Online Certificate Course Tech for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding (Feb 18 -March 15th)

Hi PCDN Friends,
 

We've got a course coming up on Technology for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding which I thought might be of interest to you all. Discounts available for PCDN members. We've already got about 30 folks lined up from a number of countries but we've got a few spots left. Let us know if you're interested:)

Dates are Feb 18 -March 15th - more details below. Feel free to circulate. 

Cheers,

Nick

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Feb 18 -March 15th

Course Description
In this four week certificate course, participants will explore how mapping, social media, and mobile telephones can effectively support the work of conflict prevention and management.  The course will feature case studies from Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, and Libya among others,  and draw on relevant conflict prevention and resolution theory to arrive at best practices for using technology in conflict-affected settings.  Participants can expect a dynamic and interactive learning environment with a  number practical and hands-on activities and simulations aimed at developing tangible skills and strategies in use of technology for conflict prevention and peacekeeping. You can explore the course syllabus here.

Course Topics and Featured Tech
  • Participatory mapping and GIS in conflict analysis and human rights
  • Conflict prevention in the era of Twitter, Facebook and Youtube
  • Mobile applications for conflict analysis and prevention
  • 21st century strategies for data management and information security
  • Localizing conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts through technology

Course Objectives
The course is designed for conflict management professionals to assist them in understanding the roles of technology in conflict prevention and peacekeeping.  No specific technological skills are required for the course.  Participants will be able to:
  • critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology in conflict-affected settings.
  • connect relevant conflict analysis, peacekeeping and peacebuilding theories to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course
  • manage specific software platforms and utilize various technological tools in their work, both in headquarters and field settings.
  • to design dynamic and effective strategies for using technology platforms and tools to address conflict risk and enhance local peacebuilding capacity
  • develop confidence and critical self-awareness in working with technology to address social problems

Cost
$395 if you use PCDN as a discount code in your application
$495 if application and payment is submitted by Feb 15th

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Hello Nicholas,

I would have love to attend this online course but the cost is expensive. can you help out with a scholarship/sponsorship for me please?

Hi Nicholas,

I am very much interested in the course but it is expensive. Do you have some scholarships?

Thank you.

Eve

Hello Curl, thank you is it possible to get sponsored.

i would love to join but its to expensive i can not afford it.is there any scholarship ?

Hi,craig
the course is very important but it's to expensive.Knowing that i am a Congolese citizenship, who live in armed conflict zones of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,i would like to know if there is a sponsorship arise or available so that i can apply. in case of any availability for this please let me know. regards.Eric

Hi all, yes, we do award scholarships to those who demonstrate strong need and desire to take courses. Submit your application through the normal process and we'll be in touch.  

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