Upcoing Courses, (ASPR):International Civilian Peace-keeping and Peace-building Training Program (IPT)

Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR):International Civilian Peace-keeping and Peace-building Training Program (IPT)

Cost of Participation


The course fee is 1.260 € per two weeks including half-board accommodation. Scholarships are available for applicants from non-OECD states.

For more information please contact: www.aspr.ac.at/ipt.htm
Ms. Silvia Polster
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Rochusplatz 1, A-7461 Stadtschlaining/Austria
phone: +43-3355-2498, fax: +43-3355-2662
E-mail: ipt(at)aspr.ac.at

IPT Core Course
Date: 7 – 20 March 2010
Application Deadline: 10 December 2009

Aim & Content:

The Core Course aims at providing participants with the basic knowledge and skills required in post- conflict and crisis areas, independent of the specific function they will fulfill as experts in their own fields. All the modules should enhance desirable personal attitudes, stress the importance of active involvement in the host society and promote a reflective and critical approach with regard to the complex issues faced in peace-keeping and peace-building. Particular stress is put on the development of a co-operative attitude towards representatives and approaches of governmental and inter-governmental actors involved in peace-building, peace-keeping, development co-operation and humanitarian assistance as well as on the mainstreaming of a conflict sensitive approach.

The Core Course includes modules aiming at improving participants’ qualifications for working in a multi-cultural and conflict prone society and for contributing to the transformation of conflicts. It gives a basic understanding of major functional tasks in the field as well as of the goals and approaches of actors involved. Participants will also get acquainted with various field-work techniques.

Target Group:


People working with national or international non-governmental organizations, international organizations (e.g. UN, OSCE), governments, the academic or private sectors who:
- want to prepare for field missions in post-conflict and crisis areas in other countries than their own and in their own countries;
- want to serve as multipliers in their own countries and communities, passing on the knowledge and skills obtained in the course.

IPT Specialisation Course on Human Rights

Date: 21 March – 2 April 2010
Application Deadline: 10 December 2009

Aim & Content:


The Specialization Course on “Human Rights Protection and Promotion” aims at enhancing the skills needed by those dealing with human rights in the field. It helps to ensure that their work is efficient, relevant, sustainable, participatory, accountable and carried out safely before or after armed conflict. The course is designed to raise participants’ self-awareness in terms of behavior, attitudes and values when undertaking international human rights fieldwork. It includes sessions on core skills like monitoring, reporting, fact-finding and interview techniques as well as human rights promotion and education. The protection of vulnerable groups is another issue dealt with during the course.

Target Group:

- People who wish to adapt pre-existing knowledge of international human rights to the context of human rights fieldwork.
- Field practitioners (e.g. development and humanitarian aid practitioners) who wish to reflect on their work and enhance their skills with a human rights perspective.
- People who have attended the IPT Core Course and are interested in specializing in Human Rights.
- Basic knowledge of human rights and international humanitarian law is required.

IPT Core Course
Date: 11 - 24 July 2010
Application Deadline: 12 May 2010

Aim & Content:

The Core Course aims at providing participants with the basic knowledge and skills required in post- conflict and crisis areas, independent of the specific function they will fulfill as experts in their own fields. All the modules should enhance desirable personal attitudes, stress the importance of active involvement in the host society and promote a reflective and critical approach with regard to the complex issues faced in peace-keeping and peace-building. Particular stress is put on the development of a co-operative attitude towards representatives and approaches of governmental and inter-governmental actors involved in peace-building, peace-keeping, development co-operation and humanitarian assistance as well as on the mainstreaming of a conflict sensitive approach.

The Core Course includes modules aiming at improving participants’ qualifications for working in a multi-cultural and conflict prone society and for contributing to the transformation of conflicts. It gives a basic understanding of major functional tasks in the field as well as of the goals and approaches of actors involved. Participants will also get acquainted with various field-work techniques.

Target Group:

People working with national or international non-governmental organizations, international organizations (e.g. UN, OSCE), governments, the academic or private sectors who:
- want to prepare for field missions in post-conflict and crisis areas in other countries than their own and in their own countries;
- want to serve as multipliers in their own countries and communities, passing on the knowledge and skills obtained in the course.

