Power and Identities in Peace and Conflict Work

Thematic Training for peace and conflict work

Confonting Racism and Colonial Continuities
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Information about the seminar

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Early bird price

   Registration Deadline

    05 February 2023

    Early Bird: When registering before 31 December 2022.

Who can register for this training?

The 4-day thematic training is offered to practitioners of peace and conflict work, humanitarian or development cooperation, or those who intend to work in these fields.

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.


Identity is complex, fluid and changing. Identity power and relationships can be used as an instrument for inclusion, but also othering, and can therefore prove to be pivotal  in conflict transformation. Peace and conflict work includes  working with a multitude of actors who have various and multi-faceted identities and  often unequal access to power. Their different perspectives on the conflicts in question, their role and willingness to engage in peacebuilding are essential in addressing the root causes and elements of conflict.

The training aims to enable peace and conflict workers to play a role in supporting or providing a space where conflicts are constructively addressed, while at the same time giving them a chance  to critically explore  identity and power for themselves and reflect on their own motivations, roles, legitimacy and impact in the field.


  • Critically examine and evaluate peace interventions through the lenses of identity
  • Explore the concepts of power, intersectionality, culture and privilege and the importance of those within the peacebuilding field
  • Reflect on one’s own privileges, as well as the abilities & expectations that come with that
  • Develop tools and strategies for inclusive peacebuilding interventions.

Key Topics

  • Getting familiar with relevant concepts (such as: identity, power and power relationships, racism, diversity, postcolonialism and intersectionality etc.)
  • Reflecting those concepts in relation to one´s current field of work
  • Identify mechanisms for diversity
  • Concrete tools and strategies for inclusive peacebuilding


  • Adult teaching and learning methodologies
  • Use of creative and participatory methods for individual and group tasks and activities
  • Short inputs as impulse for discussion and selected literature excerpts

  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.

       Register bindingly for this training

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.