MINELRES: TRANSCEND: International training programme Peacebuilding and Development, July 24 - 28, 2006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Peacebuilding and Development: From Lessons Learned to Program Design
and Field Implementation

TRANSCEND’s advanced five-days international training programme for
middle to senior level staff of international and national development
agencies, community-based organisations, NGOs working in development and
development related fields in war and-or conflict affected areas, and UN
and government staff and NGOs working in conflict transformation,
violence prevention and post-war recovery.

Organised by TRANSCEND – A Peace and Development Organisation and The
Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)

International Peace and Development Training Centre
July 24 -28, 2006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

www.transcend.org

For more information or to register please contact: 
Andra Tanase, Programme Coordinator – andra@transcend.org 
or visit www.transcend.org/training

DEADLINE to Apply: June 19th for Applicants who need the Romanian Visa 
and June 30th for Applicants who do not need the Romanian Visa

SHORT PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Peacebuilding and Development: From Lessons Learned to Program Design
and Field Implementation (PaD) is a five-day advanced international
training programme for development workers and policy makers, and staff
of national and international organizations, UN agencies, and
governmental and non-governmental organizations working in development
and peacebuilding in communities and areas affected by conflict, war, or
in post-war recovery.  

The programme has been specifically designed to effectively and
practically train participants in skills, tools and methods for
integrating peacebuilding and development work, collecting together best
practices and lessons learned from the field to assist individuals and
organizations to strengthen their work in program design and field
implementation in conflict affected communities. Particular focus is
placed upon developing conflict sensitive and peacebuilding effective
development and programming, supporting and strengthening local
capacities and national peacebuilding and development infrastructure,
and improving project development, planning and implementation.  

This includes:

- Towards Better Peace Practice: Peacebuilding and Conflict
Transformation in the Field;

- Integrating peacebuilding and conflict transformation into development
work, including development work in war and violence affected
communities and post-war recovery;

- Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitive Development Work: Improving
Development Through Peacebuilding and Peacebuilding through Development

- Integrating peacebuilding in DDR, aid, development and relief
operations;

- Developing conflict transformation and peacebuilding capacities within
organisations and partners - supporting local capacity development and
community and national peacebuilding resources and infrastructure;

- Peace and Conflict Impact Assessments

- Designing sector specific peacebuilding and conflict transformation
interventions and strategies for: community-based organisations, local
authorities, national and cultural groups, youth, women, media, and
businesses;


PaD will help you or your organisation’s staff to:

- Benefit from best practices and lessons learned for peacebuilding,
conflict transformation and development programing and implementation
from the field;

- Improve program and policy design, development and implementation 

- Explore the most up-to-date work being done in the field by national
and international organizations;

- Develop effective, practical methods for integrating peacebuilding and
conflict transformation into the work of
organizations/institutions/agencies;

- Explore all stages of programme development, implementation,
follow-through and post-programme/project work for peace and conflict
impact assessment;

- Ensure the development of projects and programmes appropriate for
conflict settings, with particular focus on developing sustainable
processes and strengthening and supporting local/national resources and
capacities for peacebuilding;

 
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME RELEVANT FOR?

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

- Field Staff
- Country Directors and Project and Program Managers
- Partner Organisations working in Peacebuilding, Development,
Community-Based Work, Gender, Social and Ethnic Conflicts, and Conflict
Transformation
- Peaceworkers, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Practitioners
- Directors & Programme Managers / Coordinators of Organisations /
Agencies / Departments working in violence and war affected countries,
in aid, development, and emergency relief, and/or in organizations with
programmes in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, including
national, international, head office and field staff
- International and National Development Agencies and Inter-Governmental
Organisations Staff – UN Agencies, OSCE, CoE, OAS, AU, AL, EU, ASEAN
- Local and National Government Authorities responsible for mediation,
negotiation, development programming and post-war recovery in violence
and war affected communities
- Government and Agency/IGO/NGO Policy Makers and Strategic Planners
- Peacekeeping forces and officers engaged in peacekeeping, peace
interventions and DDR programmes


THE TRAINING PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME OUTLINE & CALENDAR

The PaD Training Programme will take place from Monday to Friday, July
24 - 28, 2006 at the International Peace and Development Training Centre
of the Romanian Peace Institute (PATRIR) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Participants will be expected to arrive by Sunday, April 23rd at the
latest.

