International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM)
This new training provides practitioners, policymakers and researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the use of dialogue and mediation in building and sustaining peace.
The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation will be held in Uppsala on 5-15 June 2019. It 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 in the peacebuilding field.
Many regional inter-governmental organisations active in the area of Dialogue and Mediation globally have created special units for engaging with conflict prevention, mediation, peacemaking or peacebuilding. Similar developments can be observed in regional civil society organisations. In this rapid and dynamic process, practitioners have increasingly come to realise the importance of a continuous exchange of knowledge, experience and perspectives to improve understanding and performance.
This training 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 in building and sustaining peace in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Participants will become acquainted with 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.
The training programme will include 25 participants and aims at equal gender representation. It is intended for individuals who are from and are currently working in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Participants and co-organisers of previous international trainings convened by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University are not eligible to apply.
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. The programme is primarily designed for individuals engaged in various peace efforts and with prior professional experience in the field of peace and security. Applicants should be able to relate to the three themes earlier specified in this brochure.
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 financial arrangements and visa processing will be sent to participants once they have been accepted.
The deadline for applications is 15 March, 2019.