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

Beyond Ceasefires Initiative, 2016

Mediation Program Collaboration with the Beyond Ceasefires Initiative (BCI)

The Mediation program, through the mediation support project (MSP), has been collaborating with the Beyond Ceasefires Initiative (BCI) to support the peace process in Myanmar.


15 March 2016

Early Warning Systems

Laurent Goetschel and Lisa Ott gave a presentation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the challenges and opportunities for conflict early warning systems at a workshop of the national committees for the prevention of genocide established in the framework of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. The workshop was organized by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.


29 February - 4 March 2016

Course on National Dialogue & Peace Mediation

swisspeace conducted the 5-day course at the University of Basel. In this course participants got insights into the design and the implementation of effective national dialogues while being trained in mediation skills. Further information


17-19 February 2016

Course on Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts

swisspeace conducted the 3-day course at the University of Basel. In this course participants learned how to make their programs most relevant in fragile contexts. Further information