Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center’s ‘Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding’

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Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) is accepting applications for “the Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding” commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) in JFY 2012.

Interested candidates from 26 Asian countries can submit applications for this course. These countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Timor-Leste, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.

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The courses are as follows:

1. Primary Course

The Primary Course is designed for people who have a strong will to develop a career in the field of peacebuilding. All participants will have opportunities to develop the expertise required in the field of peacebuilding through a six-week training module in Japan.

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In addition, a few participants will be selected for Overseas Attachment (maximum of 6 months) to the local offices of international organizations.

This course expects 15 Japanese participants and another 15 participants from other Asian countries.

Duration: The Coursework in Japan: January 24, 2013-March 6, 2013 (approximately 6 weeks)

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The Overseas Attachment: From mid-March 2013 and onwards (maximum 12 months)

Application Deadline: October 29, 2012

2. Civilian Experts Course

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The Civilian Experts Course is designed for civilian experts who have already engaged in peacekeeping/peacebuilding activities to some extent. The course provides opportunities to skill-up and to enhance relevant expertise. The 2 weeks course schedule includes workshops, coursework, and training that helps participants to strengthen their capacities as civilian experts in the field of peacebuilding.

The Civilian Experts Course will accept 10 Japanese participants and another 3 participants from other Asian countries.

Duration: November 7, 2012-November 20, 2012 (approximately 2 weeks)

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

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