Birmingham, UK: Strengthening Policy and Practice Training Course. Responding to Conflict | 19-24th October 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014 to Friday, 24 October 2014
Strengthening Policy and Practice Training Course - Responding to Conflict
Dates: 19-24th October 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Course fee: £1100 (includes full board accommodation from the evening of 19th – afternoon of 24th October)
Strengthening Policy and Practice: meeting the challenges of working in complex environments isdesigned to draw on the experience and practice ofparticipants, working in development, humanitarianaid or peacebuilding to influence internal policiesand programmatic approaches. The course will identify how organisations can strive to balancetheir organisational mandate with the demands ofworking in complex and rapidly changing politicalcontexts.
The course will enable participants to contribute todeveloping constructive organisational andprogrammatic policies that will guide practicalresponses in the development, humanitarian andpeacebuilding fields. It will draw on the experience of participants and tutors to examine the key issues that are emerging from field-based work.
- deepen their understanding of their work, from a conflict transformation perspective
- apply appropriate conflict analysis to their own organisational contexts
- explore the relationship between organisational policy and practice in situations ofinstability, conflict or violence
- examine issues relating to aid and conflictin order to develop conflict sensitive policies for their organisations
- consider the key policy and practice issues relating to the prevention of violent conflict and of building peace
- strengthen their competence to contribute pro-actively to the development of appropriate policies and best practices in their organisation/institution for working in environments affected by conflict or violence
This course is for staff of international andnational agencies and those with advisory andmanagement responsibility for emergency, relief,development, and peacebuilding programmes. It isparticularly relevant for those engaged in theplanning and implementation of field-basedprogrammes, and those concerned with developing policies for appropriate responses in complexpolitical emergencies.
For more information about the course and to apply, please visit www.respond.org or contact courses [at] respond.org