Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring, and Learning Tool Kit
an article by Kroc Institute for International Peacebuilding
This toolkit is the product of a collaborative effort between the Kroc Institute and Catholic Relief Services' Southeast East Asia Regional Office.
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The goal of this Toolkit is to improve peacebuilders’ ability to be reflective practitioners; this involves enhancing peacebuilders’ capacity to design and impact transformative change, and track and improve upon those changes over time, in unpredictable conflict contexts.
The tools themselves can stand alone or augment established design, monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and practices. They are intended to help focus on dimensions specific to peacebuilding work and provide practitioners with resources for enhancing their creativity in developing context-specific learning, monitoring and evaluation systems.
The overarching theme of the Toolkit is learning before, during and after implementation of peacebuilding programs. Click here to find the toolkit on line.
* Chapters one to three explore the connections between learning and effective peacebuilding practice, and suggest practices for reflection and learning as individuals and communities.
* Chapter four focuses on ethical considerations for monitoring, evaluation and learning.
* Chapters five through eight examine the types of change that peacebuilding practice promotes, and provide tools to further understand change, as well as to develop indicators to trace those changes over time.
* Chapters nine and ten address planning for long-term change and scaling up activities.
* Chapters eleven and twelve highlight monitoring and evaluation practices.
* The book concludes with a chapter on documentation practices that can enhance learning.
John Paul Lederach is widely known for his pioneering work on conflict transformation, Lederach is involved in conciliation work in Colombia, the Philippines, and Nepal, plus countries in East and West Africa. He has helped design and conduct training programs in 25 countries across five continents.
Hal Culbertson is Executive Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Question(s) related to this article:
What are the most important books about the culture of peace?,
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LATEST READER COMMENT:
The following three books are recommended by the jhon foundation. CPNN would welcome reviews of one or more of these books:
1. Peace education: A pathway to a culture of peace (2nd Edition)
edited by Loreta Navarro-Castro and Jasmin Nario-Galace
Publisher: Center for Peace Education
209-page pdf book designed to provide educators with the basic knowledge base as well as the skill- and value-orientations that we associate with educating for a culture of peace. Although this work is primarily directed towards the pre-service and in-service preparation of teachers in the formal school system, it may be used in nonformal education.
Part I presents chapters that are meant to help us develop a holistic understanding of peace and peace education. Part II discusses the key themes in peace education. Each chapter starts with a conceptual essay on a theme and is followed by some practical teaching-learning ideas that can either be used in a class or adapted to a community setting. Part III focuses on the peaceable learning climate and the educator, the agent who facilitates the planting and nurturing of the seeds of peace in the learning environment. Finally, the whole school approach is introduced to suggest the need for institutional transformation and the need to move beyond the school towards engagement with other stakeholders in the larger society.
The book is available on the web at http://www.peace-ed-campaign.org/resourc....AL2.pdf
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This report was posted on February 11, 2012.
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