Offer: WAPI 2013: Call for Applications / Appel à candidature - Deadline: August 12, 2013
"The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) is one of the leading peacebuilding organizations in Africa.
The mandate of WANEP is to build the capacity of peacebuilding, development and human rights practitioners in Africa and worldwide on peace and security issues to promote and protect human security through context specific tools and indigenous techniques.
To fulfil its mandate, WANEP in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), holds each year a three-week training session in peacebuilding in Accra, Ghana.
WAPI was established to provide specialized, intensive, and culturally sensitive training in conflict transformation and peacebuilding to individuals, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Business Community, Policy-makers, Government institutions and other relevant actors from West Africa and worldwide. For the past years, WAPI has provided the space and platform for the actualization of WANEP’s vision for the prevention and resolution of conflicts in Africa. Since 2002 to date WAPI has trained over 400 practitioners in Peacebuilding Paradigms; human rights; conflict, Human Security; Dialogue and Mediation; Youth and Peace Education; Gender and Peacebuilding, Early warning and Early response; etc.
Aim and Objectives of WAPI:
The major aim of WAPI is to provide knowledge and expertise on peacebuilding and conflict prevention to reduce and eliminate the frequency and severity of violent conflict.
The specific objectives are however:
To develop action-oriented capacity for conflict transformation and peacebuilding
To increase the number of competent, informed and active peacebuilding practitioners in West Africa and worldwide
To provide quality training in peacebuilding at a reduced cost
To develop context specific and indigenous models of conflict transformation and peacebuilding that can be integrated with existing models
To provide skills to respond to workplace disputes in order to increase productivity for national development
And to bridge the gap between policy and practice in peacebuilding
The courses at WAPI blend theory and practice. The teaching method is highly participatory and interactive, providing space for extensive participant contribution, group discussion, role-plays and simulation, in addition to formal teaching. The curriculum is designed and structured to encourage reflective learning and participants work in groups that take advantage of their range of experience in different political, social, religious and cultural contexts.
The training covers a range of courses on Theories and Practice of Peacebuilding; Dialogue and Mediation; Women and Gender Mainstreaming into Peacebuilding; Youth and Peace Education; Early Warning and Early Response, Natural Resource Conflict Management; Human Security and Peacebuilding, etc.
COST OF PARTICIPATION
Each course costs USD 1000 (One Thousand US Dollars) which includes tuition, course material, catering, accommodation, and certification.
You can apply to a maximum of three courses with one course per session as courses in each session run concurrently.
The course is conducted in English and French as simultaneous English/French interpretations will be provided.
Faculty members of WAPI are renowned academics, professionals and practitioners in the area of, Peace and Security, Development and International Affairs. They have years of knowledge and practice experience in their respective field and we are glad that WAPI has provided the platform for them to impart knowledge acquired to others.
For further information please go to:
Call for Application-WAPI 2013: http://www.wanep.org/wanep/files/wapi/2013/Call_for_Application-WAPI_201...
WAPI Application Form-Eng-2013: http://www.wanep.org/wanep/files/wapi/2013/WAPI_Application_Form-Eng-201...
Fiche d'inscription-WAPI 2013: http://www.wanep.org/wanep/files/wapi/2013/Fiche_dinscription-WAPI_2013.doc
Appel à candidature-WAPI 2013: http://www.wanep.org/wanep/files/wapi/2013/Appel_a_candidature-WAPI_2013...