Designing Peacebuilding Projects

Thematic Training for peace and conflict work

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Informationen zum Seminar

Michaela Leiss

Michaela Leiss

Trainerin für Foundations of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, PME, Designing Peacebuilding Projects, Do No Harm, Peace Education

    Registration Deadline

      05 February 2023

      Early Bird: When registering before 31 December 2022.

Who can register for this training?

The 5-day thematic training is offered to practitioners of peace and conflict work, as well as those who intend to work in the field.

Please be aware, that all costs for this training have to be paid by the participant (or their employer), including participation fees, costs for visa, travel expenses and accomodation. The Academy for Conflict Transformation is not able to grant scholarships or any other financial support.
Please make sure to clearly express your motivation and expectations for the training. Also, please share your experiences relevant to the topic. Otherwise your registration will not be processed.


During this thematic training, participants will be introduced to key terms from the wider field of planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning in the context of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. They will explore the underlying concepts and learn how to design, plan, implement and monitor peacebuilding projects and programs. By the end of this 5-day training, the participants will have developed conflict transformation & conflict sensitive peacebuilding programming skills, and are able to plan peacebuilding projects according to the RPP Matrix and apply the Do No Harm Framework.


The training aims to strengthen the skills of practitioners by building their capacity to plan a comprehensive peacebuilding project design and conduct the monitoring and evaluation of conflict sensitive peacebuilding and conflict transformation projects and strategies. At the same time, the training will deepen their existing skills in self-reflection and creative thinking through a number of multi-purpose exercises.

Key Topics

  • Planning for conflict transformation: getting to know the project cycle, project design process and proposal language
  • Applying the Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) Matrix to project examples from the participants' work context
  • Understanding Conflict Sensitivity and Applying the Do No Harm framework to their projects
  • Exploring different Monitoring and Evaluation tools


The training will be practical, participatory and experience-based; the insights, existing skills and knowledge of both the facilitator and the participants will form an integral part of the process. It will be grounded in the principles of adult learning. The tools and methodologies used in the training will be practiced and applied to conflict contexts and projects the participants suggest and are familiar with (or that are their own contexts). Participants will be encouraged to adapt and change the tools to make them their own.

  Further information

  Venue: Arbeitnehmer-Zentrum Königswinter (AZK), Johannes-Albers-Allee 3, Königswinter, Germany

  Price includes materials, lunch and coffee/tea

  Additional Costs: Costs for accommodation, additional meals and travel have to be additionally covered by the participants.

  This thematic training is part of our Full-time Course in Peace and Conflict Work. We have a few spots available for external participants.


Please register for this thematic training online via this website by 05 February 2023. We will then contact you for the next steps. Please note that the number of available spaces per training is limited, and registrations are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Visa: Participants from outside the EU will need a visa to enter Germany. We can generally support the visa process with a formal invitation letter from our side. Be advised that it takes a significant amount of time to get the visa processed, so be sure to start the process at the latest 6 weeks before the training start. Please make sure you are eligible and check the specific requirements and usual timeline for processing with your local German embassy. The responsibility for obtaining the visa lies with each of the participants themselves.

If you will need a visa to enter Germany, please send the contact persons (below) a notice through e-mail and attach a scanned copy of your passport - we need this in case we would support you with an invitation letter.