Implementing Projects and Local Capacity Building

2 credits / 6 weeks weeks
5 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

Professor Gal Harmat

Empowering Transformation: Strategies, Methods and Tools for Effective Capacity Building
This theoretical and practice online course is for people actively engaged in peacebuilding projects, community, national and international organizations and social movements.
Developed for peace workers, practitioners and activists, teachers engaged in community and social work, national and local people’s movements and struggles, and working to transcend direct forms of violence, inequality, social and community conflicts, gender discrimination, human rights violations, and social, economic and political repression. The course aims to teach how to build capacity and to work together with and train participants in concrete skills, tools and methods for social action and transformation, building social movements and empowering organizations and communities.
The online course will examine strategies and lessons that can be learned from successful community interventions and social movements and people’s struggles, grass-roots and global movements. Participants will analyses and learn wide-range of social, political, economic, cultural and other point of views to community project development.

Gal Harmat

Dr. Gal Harmat holds a PhD in Gender Analysis of Peace Education and Dialogue encounters from Nitra University (Slovakia) and a M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. She was a professor in conflict transformation, peace education and gender and Co-Director of the Social Justice and Peace Education Teachers Training Program, Kibbutzim Teachers College in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been teaching in the World Peace Academy (University of Basel), the European Peace University (Austria), and the Arts and Social Change College in Israel. As a Gender and Peacebuilding Specialist, she has extensive experience in training, conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation, capacity building, peace education, research, gender empowerment and gender mainstreaming since 1998 in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and West and South East Asia. Her consultancies include intergovernmental organizations (e.g. OSCE, UN Women, UNDP, and the Council of Europe), various international and regional NGOs (e.g. Non Violent Peace Force, Friends of the Earth Middle East; Peres Centre for Peace) and corporate donors (e.g. United Bank of Switzerland; Optimus Foundation). She is currently a Georg Arnhold fellow.

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