Click for Peace: Launch of Caritas web toolkit for peacebuilders
23 March 2009
Caritas is launching Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers on 24 March to provide an unrivalled resource for designing peace building workshops.
The new Caritas Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers offers peacebuilders a comprehensive tool for designing peacebuilding training workshops.
The 200 plus page web toolkit has been developed for trainers, facilitators, learning designers and other practitioners engaged in peace building. In addition, all aid workers engaged in contexts of conflict might find useful resources here.
The toolkit contains everything a community trainer needs to run effective workshops in their local context. Trainers can build their own workshops online from a wide range of activities and other tools for learning design and facilitation.
The free-to-use resources have been written by academics, practitioners and institutions working on peace from around the world.
The toolkit goes beyond being a manual, this is a web-based kit with content, activities and resources interlinked so that peace workers can surf through to develop quickly what they need.
A few clicks on the mouse can take your from introductory explanation, to how to design your workshop, to specific training activities, to supporting research and resources.
Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers also allows users to upload new resources, share and rate content, and take part in online discussions.
Caritas Internationalis Head of Communications Patrick Nicholson said, “It is the most comprehensive tool available on the web for designing peace building workshops. It gives trainers instant access to the information they need and provides them with simple channels to design better workshops. It can be constantly updated so can be a source of information for years to come.
“We expect Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers will become a required tool for not only Caritas members who are working in this area but for civil society, non-governmental organisations, governments and international bodies working for peace. Although it will never be visible to most people, it is will become one of the building blocks on which a world with less conflict is achieved.
“On 24 March 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was shot and killed while celebrating Mass in a chapel near his cathedral after becoming an outspoken champion of peace, justice and human rights in El Salvador. His life and martyrdom has been an inspiration to the work of Caritas and beyond. Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers is being launched on the anniversary of his death in dedication to him.”
Contact Patrick Nicholson on 0039 334 359 0700 or email@example.com