2017 Primary Course
Developing Experience, Confidence, and Professional Networks
Duration: Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Friday, February 16, 2018
[Monday, February 19 – Wednesday, February 21 is optional] (approximately 5 weeks)
Venue: Tokyo and Hiroshima City
Participation Fees: There will be no fees charged for selected participants
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (9:00 am Japan Time)
*Those from the following countries are eligible to apply for this year’s program: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq, Mali, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka and Tunisia
Download the application guidelines here
The Primary Course implemented by the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) is designed to develop the skills of practitioners in the field of peacebuilding and development. The Primary Course has the following three principles.
First, the Primary Course aims to develop the practical skills of the participants. Designed to develop human resources in the field of peacebuilding and development, the Primary Course provides the participants with opportunities to learn practical skills required on the ground of peacebuilding and development.
Second, the Primary Course is designed to develop the Competencies of the participants. Competencies refer to job performance skills on which international organizations place much value. Competencies specifically include practical skills such as leadership in a multinational environment. The Primary Course is a valuable opportunity for the participants to develop their competencies.
Finally, the Primary Course is an opportunity for networking among the participants in the field of peacebuilding and development. Human resource development in the long run requires networks of personal contacts and thus, networking among participants, graduates, and facilitators is invaluable.
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