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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Methodologies

Skill level
On campus
CHF 8000

Peacebuilding, development and humanitarian actors require a specific skillset to work effectively in contexts prone to violent conflict, including high adaptability to rapidly changing environments. The CAS in Peacebuilding Methodologies is composed of 4 methodological trainings of your choice.


The CAS in Civilian Peacebuilding Methodologies is composed of 4 elective methodological trainings:

Conflict Analysis Training, 3 days, 2 ECTS
Conflict Sensitivity Training, 3 days, 2 ECTS
Human Rights & Conflict Transformation Training, 3 days, 2 ECTS
Preventing Violent Conflicts Course, 3 days, 2 ECTS
Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts Training, 3 days, 2 ECTS

Other methodological trainings may be counted towards this CAS (e.g. designing peacebuilding projects, evaluating peacebuilding projects, etc.).


The course is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their experiences with academic insights and practical knowledge on Peacebuilding Methodologies.

Sonnenbergstrasse 17 3001 Bern Switzerland

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Culture and identity
  • Diplomacy
  • Gender / Gender mainstreaming
  • Human rights (in conflict)
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Civilian peacekeeping and accompaniment
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict management & conflict resolution
  • Conflict prevention
  • Institutional development / capacity building
  • Mediation & negotiation
  • Peace education
  • Peacebuilding
  • Policing
  • Religion
  • Rule of law
  • Transitional justice
  • Crisis management
  • Designing peacebuilding & prevention programming
  • Cultural awareness & communication
Languages English
Evaluation Thesis
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Policy makers
  • Civil servants in governments
  • General public
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • NGO staff
  • Women
  • Other
  • Lecture
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Case Study
  • Role-play
  • CAS in Civilian Peacebuilding Methodologies
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies
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