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 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), 2009

Capacity-Building for Cercapaz in Colombia

swisspeace conducted workshops and provided individual consultations to the Cercapaz program in Colombia. The focus was on concepts and instruments of conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding, lessons learned in the sensitive field of patriarchal violence structures, the outlook for social change and gender equality.


Mandate for German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2009

Conflict Management for Afghan Civil Society and Administration

swisspeace organized a workshop to enhance the conflict management capacities of members of the Afghan civil society and administration.


Mandate for UN Mediation Support Unit and Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), 2008

Capacity-Building Workshop in the Central African Republic

swisspeace organized a capacity-building workshop in dialogue and negotiations skills for the members of the preparatory committee of the Inclusive Dialogue in the Central African Republic.


Mandate for Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), 2008

Capacity Building on Negotiation for Darfur Movement

One-week training event took place in Uganda in 2008 and focussed on the specific knowledge, skills and strategizing capacity needed by parties to engage effectively in a mediation process.