The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation will be held in Uppsala on 4-14 June 2018. It builds on 45 years of peace and conflict research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions in the peacebuilding field.
Many regional inter-governmental organisations active in the area of Dialogue and Mediation globally have created special units for engaging with conflict prevention, mediation, peacemaking or peacebuilding. Similar developments can be observed in regional civil society organisations. In this rapid and dynamic process, practitioners have increasingly come to realise the importance of a continuous exchange of knowledge, experience and perspectives to improve understanding and performance.
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This training is specially designed for practitioners, policymakers and researchers from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue in building and sustaining peace in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Participants will become acquainted with the latest research in this field, guided by skilled experts, and will jointly reflect on its relevance and applicability to their ongoing work while developing a network of colleagues from other countries.
Costs and Visa
The organisers will cover international travel from the closest international airport to the training venue in Uppsala, accommodation, breakfast and lunches during the stay in Uppsala. Participants are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas. The organisers will assist with the process by making sure that necessary documents for the visa application are provided.
Additional information on travel arrangements and visa processing will be sent to participants once they have been accepted.
Download the ‘Nomination form’ (PDF) and have it filled out by your employer. We recommend that your nominator fills it out digitally and then sign it by hand and scans it so you upload it along with your application. It is also recommended that you have your CV ready to upload when you apply.
You can find the online application form here. Kindly make sure you follow the instructions in the form carefully and upload your CV and signed nomination form to the linked folder. Deadline for applications is 15 March 2018.
Read the ‘Brochure’ (PDF) where you can learn more about the training and your eligibility to apply.