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.