POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA (P.G.D.) IN PEACE AND ACTION.
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Post Graduate Diploma (P.G.D.) In Peace and Humanitarian Action. and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.
Overall Course Overview:
The main obstacle to development in a country is poor governance, insecurity and elusive peace. This impact of poor governance, insecurity and elusive peace breeds myriads of problems that hinder development in most of African countries. Indeed, disruption of peace and ensuing conflicts is a common phenomenon and affects every aspect of human society. The underlying causes of conflict and threat to peace are many and complex with undesirable ramifications on the stability of human society. Therefore understanding the multifold and inter-related causes of violence and conflict and creating the conditions for moving out of authoritarianism into a culture of peace and democracy remains a major challenge in the world today and more particularly in Africa. Stakeholders in conflict resolution, security and peace building require skills not only to mitigate the impact of conflicts but also to formulate effective strategies in conflict resolution and peace building and consequently the need for formal training to achieve this objective. Peace building and conflict studies skills are crucial for the stabilization and advancement of society. The peace and conflict studies programme trains experts who can help bring sustainable peace among diverse communities. Conflicts and the attempts to resolve them are utterly inherent in human nature. That is why conflicts generally, and armed conflicts in particular, along with efforts to resolve them, can be traced back to the advent of humans on the earth. An examination of the evolution of armed conflicts in human society reveals humans as a common denominator. The methods and means used in armed conflicts have only been changing up to contemporary times, with the most sophisticated weapons being used. Since armed conflicts have caused untold human suffering, the study of armed conflicts is necessary. The knowledge gained is then directed principally at conflict and crisis prevention and resolution. The concepts learned can apply to the different armed conflicts that have plagued mankind over the years, thus permitting the participants to be able to appreciate their dynamics and make comprehensive proposals for their resolution.
Introduction to Peace Operations
Milestones in UN Peacekeeping
Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis
Human Security in Post-Conflict Intervention
Transitional Justice and Peace-building
Natural Resources Management
Women and Peac-building
Leadership in Peace Operations
Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations
International humanitarian law: a refresher
Human rights in armed conflicts
The protection of civilians: challenges and trends
Peace operations, human rights and humanitarian law
Humanitarian action and humanitarian law
International criminal jurisdiction and armed conflicts
There are nine assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 60%,research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:52 Weeks – 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (12 Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $700
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org