My Peacebuilder Foundations is a six-part online course designed to teach students the basics of peacebuilding. The self-paced content can be completed in approximately 20 hours.
Course completion achieves understanding of fundamental drivers of conflict and peace, as well as a more informed capacity to frame a problem statement and create a peace project idea.
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Everyone has the potential to be a peacebuilder. Begin your journey by learning how peacebuilding fits into the history and evolution of peace.
Harm exists at multiple levels—structurally, culturally, and directly. In this module, learn how peace, violence, conflict, and power are all connected.
Healing begins with an understanding of human rights and how power plays a part in healing. In this module, learn about the paths to healing and begin to consider how, through a Peace Project, you can bring healing to your community.
What do you feel when you see suffering? Pity? Sympathy? Empathy? Compassion? In this module, learn how to distinguish between these reactions and begin to apply that thinking to your role as a peacebuilder.
You know the basic concepts for building peace. Now it’s time to put those concepts to action. In this module, get experience using various tools to make peacebuilding a reality in your community.
In the final module, learn how you can apply everything you’ve learned by identifying an issue and planning how you will approach that issue by participating in a Peace Project.