In order to see a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Asia, youth can play very important and positive role.

    International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) in cooperation with ARF – AMAN has been organizing Youth for Peace Training Workshop in South, South East Asia and the Middle East since 2004.

    Objectives

     To develop critical awareness among Asian youth about Asian realities and challenges, Asian religions, traditions and cultures and engage them in social actions for peace, justice and development
     To facilitate collective learning process about understanding of the causes of conflict, ways and means to transform conflict and build sustainable peace
     To strengthen “Youth for Peace Net-work” in Asia and the Middle East

    Target Group
    Young leaders, scholars, teachers, post graduate students, NGO and social workers, and anyone else with a keen interest in approaching peacebuilding creatively

    Course Aim
    You will get an understanding and dimension of peace and conflict. As a student/professional you will gain and build up knowledge and skills in promoting peace.

    Period and Location
    Date: August 27th-31st, 2018

    Venue: 12/8 ,M.15 S.4, Suwinthawong 51,Soi Rom Yen ,Kratumrai
    Amphoe Nong Chok, Krung Thep, Thailand

    The Training Center in Nong Chok is 35 kms from central Bangkok in a rural residential setting with simple, basic accommodation. Participants will stay in comfortable rooms with 2-4 people sharing one room. Each room has an attached Bathroom and an Air conditioner as well.

    Goal
    To create new generations of young peace builders for peace, solidarity and sustainable development in Asia.

    Costs

    Course Registration Fee: 150 USD

    IIPDS does not provide participants airfare and visa expenses. Successful participant are responsible for their travels and visa expenses.

    Local transportation, accommodation and food are covered by IIPDS during the training workshop.

    Participants
    30 young peace activists who are engaged in peace and development works across the globe

    Criteria
     Below 25 years of age
     Socially engaged in peace and development works
     Good command on English
     Possess a leadership quality and potential to become a trainer
     Applicant will continue to work for Peace Activity after graduation from this course

    Course Structure

     Team building, Group Dynamics and Discovering peace
     Conflict & Violence and Conflict Analysis Tools
     Exposure Visit
     Group work and Critical Thinking Theory
     Gender and Peace Building & Conflict in Transition
     Peace, Reconciliation & Development
     Simulation on Inter-faith Dialogue and Human Rights and Peace
     Community Work, Ethical Peace Building, Networking and Follow up Action

    Please follow the link below for registration.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZluKtiUGdDW-Vwack-LLKVekF8SgvIsxdlREzKgizfI/edit

    For further information, please reach us at iipds@arf-int.org

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