Uppsala University/Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation 2020 International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM)

This training provides practitioners, policymakers and researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the use of dialogue and mediation in building and sustaining peace.

Application Deadline: 10th March 2020

To be Taken at (Country): Uppsala, Sweden.


About the Award: Each year the Foundation holds the International Training on Dialogue and Mediation with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. It welcomes participants from around the world to Uppsala for ten days of interactive lectures and training. The programme builds on 45 years of peace and conflict research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions in the peacebuilding field.

Many regional inter-governmental organisations active in the area of dialogue and mediation globally have created special units for engaging with conflict prevention, mediation, peacemaking or peacebuilding. Similar developments can be observed in regional civil society organisations. In this rapid and dynamic process, practitioners have increasingly come to realise the importance of a continuous exchange of knowledge, experience and perspectives to improve understanding and performance.

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Type: Training

Eligibility: This training is specially designed for practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and mid-level leaders from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue in building and sustaining peace in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Participants become acquainted with the latest research in this field, guided by skilled experts, and will jointly reflect on its relevance and applicability to their ongoing work while developing a network of colleagues from other countries.

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Number of Awards: 25

Value of Award:

  • The organisers will cover international travel from the closest international airport to the training venue in Uppsala, accommodation, breakfast and lunches during the stay in Uppsala.
  • Participants are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas. The organisers will assist with the process by making sure that necessary documents for the visa application are provided.
  • Additional information on financial arrangements and visa processing will be sent to participants once they have been accepted.
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Duration of Award: 2-12 June 2020

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  • It is important to go through all application requirements before applying.

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