Peacebuilding Manual/Building Local Capacities in long-term peacebuilding

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Building Local Capacities in Peacebuilding

Long-term peacebuilding and conflict-management capacities can be built through participatory training, workshops on key issues, exposure visits to existing programmes, and ongoing coaching, combined with monitoring and evaluation. Minimal resources would be required to support small projects or peace-related events or activities. The programmes would be responsive rather than prescriptive, incorporating the flexibility to adapt according to local conditions. Rather than imposing values or preconceived processes, they would encourage self-analysis and would focus on building human capital.

Peacebuilders, within communities and otherwise, need to possess a specific skill set if they want to be successful in building peace and resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. Key skills, required in peacebuilders, include:


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