Alert's dedicated Training and Learning Team is comprised of experienced training professionals drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, including peacebuilding, mediation, development, humanitarian response and election observation.
The Team works directly with Alert field programs and uses training and learning methodologies to help maximize the impact of local peacebuilding efforts. For example the Team is working with local peace builders in the Eastern DRC, Liberia and Sierra Leone on a wider range of issues from land-law reform to increasing women's political participation.
Drawing on experiences from Alert's field programs the Training and Learning Team also works with key policy makers and practitioners in government, UN missions and agencies, donor organisations and development and humanitarian agencies to support them in conflict sensitising their policies and interventions.
In addition, the Training and Learning Team works to support knowledge management within Alert and to ensure that Alert's own peacebuilding practice continues to evolve.
In order to maintain the continued high impact of our trainings, Alert is actively engaged in a range of training networks, including the European Group on Training (EGT). For the past nine years the EGT has been providing training for civilians deployed on EU crisis management missions. The EGT provides a forum for sharing expertise and best practices between training institutions in 22 EU Member States. As part of our engagement in the EGT, Alert has conducted research on European Vocational Education and Training standards, with regards to training accreditation and implementation standards.
Alert offers a range of public courses in peacebuilding issues throughout the year and also offers a range of bespoke training and consultancy services.
Reintegration of Ex-Combatants
13th to 20th June 2010
Integrating gender consideration into peacebuilding and conflict responses
5th to 7th July 2010
All Good Development Causes Conflict: Conflict Sensitivity and Development Programming
7th to 10th September 2010
A Climate of Conflict: Conflict Sensitive Programming and Climate Change
29th September to 1st October 2010
For a complete list of 2010 courses, visit http://www.international-alert.org/training/index.php?t=3