Workshops and Training in Zones of Conflict
Promoting Conflict Resolution in Haiti
Since 2010, USIP’s Haiti Program and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) have partnered to help prevent violence and mediate conflict through dialogue in Haiti. One participant reflects on the workshop:
USIP Conflict Analysis Online Course Now Available in Farsi
The Farsi version of the Conflict Analysis Course is now available. Certificates are awarded for successful completion of all courses, all of which are available to the general public.
Online Course in Interfaith Conflict Resolution Wins Best Practices Award
USIP won the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) "Best Practices Silver Award" for 2009, following the release of the online course "Interfaith Conflict Resolution." The award is given to organizations that have designed and delivered outstanding best practices distance learning programming for an individual program or a series of programs.
Featured Publications & Tools
- U.S. Institute of Peace Teaches International Security Personnel to Resolve Conflicts without Resorting to the Use of Force
Over the past decade, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has trained members of police and military forces around the world to prepare them to participate in international peacekeeping operations or to contribute to post-conflict stabilization and rule of law interventions in their own or in other war-torn countries. Most of the training takes place outside the United States, from remote, rugged bases to centrally located schools and academies, from Senegal to Nepal, from Italy to the Philippines.
USIP’s Soolmaz Abooali takes a look at how karate and other sports can help stop fights before they happen. She recently participated in the 2009 World Cup in Poland, where she placed second in the competition.
In the Field
The Academy conducts its workshops and trainings in areas emerging from conflict, areas where peace and stability are threatened, and areas of active fighting.
- In Aghanistan, the Academy is conducting a series of "train-the-trainers" workshops in partnership with the Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan (WADAN) and is working with Kabul University on a variety of education issues.
- Our work in Iraq centers on the Network of Iraqi Facilitators, stengthening the education sector, and the SENSE program.
- The Academy is building a network of peace facilitators in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. Furthermore, we are providing training to Pakistani parliamentarians and have conducted a series of capacity building workshops for women leaders.
- In the Two Sudans, the Academy has conducted workshops on electoral violence prevention and has worked with education policymakers on the development of an undergraduate peace studies program.
- In Haiti, USIP has provided conflict resolution training to Haitian activists in NDI’s civil society network through three workshops, including a three-day session in July 2011.
- We have partnered with Colombian think tank Fundacion Ideas Para La Paz to present training workshops on Gender and Reintegration, Reconciliation, and Reparations in Colombia.
The Academy also conducts capacity building and skills training for a variety of international regional organizations, including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the State Department's African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program, and the Center of Excellence for Police Stability Units (CoESPU).