Designing Peace projects

Thematic training for peace and conflict work


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Michaela Leiss

Michaela Leiss

Trainer for Foundations of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, PME, Designing Peacebuilding Projects, Do No Harm, Peace Education
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When: 10–14 April 2024 (5 days) from 9:00 to 17:30 daily

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

Fee: €800 including materials, lunch and coffee/tea

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

Registration Deadline: 14 January 2024


What: This training is also part of our full-time course in peace and conflict work. The training can also be booked en bloc together with two other trainings for a reduced fee (10% off). For further information, please see our course block: peace programming.

Who can register for this training?

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

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a maximum of 16 participants. Register early to reserve your place!


During this 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 impact oriented projects and programs through the Reflecting on Peace Practice Framework. By the end of this 5-day training, the participants will have developed conflict transformation programming skills, and are able to plan peacebuilding projects according to the RPP Matrix, also with due consideration to the programming challenges and dilemmas.


  • Understand the concept of impact PME in peace work
  • Design impact oriented projects through the Reflecting on Peace Practice framework using real case studies
  • Identify dilemmas and challenges in peace programming and strategies to address them
  • Developed a plan for follow up and application in their own work context.

Key Concepts

  • Creating impact in Peacebuilding
  • Strategic entry points (linked to the conflict analysis of the previous module)
  • Reflecting on Peace Practice
  • Impact oriented program design


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.

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate and become part of the academy’s alumni network.


Please register for this training online via our website by 14 January 2024. We will then contact you for the next steps. Please note that the number of available spaces per training is limited, and that your participation in the training is only guaranteed if the training fee is paid in time. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Please make sure to clearly express your motivation and expectations for the training. Also, please share your experiences relevant to the topic.

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 8 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.

Register bindingly for this training.

Or klick here for more information and to register to the combined block with a 10% discount.

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