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The International Peace and Development Training Centre and PATRIR announce the

***** International Winter Peacebuilding Academy *****

February 11 – 29, 2008
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Designed for policy makers and practitioners the international Winter
Peacebuilding Academy combines three of the IPDTC’s leading international training programs:
  • Gender in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: From Understanding to Mainstreaming to Implementation (GaP) – February 11 – 15
  • From Conflicts to Peace Processes: Enhancing Effectiveness and Impact in Peacebuilding (CPP) – February 18 – 22
  • Designing Peacebuilding Programmes (DPP) – February 25 – 29

These five-day intensive training courses can be taken individually or together. The Winter Peacebuilding Academy programs have been created to provide practical, hands-on training. Highly dynamic and engaging, bringing together experts and practitioners from around the world, the programs go in-depth into peacebuilding and conflict transformation, drawing upon concrete field experiences and lessons learned to assist participants in developing the skills, tools and knowledge that will support you in your own engagements and programs in your country/internationally.

Who takes part?
· Members of negotiation teams, conflict party leadership, mediators
· Senior to middle-range staff and executive officers in national and international aid and development organizations
· Field staff for international and national organizations and agencies working in areas affected by
violent conflict and war or in post-war/violence situations
· International diplomats, ambassadors, national and local level politicians in countries affected by war and conflict or with portfolios responsible for issues dealing with peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and development policies
· Staff of international and national NGOs working in the fields of development, human rights, conflict resolution, confidence and security building measures, democratization, and social empowerment
· Policy makers
· Practitioners of conflict transformation and mediation.

North America, Western Europe, S/E Asia/Oceania and OECD Countries
TOTAL for the Winter Peace Academy - 1700
GaP - 650
CPP - 750
DPP - 750

Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe / Non-OECD Countries
TOTAL for the Winter Peace Academy - 1100
GaP - 400
CPP - 450
DPP - 450

Brief Outlines

To view the full descriptions of each program please visit If you have questions or would like to receive further information, please contact Claudia Denisa Trifan at [email protected]

Gender in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding:
From Understanding to Mainstreaming to Implementation (GaP)

Trainers: Ina Curic & Sabin Muresan
Dates: February 11th – 15th, 2008

A five-days advanced international training program providing policy makers and practitioners with applied skills for effectively integrating gender into peacebuilding and development work and gender-sensitive and appropriate programming. The program draws upon practical policy and field experiences in integrating and applying gender understanding to programs in peacebuilding, development, and human rights and is relevant for all development, peacebuilding, gender, and human rights practitioners and specialists.

The program will:
  • Examine the relationship between gender, conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
  • Provide frameworks of support for integrating gender in the development and peacebuilding, and implementation and evaluation of programs and projects in conflict settings.
  • Put forward tools for gender analysis and gender sensitive action planning in conflict and post violence settings.
  • Strengthen the capacity building skills, knowledge and networks among the participants coming from various work backgrounds.
  • Establish a thematic dialogue and applied conceptual framework and generate knowledge among professionals with similar responsibilities in diverse environments

From Conflicts to Peace Processes:
Enhancing Effectiveness and Impact in Peacebuilding (CPP)

Trainers: Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen Assisted by Andra Tanase
Dates: February 18th – 22nd, 2008

For those working in areas affected by conflict and working to contribute to peacebuilding and peace processes from the local to the national and international levels. The program is a practical, hands-on course designed to provide you with a dynamic and constructive environment to assess and reflect on your experiences and to have the opportunity to learn practical and effective tools and methods, drawing from a broad-range of experiences in peacebuilding from around the world. Case-studies have been chosen for the practical lessons they illustrate and what can be drawn from them. The training itself is designed to take participants in-depth into learning tools for analysis and implementation, from community-based peacebuilding to facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues and peacemaking mediation. Created for policy makers, practitioners, and those directly involved in peacebuilding, mediation, confidence and security building measures, and war to peace transitions, From Conflicts to Peace Processes is a pioneering program in the field.

The program includes:
  • Applied Tools for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
  • Conflict Mapping and Analysis
  • Systemic and Strategic Planning
  • Strengthening Sustainability of Programs
  • Drawing on Lessons Learned and Best Practices that can be applied in the field
  • Applied Peacebuilding Practice
  • Developing Confidence and Security Building Measures in Peace Processes
  • Developing and Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues and Political and Community-Based Mediation Processes

Designing Peacebuilding Programs (DPP)
Trainers: Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen & Denis Matveev
Dates: February 25th – 29th, 2008

Developed to help organizations, practitioners and policy makers to enhance the quality, effectiveness and impact of peacebuilding programs. Based peacebuilding, community-based peacebuilding, multi-stakeholder dialogues, postwar recovery and war-to-peace transition processes in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe, and review of peacebuilding operations by local, national and international organizations, Designing Peacebuilding Programs is the only five-days program of its kind specifically targeted to assisting organizations and agencies to improve and enhance the quality and effectiveness of their programs to strengthen peacebuilding impact.

The program will help you to:
  • Learn from best practices and lessons learned in peacebuilding and conflict transformation programme development and implementation;
  • Explore the most up-to-date work being done in the field by national and international organizations around the world;
  • Develop effective, practical methods for integrating peacebuilding and conflict transformation into the work of your organization/institution/agency;
  • Explore all stages of programme development, implementation, follow-through and postprogramme/project work in peacebuilding and conflict transformation;
  • 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;
  • Develop effective conflict and peacebuilding strategic planning, mapping and integrated approaches skills;
  • Develop appropriate peace and conflict impact assessments and indicators for the work of your organization;
  • Develop tools to assist your organization/institution/agency for short, medium, and long-term engagement in peacebuilding and conflict transformation programmes.

Visit the beautiful Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania for the 3-Week
International Winter Peacebuilding Academy
Providing practical, expert training for practitioners, diplomats, policy makers and field workers

February 11 – 29
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

For more information please contact: Claudia Denisa Trifan [email protected]
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