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N-Peace supports women’s networks and leadership capacities to influence decision-making and advance the role of women in peace and security.

Via a series of regional and country level trainings, N-Peace builds the capacity of peace advocates to advance the Women, Peace & Security agenda. Regional Training of the Trainers (ToT) programmes have developed a strong pool of 50 N-Peace trainers who continue to build in-country capacities and networks for advocacy on this agenda.

Regional Training of the Trainers (ToT)
Under the N-Peace initiative, UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security has implemented two regional ToTs. The innovative ToT programme exposes participants to Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace, a unique teaching tool that aims to foster strong coalitions, enhance problem solving skills, bolster confidence, and most significantly result in a concrete agenda for advancing women’s leadership in peace and security.


The First N-Peace Regional Training of the Trainers (ToT) took place from 3-10 February 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing together twenty-two women peace builders from Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The first batch of trainers went on reach over 100 women via country-level trainings on Women, Peace & Security.  The trainers also contributed stories to the publication series, Women's Perspectives of Peace & Security. View trainer profiles and photos of the workshop.


The Second N-Peace Regional ToT was carried out from 20-27 November 2012, with twenty-eight women peace advocates from Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines and Afghanistan. See the N-Peace news section for daily articles during the training. This workshop report summaries highlights of the training and next steps.


Country Trainings


Afghanistan’s N-Peace Training of Trainers 
Twenty Afghan women from diverse sectors and regions across the country took part in a national N-Peace training of the trainers programme, 5-10 May, 2013, which equipped participants with knowledge about peace negotiations and processes, globally and in the Afghan context, and strengthened their skills on advocacy.  The women will localize trainings to build greater leadership capacity of women in communities engaged in the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) at the sub-national and grassroots level.


Women Waging Peace in Papua
The first batch of N-Peace Indonesia Trainers implemented a country level training, Women Waging Peace, in Makassar, Indonesia, from 26-29 June 2012, focusing on increasing Papuan women’s knowledge and skills on UNSCR 1325, negotiations, and peace advocacy. For more information read the training report.

Advocacy Training for Women Waging Peace in Banda Aceh & East Nusa Tenggara
N-Peace trainings to advance Indonesian women’s advocacy skills for the inclusion of their voices and priorities in the Conflict Prevention Framework (CPF) took place in Banda Aceh, 19-20 June, and East Nusa Tenggara, 4-5 July 2013. Targeting a total of forty women from these regions, both trainings followed a public consultation on the draft CPF, allowing media, civil society, police and local government officials to discuss the CPF in the local context. See reports from the Banda Aceh and East Nusa Tenggara workshops for more information.  


‘Transformation’ Inclusive Training for Women Waging Peace
The first batch of Nepal N-Peace Trainers implemented the training, ‘Transformation’ Inclusive Training for Women Waging Peace, from 3-7 May 2012. The training targeted 25 women from five districts of Nepal, with an emphasis on the gender dimensions of post-conflict reconstruction processes, transitional justice and Nepal’s National Action Plan on 1325 & 1820. View the agenda and training report.

Workshop on Building Advocacy Skills for Effective Implementation of the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and 1820
From 24-26 March 2013, the second batch of N-Peace Trainers from Nepal carried out a country -level workshop engaging government stakeholders from central and district levels, and civil society representatives, with the aim to build skills for the enhanced implementation of Nepal’s NAP on 1325 & 1820. View the training report.


Women, Peace & Security: Advocacy and Socialization of UNSCR 1325
From 26-29 June 2012, the Timor-Leste N-Peace trainers rolled out a training programme, Women, Peace & Security: Advocacy and Socialization of UNSCR 1325, focusing on increasing women’s knowledge on UNSCR 1325 and how to use it as a policy and advocacy tool for women’s participation in peace-building and reconstruction processes. The training targeted women at the national level from different stakeholder groups. See the  training report for more information.


Women, Peace and Security: Awareness Programme on UN Security Council Resolution 1325
On 10 June, the training workshop ‘Women, Peace and Security: Awareness Programme on UN Security Council Resolution 1325’ took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, targeting 42 newly appointed Women Focal Points to various ministries. The training was organized by the Government of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs (MCDWA) in collaboration with UNDP, via the N-Peace Network, and led by N-Peace Trainers from Sri Lanka. Read the training report.



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