- WELCOME MESSAGE, COURSE OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY
WELCOME MESSAGE, COURSE OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY
Welcome to the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Diplomacy.
On behalf of the lead of this course, I wish to welcome you to the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Diplomacy.
This course introduces a conceptual framework of conflict in daily life and the interrelation between conflict, violence, and peace. It introduces the peacebuilding multidimensions concept, peacebuilding approaches, and strategies. It describes the different interventions in conflict. Also, it equips the learners with the needed skills in peacebuilding and conflict resolution and the modern and indigenous mechanisms of conflict resolution
This course is expected to run for 12 weeks. We shall have 11 weeks of active instruction and one week of assessment.
In this course, you will be learning; A conceptual framework on peace &conflict, Understanding peacebuilding, Conflict analysis, Diplomacy, peacebuilding & conflict resolution, Peacebuilding approaches & strategies, and finally, Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution in the African context; experiences & Challenges.
At the end of this course, you are expected to have enhanced;
1. A conceptual framework for peace & conflict
2. Understanding peacebuilding
3. Conflict analysis, Conflict analysis
4. Diplomacy, peacebuilding& conflict resolution
5. Peacebuilding approaches & strategies
6. Peacebuilding & Conflict resolution in the African context; experiences & challenges.
Click on this link to join the online forum for all peer to peer discussions in this course
NB: Participation is mandatory for all learners and you are expected to comply with all the rules of engagement
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT1. DO NOT USE FOUL WORDS NOR INSULT ANY PARTICIPANTS. ALWAYS BE POLITE AND RESPECTFULNESS
2. DO NOT SHARE VIOLENT GRAPHICS, IMAGES OR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS.
3. RESPECT THE VIEWS OF OTHERS WITHOUT FIGHT NOR GRUDGE.
4. THIS PLATFORM IS FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSIONS ONLY, DO NOT PROMOTE BUSINESS, INVOLVE IN POLITICS TALKS ETC.
Kindly make use of this study guide. Thank you
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND PREPARATORY COURSES
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND PREPARATORY COURSES
In the first week of this course, you will offer some short modules for skills development and preparation. This includes short courses on Life Skills, Introducing Basics in Health, Hygiene and COVID-19 prevention, community resilience, and Sexual and Reproductive health. These preparatory courses were made to give you an introduction to the essentials of life skills to help you forward in your life and your job.
In Life Skills, you will learn to think about who you are and where you want to go, and what skills you will need to develop in order to get there. In the Basics of Health, Hygiene and COVID-19, you will be introduced to health principles that are important for you and your community. In community resilience, you will learn to recognize how experiences you have may have impacted or continue to impact you, and how you can deal with this, so that you can fully concentrate on your professional career. In Sexual and Reproductive Health, you will learn the components of sexual and reproductive health, attributes of youth-friendly services, sexual and reproductive health problems, and ways to maintain positive sexual and reproductive health in youths
Please enjoy these introductory courses in your first week, and continue to work with and reflect on this first week as you move through the full course
Click on the link above to access the notes on the Basics of Health, Hygiene, and Covid-19
It is very crucial for you as a learner to know and understand the basics of human health. This includes but not limited to how to have and maintain good hygiene. Good personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of your external body clean and healthy for you to enjoy good physical and mental health.
This module will expose you to the key ideas and information needed to have good health. The module has three units which are:
- Concept of the health and disease,
- Hygiene promotion in emergencies and
- Introduction to COVID-19 and its vaccines.
Read the ebook provided and watch the videos below
Video I - Concepts of Health and Diseases
Video II - Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies
Video III - Covid-19
Click the link above to access the notes on HM02 - Community Resilience
This module comes in two parts and is developed in recognition that most people may have come across experiences, that is very difficult that continue to affect them in many ways including learning.Psychological trauma results from extraordinarily stressful events that shatter people’s sense of security, creating in them a sense of helplessness in a dangerous world.
These experiences may include war, atrocities, abuse, extreme poverty, and other similar experiences that have caused you to feel helpless and unable to escape and save yourself.
Read the notes provided and watch the videos below.
Video I - Defining Trauma
Video II - Dealing with Trauma
Click on the link above to access the notes provided on Life Skills
In a relentlessly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life.
To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, learners need new life skills. The relevance of life skills training towards the development of students’ social, emotional and cognitive development & dealing with their psychosocial challenges is essential for continuous learning and employability.
