Environment, People and Conflict

Thematic training for peace and conflict work

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Information about the seminar

Time frame
Seminar type
In-Person Seminar
Seminar language

When: 19–22 April 2024 (4 days) from 9:00 to 17:30 daily

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

Fee: €640 including materials, lunch and coffee/tea

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

Registration Deadline: 28 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: mainstreaming cross-cutting themes.

Who can register for this training?

The 4-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!


The connections between environment and conflict have become more and more visible within the past years. With climate change as a threat multiplier that puts additional pressure on already fragile governance structures, or ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods of people, the need to understand and address these connections have become immanent. In this training we practice a comprehensive and systematic approach to analyze the interlinkages of environment and conflict, including it into existing programs for sustainable impact.  


  • Explain the interlink / interdependence between the environment, people and conflict
  • Gain the ability to conduct a systems-based environmental conflict analysis
  • Deliver programming support based on such an analysis that addresses environmental impacts, conflict and fragility together
  • Design a peace program that mainstreams environmental issues
  • Identify tools and methods that are applicable in their own work / conflict settings.

Key Concepts

  • Key Concepts and definitions
  • Interdependence between the environment, people and conflict
  • Mapping environmental vulnerabilities and conflict drivers
  • Mapping drivers for resilience, peace and social cohesion
  • Finding leverage in the conflict, environmental vulnerability system
  • Integration in peace programming


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 workshop 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 28 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 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.

For further information on our cancellation policies and financing options, please see our FAQs.