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  • Call for applications – Training Course August 2016: Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts

    Published on April 4, 2016

    About the course Countries that emerge from periods of violence or are undergoing complex and profound governance changes often need to rebuild or reform their public sector institutions and the governance relationship between state authorities and citizens. National and international experts/advisers seek to support these public authorities and other actors, on policy formulation and implementation. [...]

  • IPAT will host one-day training and learning event on citizen engagement in peacebuilding on 26 November

    Published on October 26, 2015

    Engaging People in Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Why and How? Interpeace’s International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT) will host a one-day training and learning event on citizen engagement in peacebuilding on 26 November. The event will be an opportunity to learn about practical ways to operationalize important aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promoting Just, Peaceful and [...]

  • Call for application – Intern for the International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT)

    Published on June 11, 2015

    Duty station: Geneva Position status: Full time Deadline for applications: Monday 20 July with interviews the week of 27 July. Starting date: Monday the 10th of August 2015, for a period of 6 months (minimum) up to a year. Interpeace is a Swiss non-profit organization that works in close partnership with national partner organizations and the [...]

  • Call for applications – Training Course August 2015: Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts

    Published on April 7, 2015

    About the course Following periods of prolonged violence or of complex and profound governance changes, countries seek to rebuild their public sector institutions and restore the relationship between state authorities and citizens. To accomplish this, authorities often call on national and international experts/advisers to help strengthen national capacities. Yet reviews of decades of technical assistance [...]

  • Call for applications – Intern for the International Peacebuilding Advisory Team

    Published on December 12, 2014

    Duty station: Geneva Position status: Full time Deadline for applications: 5 January 2015 Starting date: beginning of February, for a period of 6 months (minimum) up to a year Interpeace is a Swiss non-profit organization that works in close partnership with national partner organizations and the UN. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of [...]

  • Sixth course on Leadership for Peacebuilding

    Published on December 10, 2014

    Peacebuilding efforts are undertaken in environments with multiple actors and stakeholders, multiple centers of de facto power and influence, divergent interests and most often low levels of trust. The challenges are such that no actor – no matter how powerful and well resourced – can tackle them alone. These situations require ‘leadership’, which is the ability to bring people together towards a common goal. Notwithstanding formal hierarchies of authority, such ‘leadership’ can be required within an organization and is essential to foster collaboration between the many organized actors.

  • New IPAT coordinated course on Effective Advising in Complex and Fragile Situations

    Published on December 10, 2014

    For decades, ‘technical cooperation’ to strengthen State capacities has been a major instrument of international development and State-building support. Yet the record of its overall effectiveness is mediocre. Many factors can explain the limited effectiveness: some have to do with the recipients of this form of assistance, some with the practices of the providers, and others with the competencies of the ‘expert advisers’ themselves.

  • IPAT supports new partnership with Kenyan government

    Published on October 28, 2014

    IPAT Peacebuilding Adviser Michaela Ledesma traveled to Nairobi in May and August 2014 to advance a new partnership between the Interpeace East and Central Africa Regional Office and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Kenya. The national-level government body was formed following 2008 elections violence with a broad-based mandate to alleviate ethnic discrimination and promote [...]

  • A day on Conflict Sensitivity

    Published on September 23, 2014

    On 9/11 2014, a coincidental yet perhaps also symbolic date, IPAT facilitated a learning event on ‘conflict-sensitivity’ with staff of the Stability and Humanitarian Affairs Unit of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Netherlands are one of the supporting donors to IPAT, so it was a pleasure to be able to work together again. [...]

  • Reflections on planning for Local Ownership

    Published on September 16, 2014

    “After nine months in the country, the four person advisory team, made up of two South Koreans, a Japanese and a Singaporean, of the Asean Assistance Mission in Switzerland (AAMIS), have started urging the Swiss government to take more ownership of their immigration and naturalization policy.” Likely scenario? Not really? We expect the Swiss authorities [...]