IPT Specialisation Course on Conflict Transformation

Date: 25 July – 6 August 2010
Application Deadline: 12 May 2010

Aim & Content:


The Specialization Course on “Conflict Transformation” aims at enhancing the effectiveness of specialists in fields other than conflict transformation by adding skills for their conflict sensitive action. They can thus improve their daily work in the field, even if they are not primarily conflict workers. It also helps practitioners of conflict transformation to adapt their pre-existing knowledge to the field work context. The course is built on different modules aiming at increasing the participants’ operational awareness and handling of the complexity and interrelation of conflict issues as well as the modalities, techniques and impact of third party interventions as related to conflict and peace.

Target Group:

- People who are specialists in their own area of competence (e.g. human rights, project management) and would like to combine their already existing expertise with skills on conflict transformation in a fieldwork context.
- Practitioners who already work in mediation, facilitation, conflict transformation and would like to adapt their pre-existing knowledge to the fieldwork context.
- People who have attended the IPT Core Course and would like to specialize in Conflict Transformation.

IPT Specialisation Course on Women in Armed Conflict

Date: 31 October – 12 November 2010
Application Deadline: 2 September 2010

Aim & Content:

It is the overall objective of the Specialization Course on “Women in Armed Conflict” to prepare experts who work already or plan to work in (post) conflict zones for focusing on gender issues, either in relation to the situation and role of women affected by armed conflict or within the peace-keeping operation. With these foci, the course does not duplicate already on-going training efforts regarding the mainstreaming of gender issues but aims at the focused preparation of experts who want to become specialized in topics such as the impact of war on women, gender analysis and the application of gender (mainstreaming) in project management, women's contributions to conflict resolution, DDR, humanitarian assistance, reconciliation efforts, peace processes etc. as well as gender sensitive approaches and their implementation in peace missions.

Target Group:

- People with relevant professional backgrounds who want to become experts for addressing the problematic status of women in armed conflict in (post) crisis areas.
- People who come from diverse professional backgrounds but plan to intensively include the women’s rights topic and gender perspective in future activities (e.g. project management) in their respective areas of competence.

IPT Specialisation Course on Child Protection, Monitoring, and Rehabilitation
Date: 14 - 26 November 2010
Application Deadline: 16 September 2010

Aim & Content:

The overall objective of the Specialization Course on “Child Protection, Monitoring and Rehabilitation” is to prepare experts who would like to become involved in monitoring, advisory, and executive functions related to children in crisis areas. It does not duplicate already on-going training efforts which mainstream the topic, but rather trains experts in topics related to become specialized in child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation.

Participants will become acquainted with:

- child rights assessment and monitoring
- strategies for prevention of child rights violations and strategies to reduce the impact of armed conflict on children (child recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration), emphasizing the relevance of child rights-based and child-participatory approaches as well as the direct involvement of children in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts
- methods, instruments and actors for the implementation of strategies for child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation

Target Group:

- People with relevant professional backgrounds in working with children who want to become experts for child protection, monitoring and rehabilitation in crisis areas (e.g. child protection officers).
- People who come from diverse professional backgrounds but plan to intensively include the children’s rights topic in future activities in their respective areas of competence.
- Basic knowledge on peace and conflict related topics, organisational and management skills, monitoring techniques, situation assessment and analytical skills, documentation as well as communication and networking skills are required. Participants should also have a basic understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law.



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This is really great thank you.

my regards
This is amazing,we look forward to it,Thanks Craig,Blessings be always on your footsteps.
Many thanks,Graig
Peace
Hi Craig,
This is great. thanks for the good work.
Those i great courses, i look forward to attending at least one.
regards
This is a good program and I will attend so, I could take that knowedge to go help my people in Sudan with conflicts related issues.
thanks you for this!
noted your altruistic passions.Is there any sponsorship link to attend the programme especially from Nigeria?Gbemi
Craig thanks for this information, which has come with enough long notice for one to prepare. I shall try to take advantage of it.
thanks i will consider it carefully for possible action.Gbemi
thanks for the info Mr. Craig. Hope i could get an sponsor.
More Power!
Hi Graig,
Thanks once again for good jobs. I've been there for Core Cousre and I'll be there for Specialisation course in November, 2009. It is a fantastic atmosphere for learning, so I'll echo yours by encouraging as many to seize the opportunity of attending.
Femi Ibrahim
Network of African Peace Builders (Nigeria)
Graig, I'm grateful for what you are doing, good information. i shall definitely apply for Specialization Course on Women in Armed Conflict.

For peace & reconciliation.
Hi Craig

Thanks for bein there for us. Connected to this network has ehanced my appetite for more learning and sharing concerning peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Great job

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