Advanced Training: Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning


Advanced Training: Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning

Advanced Professional Training
Designing Peacebuilding Programs:
From Conflict Assessment to Theories of Change to Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation to Support Human Security
7-Day Training Course – May 27-June 4, 2013
Professor Dr. Lisa Schirch
Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia
This course is geared toward planners and policy teams at peacebuilding organizations, government agencies, regional and international organizations, NGOs and universities.


The course is based on the new handbook Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning: A Participatory Approach to Human Security written from 18 years of experience teaching and conducting conflict analysis and assessment exercises across Africa, Asia, Pacific and Latin and North America with thousands of NGOs, universities, government agencies and the UN.


  • Practice designing rigorous research for conflict assessment and self assessment
  • Learn how to map local capacity for peacebuilding
  • Understand a wide range of theories of change that support effective peacebuilding
  • Prioritize information and make complex decisions to design a comprehensive peacebuilding strategy
  • Design integrated programs that include goals for governance, development, rule of law, and/or psychosocial trauma healing as well as reconciliation
  • Learn research methods for monitoring and evaluation based on collecting and prioritizing data that is valid, accurate and triangulated
  • Work side by side with peacebuilding professionals from around the world on real world case studies
  • Develop skills in participatory methods for advancing human security


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