For those of you interested in a three-day immersion in post-conflict housing, land and property (HLP) issues, my colleagues Debbie Isser at the US Institute of Peace and Peter van der Auweraert, TN guest-blogger and IOM reparations guru, are organizing a course in Washington DC, set for 15-17 June. I will be one of the instructors along with HLP experts John Bruce and Conor Foley.
The course is aimed at professionals in conflict management and peace-building and will involve three intensive days of lectures, discussions, simulation exercises and group work. It will be free for those selected to participate. If the below blurb sounds interesting, more details (including how to apply) can be found on a dedicated page on this site available via the TN top menu or this link:
The USIP Land, Property and Conflict Course aims to provide practitioners with analytical tools for assessing and addressing an array of complex land and property disputes, from competing ownership claims and restitution to customary land rights and illegal urban settlements. Drawing on case studies of peace operations and peacebuilding efforts, participants explore the range of entry points (humanitarian, human rights, state-building, development etc.) and options for dispute resolution and structural reform. The course is tailored to professionals who work on conflict management and peacebuilding, whether they come from a legal, development, military, government, NGO, international organization, private sector or academic background.
Hope to see you there!