Capacity Building

swisspeace provides capacity building for peacebuilding practitioners. This includes academic trainings, executive and practice-oriented courses on specific topics relevant to peacebuilding, as well as tailor-made trainings and special courses for partner organizations.
Capacity building also takes place in collaborative learning processes on specific context-related topics that draw on the experience and expertise of the participants.

Latest Activities

Mandate for UN Women, 2011

Workshops on Gender and Mediations

swisspeace conducted regional workshops on gender and mediation for West Africa and Central Asia focusing on gender-analysis, the role of women and gender issues in negotiations.


Mandate for the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency, 2011

Women's rights in the Arab Spring

3-day regional gender training workshop for SDC staff in Beirut. More info in the KOFF newsletter.


Mandate for the UN Mediation Support Unit and the FDFA, 2011

Process design in the mediation field

2-day training workshop for UN staff involved in mediation on process design in the peace mediation field. More info in the KOFF newsletter.


Mandate for Mediation Support Unit (MSU) of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (UNDPA), 2010

Expert Workshop on Mediating Ceasefire and Cessation of Hostilities Agreements

Contribution to a workshop for international experts with political, military, legal and human rights background. The objectives were to build a community of practice to support the development of ceasefire agreements in peace processes and to develop in-depth guidance material for mediators.