Designed by PeaceRep, these courses support the development of peacebuilding professionals, conflict advisers, and students
PeaceRep is developing a teaching programme that draws on our data-driven, comparative research into the design and management of peace and transition processes. This is part of our commitment to knowledge exchange and best practice in peace and conflict studies, and our vision to inform students’ and professionals’ understandings of emerging trends and tools in peace processes, conflict resolution, and digital transformation.
PeaceRep offers part-time, short online courses designed to support the development of conflict advisers and peacebuilding professionals through carefully curated resources and expert-led seminars on cutting-edge peace process research.
Registration for CPD courses will be available from September 2023.
Gender and Peace Processes in a Changing World
Designed by Laura Wise, this course introduces gender inclusion in peace processes. This five-week course is aimed at peacebuilding professionals in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, government, and/or academia. Each week will cover a different topic related to gender inclusion and peace processes, including the Women, Peace and Security agenda, gender perspectives in peace agreements, and the challenges of advocating for gender inclusive peace processes in fragmented contemporary conflicts. Upon completing the course, participants will:
- understand the different ways that peace processes can support or endanger gender equality across a variety of contexts and conflicts
- become familiar with theories of gender, inclusion, and peace processes, and become comfortable with accessing, interpreting and using gender and peace process data
- develop core skills required for managing projects that are related to gender inclusion and peace processes, including conducting gender audits of peace agreements, using leading PeaceTech and data tools to assess gender inclusion in peace processes, and understanding strategies for inclusive change.
Designed by Sanja Bandanjak, this course introduces the cutting-edge field of PeaceTech, the use of data and technology to support peacebuilding initiatives. This short course is aimed at peacebuilding professionals in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, government, and/or academia. The course will introduce participants to social science data on peace and conflict, data analysis, and visualisations. Upon completing the course, participants will:
- be able to identify, access, download, and view data from the key peace- and conflict-related data resources
- have a core understanding of the requirements of appropriate research design, as required for undertaking or commissioning research
- be able to access and use common tools for data analysis and visualisation, and create visualisations with combined data from the PA-X Peace Agreement Database
This course is scheduled to run in January 2025.
PeaceRep delivers bespoke training sessions tailored to organisations’ specific needs, drawing on our extensive experience in supporting peace and transition processes. Our experts can provide training on a wide variety of peace and conflict transition issues, and we welcome expressions of interest from organisations looking to procure training programmes.
To discuss your organisation’s training needs, please contact the PeaceRep team: email@example.com
PeaceRep researchers design and teach courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at Edinburgh Law School. These courses draw on PeaceRep’s data-driven, comparative research into the design and management of peace and transition processes, and our innovative PeaceTech data visualisation work.
Courses taught by PeaceRep researchers at Edinburgh Law School in 2023/2024:
- Conflict and Peaceful Transition in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (Honours) – Led by Juline Beaujouan
- Global South Actors in International Relations and International Law (Honours; Postgraduate) – Led by Kathryn Nash
- Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (Postgraduate) – Led by Kathryn Nash
For current students:
These courses will also be offered as part of various programmes of study at the University of Edinburgh, and will complement existing courses that focus on public international law, human rights issues and humanitarian law, armed conflict, peace and security, and gender justice. For undergraduate and postgraduate students, PeaceRep courses are particularly relevant for those studying Politics, International Relations (PIR) and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, and International Development.
Current students can register for the above Honours and PG courses via EUCLID from September 2023.
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