Interpeace’s Peace Responsiveness Online Training is a course that blends self-paced learning with virtual trainer sessions. It’s the first of its kind to focus on articulating peace contributions by humanitarian, development and multi-mandate actors, and to apply a whole-of-organization and a whole-of-system approach to sustaining peace. 
About the course

The course equips humanitarian, development and peacebuilding professionals with substantive knowledge and skills to maximise the peace contributions of technical initiatives, e.g. food security, WASH or health 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 to catalyse change towards peace-responsive approaches in international assistance. In doing so, the course seeks to support the operationalisation of the UN Sustaining Peace Agenda and the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus.

Organized in cohorts, participants go through training modules at their own pace, within a defined timeframe of two months. During this period, participants e-meet thrice with the training facilitators and their peers to be able to exchange and ask questions. A fictional case study developed specifically for the training, different types of assessments and a learning journal ensure an interactive and practical learning experience. 



What will you learn?

After taking the course, participants will have more tools at hand to:

  • Meaningfully contribute to sustaining peace, thereby increasing societal resilience to conflict and violence and paving the way for progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Leverage the potential for peace effectiveness of humanitarian and development initiatives and, in so doing, increase the programmatic effectiveness of such initiatives
  • Act as change agents to catalyse and propel peace responsiveness within their own organizations and the broader international aid system.
Next course: important dates

Registration for the next course cohort is open from 4 to 25 April 2022. 

Course duration: 16 May to 15 July 2022 

  • Session 1: 19 May, 15:00-16:30 CET
  • Session 2 – Group A: 13 June, 13:30-15:30 CET
  • Session 2 – Group B: 13 June, 16:00-18:00 CET
  • Session 3 – Group A: 8 July, 14:30-17:00 CET
  • Session 3 – Group B: 15 July, 14:30-17:00 CET

Please note that participants are expected to attend and actively engage in all live sessions. This is a requirement to obtain a course certificate. As available spots per cohort are limited, we kindly ask you to make sure you can attend the sessions at the dates and time provided above. 

More information and how to apply

For more information on the course itself, the registration procedure and the training team, please refer to the course brochure:    


Applications are now closed for the first cohort of the Peace Responsiveness online training. Kindly check back later to apply for the next round.

Please note your account will become active once your application is accepted. You will be notified of this via the email provided.

Still have more questions?

Please contact the course coordinator,

Ms. Valérie Künzler, at