Mediation and Peace Making Course

Course Overview

Mediators and Peace Makers need the Understanding of the complex challenges they face when facilitating dialogue in violent conflicts and practice their negotiation and mediation skills time and again. Mediators bring conflict parties to the negotiating table and support them in finding agreements. While mediation used to be a domain reserved exclusively for diplomats and UN envoys, in the last decade the range of actors in the mediation field has broadened and the field has professionalized. In this course, participants gain insights into the complex challenges of peace mediation.

This course is designed for:

  • Military
  • Women
  • Media
  • NGO Staff
  • Local Authorities
  • General Public
  • Policy Makers

Course Duration

5 Days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
MPM03 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
MPM03 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
MPM03 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
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Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

This course enables the participants to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the most important concepts and approaches of negotiation and mediation.
  • Understand the main dimensions of mediation process design and their applications in cases.
  • Understand the Swiss approach to peace mediation.
  • Practice negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.

Course Content

Module One

  • Conflict Transformation
  • Human Rights in Conflict
  • Civilians Peacekeeping and accompaniment
  • Conflict Analysis

Module Two

  • Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Community Development and Conflict Resolution
  • Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution

Module Three

  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Peace Education and Peacebuilding
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Designing Peacebuilding and Prevention Programming

Module Four

  • Project Management Conflict Sensitive
  • Justice and Reconciliation in the Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Transitional Justice
  • Restorative Justice in Contemporary Conflict

Module Five

  • Crisis Management
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Counselling Skills
  • Counselling in Time of Crisis

Course Administration Details:


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pick up is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the Cut Off Date Stated 

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

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