Our training courses offer a practical introduction to innovation and technology for peacebuilders, covering innovation design processes, creative approaches and technology tools that can be successfully used to build peace and prevent conflict. The courses are based on Build Up’s research and experience implementing innovative peacebuilding on the ground.
We offer in-person, tailored training courses to organisations or teams. Drawing from a core body of material, we can adapt the course length and approach to the needs of organisations and teams. Some examples of courses include:
- One-day overview of the ‘peacetech’ field, including short case studies and best practices in innovation for peacebuilding;
- Three-day deep dive into best practices for innovation in peacebuilding, including an introduction to human-centred design for peacebuilding projects and programs;
- Five-day full human-centred design process for a peacebuilding program, taking a team from ideation all the way to planning for an innovative pilot;
- Deep dives (of varying length) into a particular area of peacebuilding innovation, such as using data for dialogue, peace engineering, creative arts for consultation, or rumour management and peace messaging.
Get in touch to discuss an in-person course for your organisation or team.
Registration is currently open for our Fall 2018 online course: register online or apply for a scholarship.
Peacetech 101 is a practical introduction to innovation and technology for peacebuilders. This 4-week online training course for individuals covers innovation processes and technology tools that can be successfully used to build peace and prevent conflict. This emerging body of practice is often referred to as ‘peacetech’.
Participants will emerge with a strong understanding of essential principles of peacetech and a core toolkit to design programs that strategically introduce technology tools and innovation processes to their peacebuilding work.
The training course is aimed at international and local peacebuilding professionals and practitioners. No prior knowledge of technology tools or innovation processes is required. However, we do assume a base knowledge and experience of peacebuilding programming.
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