Our work is grounded in Interpeace’s core principles, realized through a range of practical methods, and practiced through an array of skills. IPAT Advisers and Associates share Interpeace’s own inclusive, collaborative, and participatory approach to ensure legitimacy, and enhance relationships across all levels of society. We combine Interpeace’s local peacebuilding knowledge with the latest international thinking and help you broaden the quality of your local engagement.
Approaches we Use
IPAT provides advising and training to enhance the capacity of teams and individuals to engage effectively in their peacebuilding roles.
Our approach to capacity strengthening focuses on enhancing organizational and individual capacity through reflective learning. Our courses and events are designed to help you:
- Increase your awareness of critical issues such as: the crucial role of emotional and relational aspects in peacebuilding among people; the critical value of multi-stakeholder processes; the detrimental gap that can exist between external analysis, local experience and understanding the importance of ensuring inclusive national dialogues and agreements in gaining broad-based support.
- Strengthen your skills for addressing these issue in locally relevant ways.
- Improve your know-how for bringing together knowledge and skills to engage strategically and effectively in a range of contexts.
Capacity Strengthening services are tailored to your particular objectives and needs, and are available in through our Annual Courses, and through Customized Learning Events.
Methods we Apply
This approach brings together different stakeholders in State and society to build convergence around social and political divides. Through the use of a range of dialogue techniques, multi-stakeholder processes generate shared understandings, renew relationships and work to transform attitudes and behaviours.
Action Research (AR) and Participatory Action-Research (PAR)
These research-based approaches are used in the context of consultative and deliberative processes in communities. They emphasize the collection of locally-grounded information and foster the development of shared bases of knowledge that dilute polarized and conflicting positions.
Other methods include:
Participatory Conflict Assessment
Skills we Build
Strategic Design and Planning