The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute and the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York are partnering to offer the ‘Advanced Summer Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions’, a week-long programme targeting mid-career and senior professionals.
The past decade has seen a surge in attention to supporting countries affected by and recovering from conflict. A parallel growth has also occurred in the number of professionals working in the fields of humanitarian, development and post-conflict recovery policymaking and practice. They are faced with the myriad of challenges associated with contexts transitioning from conflict to peace yet, rarely have the opportunity to reflect upon critical concepts, practical challenges and policy dilemmas that are crucial in terms of supporting effective transitions.
The Advanced Summer Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions will facilitate learning and guided reflection on these critical issues. It will bring together mid-career and senior professionals in York for one week each summer. While there, they will engage in a participatory learning experience that combines lectures with small group discussions and exercises, with the possibility of also publishing an analytical piece.