Violent conflicts and situations of insecurity continue to plague the African continent in recent years. There are ongoing conflicts as well as “new wars” which has given rise to a lot of humanitarian causalities and concerns. For decades, countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea- Bissau were crippled by conflicts and civil strife in which violence and incessant killings were prevalent. While violent conflicts are declining in the West African sub-region, recent insurgencies in the Sahel region affecting countries such as Mali, Niger and Mauritania and low intensity conflicts surging within notably stable countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal sends alarming signals of the possible re-surfacing of internal and regional violent conflicts. It is in this regard that conflict analysis as well as mediation is necessary to provide a deeper understanding of conflict trends and contexts, and also as a means to mitigate the insecurities that arise out of these volatile situations.
The Conflict Analysis and Mediation Course was therefore designed to increase the understanding on the different tools, frameworks and aspects of conflict analysis and mediation among stakeholders for the purposes of conflict prevention, management and resolution.
The Conflict Analysis and Mediation Course has been designed with the aim of strengthening the critical, analytical and practical conflict analysis, mediation and negotiation skills, including the development of multi-level, locally relevant and tailor made approaches to conflict resolution. In order for it to be relevant to professional conflict resolution participants, the course aims at enabling the sharing of experiences and lessons learned in multi-track mediation and peace processes.
At the end of the course participants will be able to;
The Collaborative Problem-based learning approach will be used in the delivery of the Course. Through a combination of lectures, simulation exercises, video/movies presentations, group work, role plays, case study analysis, and discussions, the course seeks to enhance participant’s theoretical as well as practical understanding of Conflict Analysis and Mediation in the Region. Following the completion of each module, participants will be encouraged to participate in group discussions to further their understanding of the concept’s more nuanced arguments.
The course is open to individuals and organizations whose members/staff find themselves undertaking/supporting mediation efforts. Among the organizations targeted for participation in the course are: UN Missions in Africa, African Union, ECOWAS and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) such as Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Practitioners in mediation related jobs are also encouraged to apply.
Each participant shall be required to pay a non refundable commitment fee of $500 USD (five hundred US Dollars). Participants who will require visa on arrival will also be responsible for the cost of the visas. KAIPTC shall be responsible for participant’s external (within Africa) travel, accommodation and feeding during the duration of the course.
Interested applicants are requested to kindly click here to apply
Application Deadline: January 19, 2018
Marylyn Akabutu Auguster Armah
Training Coordinator Assistant Course Director
Tel: 233 302 718 200 Ext.1012 Tel: 233 302 718 200 Ext.1034
Fax: 233 302 718 201
 Nancy Annan: Violent Conflicts and Civil Strife: Causes, Challenges and Prospects (International Journal of Security and Development)