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Next course cohort & Deadline for registration: TBD

Interpeace aims to launch the online training during the last quarter of 2021.

About the course

Interpeace’s peace responsiveness course is an online training that blends self-paced learning with facilitated live webinars.

The course equips professionals and advisers of humanitarian and development organizations with substantive knowledge and skills to maximise the peace contributions of technical initiatives in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. The course also covers the types of personal agency and organizational environment that are required to overcome barriers and catalyse change towards peace-responsive approaches in international assistance. In this regard, the course aims to support the operationalisation of the UN Sustaining Peace agenda as well as the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus.

Organized in cohorts who take the course within a specific period of time, the participants go through the modules at their own pace. Over the course duration, the participants e-meet thrice with the facilitators and their peers to be able to exchange and ask questions. A fictitious case study developed specifically for the training, different types of assessments and a learning journal ensure an interactive and practical learning experience.

Learning objectives

After taking the course, participants will be better equipped to embed peace responsiveness principles, methods and processes into programmes and wider organizational practice, and have had the chance to reflect on the role they can play in the changes required for the international system as a whole to better support conflict-affected societies.

Participants will have more tools at hand to

  • meaningfully contribute to building sustaining peace, thereby increasing societal resilience to conflict and violence and paving the way for progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • increase the peace effectiveness of humanitarian and development initiatives in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, and by doing so, equally increase the programmatic effectiveness of such initiatives;
  • act as change agents to catalyse and propel peace responsiveness within their own organizations and the broader humanitarian and development system.



More information & contact

For more information on content, methodology and training team, please refer to the course brochure. [add hyperlink or icon]

Still have more questions? Please contact the course coordinator, Ms. Valérie Künzler, at