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Comprehensive Peacebuilding for the 21st Century

Overcoming Challenges to Build Sustainable Peace

The GCSP, in partnership with swisspeace, will deliver this five-day course, which provides a comprehensive overview of peacebuilding and conflict analysis by using current cases and scenarios. A particular emphasis will be placed on the interlinkages between peace and security issues. The course is targeting government officials, civil society organisations, international organisations and the private sector. The participants will focus on developing effective interventions to build sustainable peace.

Key benefits for you

The course will enable you to:

  • Deepen your understanding and knowledge of peace and security challenges within fragile settings;
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy from a diversity of peacebuilding tasks;
  • Enhance your capacity to design effective and comprehensive peacebuilding policies; and
  • Develop cross-cultural understanding and gender awareness as it applies to a peacebuilding context.

Why you should attend

As conflicts are radically transformed from wars linked to traditional geopolitical power shifts to new fluid transnational non-state armed groups, peacebuilding needs to adapt fast in order to remain relevant. In recent years, peacebuilding interventions have grown in size, complexity and in the diversity of actors involved. No single set of actors can address the multiplicity of post-conflict issues — a comprehensive approach is required. Furthermore, peacebuilders are confronted with the challenge of applying international best practices whilst ensuring national ownership. This course will develop your capacity to navigate this new global environment.

Participant profile

The course is open to individuals currently working in the field of peacebuilding from governments, civil society organisations, international organisations and the private sector.



In partnership with


Stans, Switzerland


CHF 2250 - Early bird rates of 15% up to two months before the registration deadline and alumni discounts of 20% are available

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Comprehensive Peacebuilding for the 21st Century

Date 1 - 6 May 2016

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