Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution (PICR)

Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution (PICR)


UNAMID peacekeepers guard supply convoy


The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in collaboration with the Peace Operations Training Institute offers a course in Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution. The course explores the significant areas that will improve responses to today’s complex emergencies, including conflict analysis and mapping, early warning and conflict prevention, contingency and complementarity approaches, interagency coordination, post-conflict peacebuilding and reconciliation, cultural understanding and gender. This course also explores the emergence and development of the academic discipline of Conflict Resolution and its relation to the evolution of peacekeeping. The contributions of Conflict Resolution theory and practice to peacekeeping are identified early and considered throughout the course. The nature of conflict and the dynamics of contemporary conflict are defined along with key concepts and techniques for resolving conflict.

Course Aim

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the field of Conflict Resolution and its application both theoretically and practically to peacekeeping intervention in contemporary international conflicts.

Course Content

  • The Emergence and Development of the Field of Conflict Resolution
  • The Nature of Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution: Key Concepts and Skills
  • Contemporary Conflict Dynamics
  • Conflict Mapping
  • Early Warning and Conflict Prevention
  • Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution in War Zones
  • Peace Settlement and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
  • Culture, Conflict Resolution, and Peacekeeping
  • The Role of Gender in Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping

Target Group

The target group for the PICR Course will be predominantly military, police, civilian mission staff and civil society actors of the rank of Captain to Colonel and Police/Civilian equivalent.

Relevant Information

The course is produced in English ONLY

How to Apply

All Interested applicant should apply via the LMS.



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