2017 Calendar

Advanced Level Workshop on Peacebuilding
(1st – 5th February, 2017)

The body of knowledge about peacebuilding grows, but there is a persistent lack of clarity about what makes for effective peacebuilding. And while considerable knowledge exists about leadership, it fails to permeate the discipline of peacebuilding. This five-day leadership workshop provides an opportunity for current and potential leaders to enhance their understanding of sustainable peacebuilding and the leadership styles that can hope to achieve it. They will also learn how to apply this understanding to their own situations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The workshop targets current and potential leaders actively engaged in peacebuilding challenges, notably representatives of:

  • National Institutions, including government, ministries, commissions and the security sector
  • Civil Society, including traditional and religious leaders, NGOs, INGOs, trade unions, media, business, professional associations and women's groups
Participation is limited to 24, based on a competitive selection process, and is gender balanced. Full attendance is required
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 25 January 2017
VENUE: Imaguero College Hall, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: The course will be held in English; no translation is provided.
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DEVISING COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN NIGERIA
(3rd – 6th April, 2017)

This workshop series offers a unique opportunity to unpack the process of formulating a strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism in Nigeria. It examines the implications of UN Security Council Resolution 2178 for those involved in developing Nigeria's strategies for the prevention and countering of violent extremism (PVE/CVE). It also examines root causes of violent radicalism and studies the methods used to promote violent extremist ideologies.

Participants will examine the phenomena of foreign terrorist fighters and strategic communications. Experts and participants work together to develop new ideas for the most effective PVE/CVE practices.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Open to mid-career professionals working in government ministries and NGOs, as well as:
  • Individuals and representatives of organisations implementing programmes on the ground
  • Development agencies in parts of the country experiencing violent extremism
  • Community-based organisations conducting CVE/PVE activities
  • Private sector professionals and national officials from across the country
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 01 March 2017
VENUE: Vichy Gates Hotel and Conference Centre, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: The course will be held in English; no translation is provided.
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COMPREHENSIVE PEACEBUILDING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
(1st -2nd May 2017)

The face of conflict has transformed from the geopolitical power shifts of conventional warfare to more fluid, transnational aggression initiated by non-state groups. Peacebuilding is rapidly evolving to remain relevant. In recent years, peacebuilding interventions have grown in size, complexity and in the diversity of actors involved. No single set of actors can address the multiplicity of post-conflict issues — a comprehensive approach is required. Peacebuilders must rise to the challenge of applying international best practices while ensuring national ownership.

This seminar series develops your capacity to navigate this new global environment. The two-day event provides a comprehensive overview of peacebuilding and conflict analysis, using current cases and scenarios with emphasis on the interlinkages between peace and security issues.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The course is open to individuals currently working in the field of peacebuilding from governments, civil society organisations, international organisations and the military. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 25 April 2017.
VENUE Grand Hotel, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS The course will be held in English; no translation is provided.
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ENGAGING NON-STATE ARMED GROUPS
(2nd – 4th June 2017)

The engagement of NSAGs is a critical and unavoidable subject since they frequently feature largely in peace negotiations and other facets of international work. This program aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to achieve successful results when NSAGs are involved. With expert practitioners and vetted NSAG representatives contributing their insider insights, the course covers the hows and whys of engaging with NSAGs with a uniquely credible grounding in field reality.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This lecture series is designed for officials and staff from government, international organisations and NGOs working in conflict environments. It is open to junction and/or mid-career professionals working in ministries, corporate sector and international organisations. Candidates must have a relevant university degree and exposure to peace and security issues.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 27 May 2017
VENUE Prestige Hotel and Events Centre, Benin City
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS The course will be held in English; no translation is provided.
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AFRICAN SECURITY LECTURE SERIES
(25th–26th July, 2017)

For the past two years, CPPBI has been deepening security professionals' understanding of the security policy challenges relative to Africa. By examining African security not only regionally, but in a global context, the course comprehensively assesses the inter-connectedness of transnational threats and responses.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Open to mid-career professionals working in ministries, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations. Candidates must have had exposure to peace and security issues. Serving officers must have completed an advanced military staff course.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 01 July, 2017
VENUE: Uyi Grand Events Centre, Benin City, Edo State
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: The lecture will be held in English; no translation is provided.
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LEADERSHIP IN ANTI-CORRUPTION
(15th-17th September, 2017)

Corruption poses a serious threat to institutions in both the public and private sectors. Countries that suffer from systemic corruption create conditions for social unrest, which can spill over into uprisings or revolutions. Leaders of the corporate and public sectors face significant hurdles when they try to implement meaningful anti-corruption policies in highly corrupt environments. Such contexts demand strong leadership and creative thinking. This lecture series equips participants with techniques and approaches to help them develop appropriate response mechanisms to deal more effectively with systemic corruption risks.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The lecture series is open to senior managers from the public and private sectors, including leaders of corporate compliance departments and anti-corruption agencies.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 01 August 2017
VENUE: Hotel Presidential, Enugu State, Nigeria.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: The course will be held in English; no translation is provided.
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CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA:
(15th – 18th October, 2017)

This program complements CPPBI's conflict prevention initiatives by strengthening community capacity to stem violence and reduce youth offending and victimization, improving the response to children's exposure to violence, and enhancing public safety.

The purpose of the Campaign for Safe and Thriving Communities in Nigeria is to support and enhance efforts to develop comprehensive prevention and public health and safety plans to address violence in homes, schools, and communities and the consequent trauma. This initiative is intended to strengthen the capacity of selected communities to collaboratively plan, align, and execute community driven approaches focused on a shared framework of prevention; intervention and providing opportunities; and community development, along with deterrence, targeted outreach, and enforcement.

The programme will be held across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

CONTACT
For further details on participation, collaboration proposals or any kind of support, please contact:
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MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES AGAINST PREJUDICE IN NIGERIA
(7th – 10th December, 2017)

This awareness program aims to support, protect, and empower those who are targets of hateful acts and rhetoric in Nigerian Communities. The initiative is designed to bolster communities’ ability to resist the spread of hate and strengthen protections for their most vulnerable neighbors.

This is a rapid response program that will support local communities and organizations in Nigeria in their efforts to de-escalate and head off future incidents of hate based on ethnicity, religion, political leaning, gender and sexual orientation. For the purposes of this program, incidents of hate include bullying, intimidation, bigoted slurs, assaults, desecration of houses of worship, and other acts. CPPBI hopes these rapid response will promote the values of inclusion, diversity, fairness, and equal protection, and empower and equip individuals, institutions, organizations, and local communities across the social, racial, ethnic, and faith spectrum to stand together against hate. We also want to ensure that incidents are included, tracked and aggregated in local and national databases and increase public awareness and solidarity
The campaign will be held across the five geo-political zones of Nigeria.
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