Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation/ Uppsala University 2018 International Training on Dialogue and Mediation – Sweden (Funded)

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Application Deadline: March 15th 2018

The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation, to be held in Uppsala on

4-14 June 2018, will provide a unique opportunity for practitioners, policymakers and

researchers to explore and interact on topics related to dialogue and mediation in

the context of sustaining peace. The training builds on 45 years of peace and conflict

research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Dag

Hammarskjöld Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions

This International Training on Dialogue and Mediation is specially designed for practitioners, policymakers and researchers from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue and mediation in building and sustaining peace. Participants will deepen their knowledge of the latest research in this field, guided by skilled experts, and will jointly reflect on its relevance and applicability to their ongoing work while developing a network of colleagues from other countries.in the peacebuilding field.

Objectives:

The objective of the International Training on Dialogue and Mediation is to share knowledge, build capacity and strengthen networks for dialogue within the overall effort of sustaining peace. Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to draw on current research on dialogue in diverse conflict settings, the programme aims to strengthen skills and deepen understanding while also providing space for participants to discuss and develop new approaches for peace efforts in which they are engaged. In the long term, the training aims to strengthen a broad variety of leaders in their contributions to the nurturing of sustainable peace.

Themes:

The training will be divided into three overarching themes. The themes cover various phases of peacemaking and peacebuilding in armed conflicts and categorise the expertise and evidence-based insights existing within the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (Uppsala University). When applying for the training you are invited to specify your interests along these themes.

Training Setup

  • The training is scheduled for 10 full days, each of which consists of research presentations combined with interactive workshops to facilitate the application of research insights in ongoing projects and processes that training participants are engaged in.
  • The daily schedule will include three-hour sessions in the morning and three-hour sessions in the afternoon.
  • The three overarching themes will be present throughout the duration of the training and will be reflected in thematic lectures by researchers from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, experts from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, invited external resource persons and/or training participants. Lectures will be coupled with interactive discussions facilitated by participants, as well as skills-building sessions. There will be a guided tour of a location of interest in the area and study trips to organisations of relevance to the training programme

Date and Time:

  • Uppsala, Sweden, 4–14 June 2018

Eligibility Requirements:

Target group

  • The training specifically targets practitioners, policymakers and researchers from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue in building and sustaining peace in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).
  • It is primarily designed for team leaders, senior and junior political advisors and other support personnel engaged in various peace efforts and with prior professional experience in the field of peace and security.
  • The training programme will include 25 participants and aims at equal gender representation.
  • Participants of previous international trainings organised by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University are not eligible to apply.

Certificate of Participation

  • Those who successfully complete the training will be awarded a Certificate of participation stating details of the capacity building undertaken

Benefits:

Costs and Visa

The organisers will cover international travel from the closest international airport to the training venue in Uppsala, accommodation, breakfast and lunches during the stay in Uppsala.

Participants are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas. The organisers will assist with the process by making sure that necessary documents for the visa application are provided.

Additional information on travel arrangements and visa processing will be sent to participants once they have been accepted.

Application process

  • Closing date for applications is 15 March 2018.
  • Applications shall be submitted in English through a web based form.
  • The application must contain all requested information. This includes a signed nomination form certifying the approval of the applicant’s employer.