Organizer: Bowier Trust Foundation Switzerland
Target group: The BTFS team in Monrovia
Topic: Capacity building for NGOs working in civil society
Training team: Dr. Burkhard Luber and local trainers
Learning approach: inputs via study emails, online learning materials and electronic communication during the course.
Duration: One year with monthly learning cycle
Using email-based learning units, online learning materials, and online interaction between the teaching team and course participants, this course provides an introduction to the main topics of international conflict analysis and peacebuilding, as well as the working elements of non-governmental organizations in Liberian civil society. The course therefore consists of two major topics:
The course inputs consist of 12 written learning units (about 10 pages each) sent by the teaching team to the course participants via electronic circular email (one per month), combined with additional corresponding online material and accompanying communication between the course participants and the course instructors. The course inputs include introductory and explanatory texts with a focus on website links that need to be followed up by the course participants. Each course unit is concluded with a homework assignment that allows participants to check their knowledge and learning progress. Parallel to the basic learning material of the course, participants receive additional online materials (links) via email on the topics of the course sections A and B described above.
Dedicated focus on the course. Continuous daily work with the course units, especially working on the web links in the course material and completing homework assignments. Actively interacting in the course with other students and the teaching team via email.
Participants who have completed the entire course will receive a certificate from BTFS
MA in International Politics, PhD in Peace Studies. Currently an academic teacher of international politics at various international universities. Member of the editorial board of the international journal "The Milieu". Mentor with the NGO empowerment network "Wedu" in Southeast Asia.