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.

In-Person Courses

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.

Online Courses

Peacetech 101 is a practical introduction to innovation and technology for peacebuilders. The first of its kind, this course covers innovation processes and technology tools that can be successfully used to build peace and prevent conflict, an emerging body of practice often referred to as ‘peacetech’.
With 4-weeks of engaging content, plus a final week devoted to personal consultation with Build Up team members, participants will emerge with a strong understanding of the 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 with a focus on hands-on learning, practical content, and applicable tools. No prior knowledge of technology tools or innovation processes is required. However, we do assume a base knowledge and experience of peacebuilding programming.
Register here for the upcoming training cycle, July 1 – Aug 2. We’re also offering 5 scholarships, apply here.
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