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Peacebuilding in Divided Societies Programme 2024

Peacebuilding in Divided Societies Programme 2024

Fundamentals of negotiation and peacebuilding workshops

February and March 2024

Are you between 18 to 30 years old and interested in learning the fundamentals of negotiation and gender inclusive peacebuilding? Then come join us for a hybrid programme of interactive workshops facilitated by local and international experts.

See below for programme details and how to apply.

Workshops dates

Workshop 1: Conflict management tools: A primer

Date: 15 February 2024

Time: 17:30-19:30

Location: Online


Workshop 2: Gender inclusive peacebuilding: perspectives from practitioners

Date: 20 February 2024

Time: 17:30-19:30

Location: Ledra Palace Hotel, UN buffer zone 


Workshop 3: The practice of negotiation: Simulation exercise

Date: 2 & 3 March 2024

Time: 14:00 – 18:00

Location: Ledra Palace Hotel, UN buffer zone

What to expect?

Interactive hybrid workshops facilitated by peacebuilding and conflict management expert Dr. Hrach Gregorian, President of the Institute of World Affairs, who will share global perspectives on these topical issues; Foundational theoretical and practical tools for building durable peace; A strong focus on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and gender inclusive peacebuilding; Two-day negotiation simulation where you will be tasked to resolve a fictional conflict scenario through role playing in teams; Meet and connect with fellow youth with similar interests from all communities living in the island; Opportunities to participate in exclusive future networking events with alumni of the programme and international and local experts; All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Who are we looking for?

Youth aged 18-30 years old from all communities living in Cyprus. Based on availability and relevant experience, spots may be available to participants outside of this age category; Strong interest in peacebuilding and women’s involvement in peace processes; Commitment to join all workshops (certificates for participation will only be given to those who complete all workshops); Interest in being part of the alumni community of the programme;  Fluency in English.

We strive for gender diversity and equal representation among youth from all communities in Cyprus.

How to apply?

Apply here (https://forms.office.com/e/y3Mt8PQ5ue) by Sunday, 28 January 2024. Selected participants will be informed via email by Friday, 2 February 2024, on the outcome of their application. Note that spaces are limited and not all applicants will be selected. 

The workshops are part of UNFICYP's Peacebuilding in Divided Societies programme, which aims to strengthen women and young people’s input to discussions on peace and security, with a focus on peacebuilding, social action, leadership, negotiation, and mediation processes.