The Positive Peace Academy gives participants a chance to join those working and researching in the dynamic field of peace and conflict studies.

Positive Peace Academy: Free Online Course on Peace Building

Built on the back of a series of successful Positive Peace workshops and years of peace data analysis, the online course provides participants with the skills to develop peace and take action at a grassroots and institutional level.

The Positive Peace framework is highly flexible and can open doors for peace and conflict resolution in any community, in any country.

Academy participants will learn about the concept of Positive Peace and the actionable framework used to implement its eight pillars.

More than an absence of violence, Positive Peace is associated with many other social characteristics that are considered desirable, including stronger economic outcomes, higher levels of inclusiveness and more sustainable environmental performance.

Positive Peace in action

Mexico: Follow in the footsteps of youth leaders in Mexico, who engaged in social entrepreneurship, civic engagement and leadership by undertaking the Positive Peace program ‘Un Mexico Mas Fuerte: Pilares de Paz Positiva’. This program was so successful it was replicated in 2019.

After the first Positive Peace Encounter in Mexico, returning participant Yesenia Uribe was able to action  environmental changes in her community to promote peacefulness.

“Before the workshops, I had the idea that it was very hard as individuals to help and collaborate in the construction of peace…ever since, I have realised all the tools and opportunities that we have to build peace in our communities.” (Yesenia Uribe)

Colombia: The Positive Peace for Colombian Youth workshop brought together 250 students and civil society members in Colombia, and established a coalition building process, forming a strong group of dedicated peacebuilders. Future opportunities for standout participants were encouraged through a follow-up Strengthening of Leaders program.

Uganda: Jude Kakuba, a community Rotary member in Uganda, developed the Ugandan Kakuba literacy project to implement the pillars of Positive Peace and transform a local school and community.  By providing scholastic materials such as text books, Jude addressed the Equitable Distribution of Resources pillar, by educating adolescent girls about menstrual hygiene Jude’s program addressed the Acceptance of the Rights of Others pillar. Even with limited available resources, Jude found that improving one area or pillar can lead to a positive effects spilling over into other areas.

“There is so much that our limited resources can do for so many people in the world.” (Jude Kakuba)

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