HU-UIBK Partnership for Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation | PSICPCT

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Project Coordinator: Dr. Gutema Imana Keno

Coordinating Institution: Haramaya University

Partner Institution: Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck (Dr. Norbert Koppensteiner)

Partner Country: Ethiopia

Project Duration: 1st of December 2017 – 30th of November 2020

HU-UIBK Partnership for Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (PSICPCT) is an academic partnership between the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) of Haramaya University (HU), Ethiopia, and the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Austria, with its MA Program in Peace, Development, Security, and International Conflict Transformation. The partnership focuses on institutional capacity building and collaborative curricular innovation of MA and PhD programs at HU in the field of peace, development, and conflict transformation. It aims to lay the foundation for the establishment of an engaged Center or Institute for Peace and Development Studies at HU. The partnership’s specific objectives are to: revise the MA and PhD curricula in Peace and Development Studies for innovation; strengthen the capacity of HU academic staff in peace and development education, horizontal learning, peace didactics, and curriculum development; impart knowledge and skills of conflict analysis and peace facilitation, models and approaches for community engagement, and peace accompaniment to staff and students of HU; and develop the vision of and plan for the establishment of a Center or an Institute for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS/IPDS) at Haramaya University.