Lesson 1 - Overview of Life Skills
Read the notes provided on Study Skills and these additional resources by clicking on the links below
Lesson 2 - Lesson 2: Self Concept: Who Am I?
In every situation in one’s life, it is imperative to understand oneself in order to be able to relate with others well. Understanding the self has been approached by different theorists differently.
Watch these videos.
A. Based on the videos you have watched, in small virtual groups of a maximum of five (5) learners, actively engage in an online discussion via the discussion forum guided by the following question.
- What do you think has helped him develop a positive self-image of himself?
B. Read the article below and in your notebook, note down the four components of the self – concept as explained in the article:
- Chapter 43: Self-Concept of Online Companion: Nursing Fundamentals: Caring & Clinical Decision Making
C. From these videos and the article above, write down what you think comprises your self-concept and share it in the discussion forum.
Lesson 3 - Decision Making
In many instances in our lives, we find that we need to make a decision on everything, right from what we shall wear to what we shall eat or not eat, what we shall learn or not learn. All these go through a thought process and sometimes engage others, depending on our understanding of self, our life skills, and our level of self-awareness.
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the factors that influence decision-making and how to make good decisions
Watch the videos below on setting SMART goals and write down the key issues that you have identified about setting your own goals.
Guided by the video and the reading by Stutton (2021), make at least four smart life goals related to your education or your health.Module Additional Resources
- Life skills education school handbook Prevention of non-communicable diseases
- Life Skills Education for Children and Adolescents in Schools
- Life Skills - The Skills You Need Looking After Yourself
This horizontal module is about sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth.
Adolescents and youth are a huge part of the world and our country’s population. This huge population is mostly found in developing countries where there are many health, economic and social problems. As adolescence is the period when most young people start sexual activity it is also a period of exposure to many health risks.Youth-friendly reproductive health services can improve young people’s reproductive health and prevent and treat sexual and reproductive health problems among young people. This module will be an introduction and a highlight of sexual and reproductive health and its importance to young people. The definition and components of sexual and reproductive health, attributes of youth-friendly services, sexual and reproductive health problems, and ways to keep young people’s sexual and reproductive health will be covered in this module.
Watch this video for the lessons on SRH
- Module 1: A Conceptual Framework for Peace and Conflict
Module 1: A Conceptual Framework for Peace and Conflict
Click on the link above to access the notes on a Conceptual Framework for Peace and Conflict
You are welcome to your first Unit of learning in this course. This unit introduces the concept of conflict, types and stages of conflict and the relation to violence and how conflict duffers from violence. You will also have new perspective on the concept of peace and the interrelation between peace and conflict.
This module will help you explore and define the concept of conflict, types and stages of conflict as well as differentiate between the concepts of conflict and violence it will also help you develop a clear understanding on the concept of peace and how it relates to violence. The module has three units which are:
1. Understanding peace and Conflict
2. Conflict and violence
3. Perspective on peace
Read the ebook provided and watch the video below
Click the link to access the quiz.
Kindly take note of the time allocated and attempt the quiz before the deadline.
- Module 2: Understanding Peace Building
Module 2: Understanding Peace Building
Peacebuilding is any effort different parties take to re-establish peace. All parties involved in the dispute carry out these efforts with one objective, which is to transform conflict and restore peace. There are various ways in which this process can happen. Also, there are enormous efforts that are taken by different actors to build peace.
This module will introduce you to the concept of peacebuilding as well as what does the actual process of peacebuilding.
Click on the link above to access the notes on Understanding Peace Building
This module will help you explore and define different concepts of peace, peacebuilding and peacebuilding processes as well as the key considerations in peacebuilding Process. It is very crucial for you as a learner to construct a better understanding of peace, peacebuilding, and peacebuilding process and highlight the key considerations in the peacebuilding Process.
This module will expose you to the key ideas and information needed to have peace in the society. The module has two units which are:
I. What is peace building?
II. Key considerations in peace building Process
Read the ebook provided and watch this video:
- Module 3: Understanding Conflict Analysis
Module 3: Understanding Conflict Analysis
Each conflict has its own imprint and unique mark, which makes it special. Nonetheless, scholars define conflict as two or more individuals or groups having different perspectives, sharing the same desire, or competing for resources. Not to forget to dig deep into sharing history, root causes, actors, and effects. It is very vital to identify the conflict drivers in certain situations. In aiming to reach a tangible peacebuilding strategy, one must work with a suitable conflict analysis tool to overcome challenges that may occur. A wide spectrum of peace agreement crafts proved that not tackling the root causes, actors, and conflict characters led to the blocked roads. This is why focusing on conflict analysis generates positive peace and does no harm to the grassroots.
