Basic Conflict Management Course (BCMC)
Conflict is an inevitable part of human existence. It affects individuals, families, communities, and social groups, as well as institutions and nation-states. Conflict can be managed in ways that will reduce bad consequences that may include loss of lives, human suffering, economic losses and insecurity. The quest for peace in human society has resulted in series of efforts towards the prevention and management of conflicts. Such efforts may involve third party interventions, including mediation, diplomacy and problem solving training. In Nigeria, many communities are in dire need of persons with basic skills and knowledge that will help in preventing and managing incidences of conflict disorder.
Advanced Conflict Management Course (ACMC)
West Africa and indeed Nigeria has been inundated with series of conflicts. The situation in the region particularly in Nigeria shows that there are much more insecurity than ever, with increasingly concern on growing social tension and conflicts given rise to more displaced persons. These conflicts have also led to destruction of properties and infrastructure. The phenomenon of terrorism, banditry, cattle rustling, militancy, herders and farmers conflict as well as political, religion and ethnic intolerance have exacerbated conflict in Nigeria. Efforts by stakeholders in Nigeria have been more flaccid towards conflict prevention and management. Many violent conflicts would have been averted if there is proper understanding of how to manage issues before they degenerate into crisis as being experienced in the country. Hence, the need for communities in Nigeria to have experts, that will help in preventing and managing incidences of conflict disorder.
Strategic Course on Mediation and Negotiation (Chartered)
This course is strategically designed for professionals and other prospective candidates, seeking for means to reaching peaceful and agreed resolution to conflict or dispute. It is observed that the involved parties in disagreement often lack experience in strategic negotiation and, for some groups, even recognising the opposing side as a legitimate negotiating party or to identify strategic mediation techniques can be too much to ask. To complicate matters even further, the task of both skills is not always delegated to a trained mediator or negotiator, but may instead fall on the shoulders of individuals unfamiliar with the unique demands and skills required to mediate and negotiate successfully.
Senior Executive Course on Peacebuilding
The Senior Executive Course on Peacebuilding is a high-level course designed for senior executives in all sectors including the military, paramilitary, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector and individuals, who are interested in building and enhancing their capacities in activities that are incidental to peacebuilding at all levels of society. As the first of its kind and an all-encompassing package, the course promises to give rich knowledge on peacebuilding theories, techniques and practices that are beneficial to security, conflict management and resolution, policy as well as capacity building sectors, to promote peace and humanitarian assistance in Nigeria, and the rest of the world. The course is a nine-month programme that consists of lectures, discussions, group work, simulations, field trips/visitations and project writing. Beneficiaries of this course are qualified to be Fellows of Peace Institute (fpi). The contents of the course is comparable to any standard in the world, with highly experienced resource persons within and outside the country