Peacebuilding and Nonviolent Conflicting Transformation

Peacebuilding &Nonviolent Conflict Transformation

1 Basic Nonviolence workshop (BNVW).

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the concepts, principles, and methods of nonviolence. Participants reflect on their local context, learn from experiences of other people who have used nonviolent methods to transform conflicts and injustice to better life.

2. Nonviolence training of trainers (NVTOT).

This is a 7-10-day training in nonviolence and capacity building as trainer and facilitator in nonviolence. The participants of this training acquire both knowledge and practical skills in nonviolence to transform conflicts and to achieve a just and sustainable peace.

3. Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP).

Alternatives to Violence Project is a participatory, experience-based workshop that lasts for 3 days. It was first developed in 1975 by Quakers in the context of the Bronx prison in New York.  Since then, its workshops have spread to different contexts all over the world. Basis of the workshop is to create space for what is called “transforming power” and look at possibilities on how each of us can help to transform our conflicts in a nonviolent way. The model of the workshops, that are based on a sequence of one basic workshop and two advanced and one training of facilitators workshop.

4. Nonviolence and Interfaith Dialogue (NVIFD).

Almost all religions believe and have nonviolence basis in their religious sources (the Holy Bible, Quran…etc). Nonviolence and Interfaith Dialogue seeks to promote religious tolerance and celebrate religious diversity as strength. It challenges religious leaders and members of the civil society to commit to dialogue and work to promote peace as a way of life.

5. Nonviolent Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (NVCTPB).

This training focuses on understanding the root-causes of the conflict, map local actors, identify connectors and dividers and lay community based approach to prevent and manage potential conflicts, The workshop acts as a consultative forum for the conflict parties to analyse the conflict, suggest the best ways for dialogue, building and sustaining a positive peace.

6. Conflict sensitive journalism training

Good journalism is difficult work at the best of times. This is a 3-day training that focuses giving skills to journalist on reporting without prejudice. Professional journalists do not set out to reduce conflict. They seek to present accurate and impartial news. These training are both lecture and fieldwork practice for both radio and TV reporters.