Asia is unique in its rich and diverse cultures, religions, natural and human resources. Unfortunately vast majority of the people still live under poverty line. Communal violence, suppression and deprivation of ethnic and religious minorities, arms race, war and conflict dashed the hope and aspirations for a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Asian unity. Part of it, due to colonial legacy and globalization process but part of it is our own making. Incompetent, corrupt governance, criminalization of politics and misinterpretation of religious teachings are many ways responsible for this situation.
Youth have been always frontline fighters for change. Today’s youth are many ways deprived from opportunities and support. In order to see a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Asia, youth can play very important and positive role.
A movement for peace and sustainable development in the region requires a new generation of peace activists and development workers.
International Institute of Peace Studies (formerly “Youth Coordination Center International”, YCCI) in cooperation with ARF – AMAN has been organizing Youth for Peace Training Workshop in South, South East Asia and the Middle East since 2004.
Course Director: Ekraj Sabur
Target Group: Young (female and male) leaders, scholars, teachers, post graduate students, NGO and social workers, and anyone else with a keen interest in approaching peacebuilding creatively.
Course Aim: You will get an understanding and dimension of peace and conflict. As a student/professional you will gain and build up knowledge and skills in promoting peace.
Period and Location
December 12 to December 18, 2013 (Bangkok, Thailand )
Goal: To create a new generation of young peacebuilders for peace, solidarity and sustainable development in Asia.
IIPS do not provide participants air fare cost. Successful participant are responsible for their travels. Local transportation, accommodation and foods are covered by IIPS during the workshop training.
To develop critical awareness among Asian youth about Asian realities and
challenges, Asian religions, traditions and cultures and engage them in social
actions for peace, justice and development
To facilitate collective learning process about understanding of the causes of
conflict, ways and means to transform conflict and build sustainable peace
To strengthen “Youth for Peace Net-work” in Asia and the Middle East
Participants: 30 young peace activists who are engaged in peace and development works from
Asia and the Middle East
Below 30 year of age
Socially engaged in peace and development works
Good command of English
Possess a leadership quality and potential to become a trainer
Applicant will continue to work for Peace Activity after graduation from this course
Team building, Group Dynamics and Discovering peace
Conflict & Violence and Conflict Analysis Tools
Exposure Visit & Art and Conflict Transcendence
Group work and Critical Thinking Theory
Gender and Peace Building & Conflict in Transition
Peace, Reconciliation & Development
Simulation on Inter-faith Dialogue and Human Rights and Peace
Community Work, Ethical Peace Building, Networking and Follow up Action
Reminders from the Secretariat:
1. Please do not apply if you do not have strong English skills. Proficiency in English is required. If you are accepted you will be required to participate in academic lectures, discussions and role plays in English.
2. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Interested applicants may email the Secretariat at: [email protected]
Click here for the application