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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Peacebuilding Essentials

Application Deadline
31st August 2024
1st September 2024
31st October 2025
Skill level
CHF 6400

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Peacebuilding Essentials is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge on peacebuilding. Peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate program provides a holistic understanding of peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies, and practices in the different fields of peacebuilding ranging from peace mediation, conflict transformation, the role of gender to dealing with the past. Additionally, you acquire skills and tools to apply in conflict situations.


In this program you will:

- get a comprehensive overview of different fields of peacebuilding.
- reflect critically on peacebuilding practices.
- link latest findings from research and best practices to your work.
- acquire practical peacebuilding skills and tools.
- lay the foundation for your next career step.
- exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.


Candidates must have:

- a university degree in a related discipline such as political science, law, economics or sociology
- at least two years of professional experience
- the intention to broaden their peacebuilding capabilities or to lay the foundation for a career in peacebuilding
- a good command of English.

Kasernenhof 8 4058 Basel Switzerland

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Human rights (in conflict)
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Civilian peacekeeping and accompaniment
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict management & conflict resolution
  • Conflict prevention
  • Peace education
  • Peacebuilding
  • Policing
  • Project management conflict-sensitive
  • Rule of law
  • Transitional justice
  • Designing peacebuilding & prevention programming
Languages English
Evaluation Portfolio
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
  • Not available
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies
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