This module aims to cover an understanding of conflict nature and provide tools to analyze conflicts.
Click on the link above to access the notes on Understanding Conflict Analysis
It is very crucial for you as a learner to consider conflict analysis as one of the fundamental tools to understand the conflict context, actors, and dynamics. More to mention, its importance as a basis for conflict sensitivity regarding to identify an appropriate intervention. The civil society organization, initiatives, or groups, that fund or directly implement may not deliberately help to fuel violent conflict or to worsen existing tensions but they need to apply an accurate analysis to improve the situation and avoid worsening the conflict.
This module will expose you to the understanding of the main parts of conflict analysis. The module has three units which are:
1. To gain a good understanding of conflict, issues, actors, & dynamics, with demonstrate conflict analytical skills.
2. Analyze conflict with a variety of tools
Read the ebook provided and watch the videos below
- Module 4: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution (PBCR)
Module 4: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution (PBCR)
Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Therefore, learning how to deal with and live with it is very crucial. In this module, you will learn about conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
The module is organized into four units.
- Unit one discussed basic terminologies such as intervention, prevention, management, resolution, and transformation and also steps and approaches of conflict resolution with the objective of enabling students to understand their similarities and differences and then appreciate the role of conflict intervener.
- Unit two discussed various conflict resolution mechanisms (formal and informal) and African perspectives and experiences on conflict resolution with the objective of enabling students to recognize and identify the differences among them, their merits, and challenges in the African context.
- Unit three discussed the notion of conflict sensitivity approach in conflict resolution process and essential skills for effective conflict resolution with the objective of enabling students to understand the meaning and advantage of conflict sensitivity and also acquired essential skills for effective conflict resolution.
- Unit four discussed the meaning, elements, principles, and challenges of peace-building diplomacy with the objective of enabling students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills for being effective peacebuilding diplomats.
Click on the link above to access the notes on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
It is very crucial for you as a learner to Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Therefore, learning how to deal and live with it is very crucial. In this module, you will learn about conflict resolution and peace building
This module will expose you to the knowledge and skills that help you prevent, manage, transform or resolve conflicts that you may face in work places, schools, at home and elsewhere and then build peace.
Read the ebook provided and watch the videos below
- Module 5: Peace Building Approaches and Strategies
Module 5: Peace Building Approaches and StrategiesThis study unit takes you through critical peace building approaches, general and sector specific strategies as well as highlight of stakeholders in peace building initiatives. Peace building approaches and strategies are critical elements of promoting sustainable peace. Emphasis is on steps and practical strategies of peace building, Sector specific strategies such as human rights, human security and peace building, democracy and peace building, development and peace building, gender and peace building, resolution 1325 - responsive peace building, resolution 2250 on youth and peace building and finally stakeholders in peace building
Click on this link to access the ebook or readable module on Study Unit 5 titled Peace Building Approaches and Strategies Outreach
By the end of this study unit, you should be able to:
5.1 Articulate and use peace building approaches
5.2 Utilise various specific peace building strategies
5.3 Identify potential stakeholders
Read the provided notes and attempt the assessments
- Module 6: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in African Context
Module 6: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in African Context
This study unit introduces the conflict and peacebuilding in African context and importance of knowing all its dimensions and its impact on building sustainable peace, and Africa’s development. Also, it provides information about the African Institution and its efforts in resolving conflicts and building peace. By the end of this module, you will understand the dynamics, factors, and approaches which are important to be taken into consideration when intervening or working in peace building in the Africa
Click on this link to access the ebook or readable module on Study Unit 6 titled Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in African Context
By the end of this study unit, you should be able to:Learning Resources
6.1. Understand the different aspects and challenges of peacebuilding in this area in the African context.
6.2. Describe the AU institutional frameworks for building peace and resolving conflicts.
6.3. Highlight African union and IGAD approaches, experiences, and efforts for resolving conflicts and building peace in Africa.
In addition to reading the notes provided, watch these videos.
Make sure you attempt this quiz before the deadline passes