This course introduces key concepts and issues related to peacebuilding in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies. It aims to examine central challenges in peacebuilding as part of development cooperation – both in terms of theory and practice. The course is comprised of three parts. Part I explores frameworks for peacebuilding. In so doing, students will be equipped with some conflict analysis and impact assessment tools. Part II explores three basic strategies commonly seen in peacebuilding: a) humanitarian/emergency response, b) institutionalization, and c) societal reconstruction. Part III focuses on cross-sector issues, exploring some foundational themes for sustainable peace.
Infomed during the first class.
The first class of 2017 is on 24 April.