The Training Programme will be divided into Morning and Afternoon
sessions for each day, combining intensive training, group work,
workshop sessions, and individually designed working modules. There will
be a one and a half hours break for lunch and individual work in
between, and additional breaks for tea and coffee in each session. The
programme will begin each day at 09:00 and end at 18:00.

Advanced Preparation Materials

A web-site will be created in advance of the programme to assist
participants with training materials and resources to prepare for the
programme. These may also be shared with organisational colleagues and
staff. Upon completion of the five-days training a CD will be provided
to all participants with selected materials, including handbooks, best
practice and lessons-learned guides, manuals, and follow-up materials to
assist participants and their organizations.  Additional books and
materials will be provided to the participants together with their
welcome package upon their arrival to the programme.

The Training Schedule/Calendar

Monday

July 24
 Morning
 Welcome and Introduction 

Needs Assessment

Peacebuilding and Development: A Field Guide
 
Afternoon

The TRANSCEND Approach: 

>From Lessons Learned to Best Practices
 
Tuesday

July 25
 Morning
 Towards Better Peace Practice: 

Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation in the Field 
 
Afternoon
 Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation into Development
Work 
 
Wednesday

July 26
 Morning
 Building Sustainable Capacities: Locally, Nationally and Within
Organisations
 
Afternoon
 Participatory Approaches to Peacebuilding and Development: An
Integrated Framework
 
Thursday

July 27
 Morning
 Designing Strategic Planning For Field Programmes (1)
 
Afternoon
 Designing Strategic Planning For Field Programmes (2)
 
Friday

July 28
 Morning
 Development and Peacebuilding in Post-War Recovery 
 
Afternoon
 Review, Summary and Next Steps
 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants requiring visas for travel to Romania are requested to send
in a copy of their CV and the completed Application Form no later than
June 19th, 2006. 

Applicants who do not require visas for travel to Romania are requested
to send in a copy of their CV and the completed Application Form no
later than June 30th, 2006.

There are a limited number of positions available. If you are interested
in participating in the PaD 2006 we would encourage you to contact the
Romanian Peace Institute (PATRIR) and to submit your application as soon
as possible.

Visit www.transcend.org to apply on-line or write to
training@transcend.org for an Application Form. 


PARTICIPATION FEE AND COURSE COSTS

Participation fees for the full 5-days training programme are:
Participants from North America, Western Europe, South-East Asia/Oceania
and OECD Countries: Euros 750
Participants from all non-OECD countries: Euros 450

Visa Applications: Participants requiring visas are encouraged to apply
at the Romanian Embassy or Consulate immediately upon receiving
confirmation of their acceptance. IPDTC staff will be available to
assist you at all points should you require it. A Guide to Visa
Applications for the training program will be sent to you upon your
acceptance.

Please Note: The participation fee covers the course costs/participation
in the training programme, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and three
dinners, and all course materials.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in double rooms.  Single room
accommodation is available for all participants for Euros 100 extra for
the week.
 

THE TRAINER AND FACILITATOR

Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen is founder and Director of the Peace Action,
Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and Co-Director of
TRANSCEND, and is on the Executive Board of the TRANSCEND Peace
University (TPU) where he is Course Director for the courses
Peacebuilding and Empowerment and War to Peace Transitions.  He is a
global consultant and expert advisor and practitioner on peacebuilding,
conflict transformation, war-to-peace transitions, and post-war
reconciliation and healing, and has worked in Afghanistan, India,
Pakistan, Nepal, Russia, Moldova, South Eastern Europe, Colombia,
Cambodia, southern Thailand, Burma, Somalia, Aceh, North America, and
the Middle East at the invitation of governments, inter-governmental
organisations, UN agencies, and local organisations and communities
promoting local development, community empowerment, and peacebuilding. 
He has written and published widely, and is author of The Struggle
Continues: The Political Economy of Globalisation and People's Struggles
for Peace (Pluto, forthcoming), co-author, together with Johan Galtung
and Carl Jacobsen, of Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND (Pluto,
2000 & 2002) and Editor of the TRANSCEND book series published together
with Pluto Press, Critical Peace Studies: Peace by Peaceful Means.  He
is currently working on preparing a comprehensive handbook for
Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Reconstruction,
Rehabilitation and Reconciliation. He is also a member of the Executive
Board of the Journal of Peace and Development and the Executive Board of
the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and an Associate of the
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, as well as an
advisor to several governments, foreign ministries, the Commonwealth
Secretariat and the Council of Europe.  In 1999 he was founder and
Director of the Coalition for Global Solidarity and Social Development,
and in 2000, together with Johan Galtung, he was founder of the Nordic
Institute for Peace Research (NIFF).  Since 1996 he has provided more
than 250 training programmes in peacebuilding, development, and
constructive conflict transformation to more than 5000 participants in
36 countries.

Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen will be supported by the staff and
additional trainers of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute
of Romania (PATRIR).
 

THE ORGANISERS

TRANSCEND - A Peace and Development Network for Conflict Transformation
by Peaceful Means

TRANSCEND is a network of more than 300 practitioners and scholars in
peacebuilding and development from over 80 countries around the world. 
Committed to the promotion of peace by peaceful means, TRANSCEND has 24
active programmes, and conducts its work through action,
education/training, dissemination and research.  With centres in
Barcelona (Spain), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Geneva (Switzerland), Hagen
(Germany), Honolulu (USA), Kyoto (Japan), Moscow (Russia), Sandnes
(Norway), Taplow Court (Great Britain), Torino (Italy), Vienna
(Austria), and Washington, DC (USA) – with several others now being
formed in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia – TRANSCEND has
provided more than 800 training programmes for over 10000 participants
in 46 countries around the world.  Participants in TRANSCEND training
programmes have included politicians, diplomats, aid and development
workers, teachers, psychologists, social workers, journalists, civil
service employees, UN staff, professors, students, and others.  In 2000,
TRANSCEND developed the United Nations’ first ever manual on “Conflict
Transformation by Peaceful Means: The TRANSCEND Approach.”  In February,
2003, TRANSCEND launched the world’s first ever truly global Peace
University on-line: the TRANSCEND Peace University
(www.transcend.org/tpu).  TRANSCEND is involved in peacebuilding,
conflict transformation, and post-war reconciliation and healing in
several conflict areas world-wide, at the invitation of local groups,
organisations, universities, governments, and parties to the conflict. 
TRANSCEND only works in conflict/war affected areas when it has been
invited.  Currently, TRANSCEND is doing research on: Peacebuilding and
Empowerment; Non-Territorial Federalism and Functional Independence;
Self-Determination and the Nation/State Dialectic; Peacebuilding and
Globalisation; Conflict Transformation and Psychological Assumptions;
Comparing Methods of Conflict Transformation from Micro, Meso and
Macro-Levels; the Dialogue Process; Local and Subsistence Economics;
Models for Global Economic Crises; Understanding Genocide.  TRANSCEND
has recently launched the new TRANSCEND Media Service, and is in the
process of developing the Conflict Transformation Index (CTI) and
TRANSCEND Early Warning Index (EWI).  TRANSCEND perspectives are freely
available on the Internet (www.transcend.org), and a TRANSCEND monthly
Bulletin is being prepared for distribution in 12
languages.                           


PATRIR – The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania 

Founded on March 1st, 2001, the PATRIR, is an institute, organisation,
training centre and network, linking together scholars, grassroots
activists, and peace researchers throughout Romania, South-Eastern
Europe and internationally.  Its aim is to address the core challenges
facing Romania and the countries of South and Eastern Europe, to
strengthen and empower grassroots organisations and citizens’ action, to
mobilise people for active peace work and peaceful conflict
transformation, and to address the structural causes of poverty, human
rights violations and economic and social injustice.  PATRIR is an
institute and an organisation for research, training and active peace
work.  PATRIR organises training programmes in peacebuilding and
peaceful conflict transformation; peace journalism; democracy and human
rights; multi-culturalism; empowering civil society; gender and peace;
people-centred, sustainable development; post-war reconstruction,
rehabilitation, reconciliation and healing; and, environment and
ecology.  Participants to PATRIR training programmes frequently include
senior politicians and diplomats, experienced aid and development
workers, UN and NGO staff, civil society activists, professors,
teachers, students, journalists, artists, and psychologists from Romania
and more than 30 countries internationally.  PATRIR cooperates with
TRANSCEND as the TRANSCEND Centre for South-Eastern Europe.  Since 2001,
PATRIR has been one of TRANSCEND’s leading international training sites.

For more information or to register as a participant, please contact:
Andra Tanase, Programme Coordinator,
training@transcend.org

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