Post Graduate Diploma in Peace Building and Development Studies

Course Overview

The program will offer courses in the areas of peace and conflict studies to enable students to become effective negotiators, mediators and arbitrators. It introduces students to concepts, ideas and theories on peace and conflict, and prepares them for careers as middle level workers as well as further education in other fields. The Pgd program seeks to expose students to the complexity and variety of peace and conflict studies at local, national and regional levels especially Africa. Students are given the necessary tools to understand and critically study and analyze conflict situations and how to deal with them.

They are given tools, knowledge and skills which they can use to evaluate the merits of particular strategies of creation of peace and resolution of conflict in order to facilitate development. The program equips students with necessary skills for critical thinking and robust imagination, good decision-making, administration, research, professional reading and writing, and capacity to fit in any career path in a quickly changing world, as well as helping in solving some of the development problems in the world.

Course Modules

MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE BUILDING

Unit 1 Meaning of Peacebuilding

Unit 2 Tasks and Elements of Peace Building

Unit 3 Restorative Justice as a peacebuilding Mechanism

Unit 4 Gender Justice and Mainstreaming Gender in Peacebuilding I

Unit 5 Gender Justice and Mainstreaming Gender in Peacebuilding II

 

MODULE 2 ARMS PROLIFERATION, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS

Unit 1 The Pattern of Arms Proliferation, Production and Distribution

Unit 2 International Instruments of Disarmament

Unit 3 Disarmament

Unit 4 Demobilization

Unit 5 Trauma Management

 

MODULE 3 THE POST CONFLICT ENVIRONMENT AND THE PHASE OF THE PEACE PROCESS

Unit 1 The Post Conflict Environment and the Phase of the Peace Process

Unit 2 Roles of Donor in Post conflict Peacebuilding

Unit 3 Roles of International Organizations in Post conflict Peacebuilding

Unit 4 Roles of Traditional Institutions in Post conflict Peacebuilding

Unit 5 Local Capacity Building Coordination

MODULE 4 REPATRIATION OF REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs)

Unit 1 Repatriation of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Unit 2 Human Rights Protection for Refugees and IDPs

Unit 3 Reckoning with War Crime and Past Abuses

Unit 4 Independent Judiciary and post conflict Reconstruction

Unit 5 Constitution: Making and Amendment Process (es)

MODULE 5 CONCEPTUALIZING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND PEACE BUILDING

Unit 1 Defining International Organization and Peace Building

Unit 2 International Organizations and Peace Building: Evolution

Unit 3 International Organizations and Peace Building: Brief Analysis of Their Organs and Roles

Unit 4 International Organizations and Peace Building: Constraints

MODULE 6 THE AGENTS OF TRANSFORMATION IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND PEACE BUILDING

Unit 1 State and Non-State Actors in the Promotion of a Just and Peaceful Society

Unit 2 Concept of Sovereignty in Relation to International Organization and Peace Building

Unit 3 Foreign Policies of the Major Powers as Facilitators or Conflict Generators in International Organizations and Peace Building

Unit 4 The Role of Municipal and International Laws as They Affect International Organizations and Peace-Building

Unit 5 Causes of International Conflicts

MODULE 7 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: PEACEMAKING, PEACE KEEPING, PEACE ENFORCEMENT, THEIR PROBLEMS AND STRUCTURES IN GLOBAL POLITICS

Unit 1 Definition of Peace Making, Peace Keeping, Peace Enforcement and Specific Case Studies

Unit 2 Problems Associated with Peace Making, Peace Keeping, and Peace Enforcement in Africa

Unit 3 United Nations and Peace Keeping Force

Unit 4 International Organizations as Structures of Global Politics

MODULE 8 ROLES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Unit 1 The Primary Roles of International, Continental and Regional Organizations in International Affairs and Peace Building

Unit 2 A Critical Review of the Performance of the International, Continental and Regional Organizations in Their Efforts at Maintaining International Peace and Security

Unit 3 The Role of International Court of Justice and Some Relevant Case Studies in Pursuance of Peace and Security

Unit 4 Issues and Challenges in the Field of Global Peace

MODULE 9 EMPHASIS ON PRE-CONFLICT PEACE BUILDING IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Unit 1 Conflict Management and the Roles of Super-Powers in International Affairs

Unit 2 A Review of The World’s Economic Order as a Peace Building Phenomenon

Unit 3 The World as a Global Village in the Context of International Peace and Security

Unit 4 The Future of International Organizations in the Pursuance of Peace Building Activities

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks

Merits

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

 

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: 

Email:info@actionafricainstitute.org

Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 24 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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