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Enhancing Leadership for Peacebuilding 2019

11th Senior Level Course on Peacebuilding

Multiple challenges restrict the exercise of effective leadership in peacebuilding contexts. International peacebuilding policy and practice do not sufficiently reflect the real challenges of building sustainable peace in conflicted, polarised and violent societies. This five-day leadership course provides an opportunity for senior leaders to enhance your understanding of sustainable peacebuilding and the leadership styles that can achieve it. You will also learn how to apply this understanding to your own situation.
The course has been run by the GCSP, in partnership with Interpeace and UNITAR, on behalf of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland since 2009.


The course targets current and potential leaders actively engaged in peacebuilding challenges, notably representatives of:

  • international organisations, including the UN, AU, OAS, ASEAN, EU and the League of Arab States
  • national institutions, including government, ministries, commissions and the security sector
  • civil society, including traditional and religious leaders, NGOs, INGOs, trade unions, media, business, professional associations and women’s groups

Participation is limited to 24, based on a competitive selection process, and is gender balanced. Full attendance is required.

In association with:
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Geneva, Switzerland


The seminar is offered free of charge. All other expenses including lodging and travel are the responsibility of the participant. A limited number of partial scholarships may be available.

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Enhancing Leadership for Peacebuilding 2019

Date 11 - 15 Nov 2019

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