Course overview

The methods and means used in armed conflicts have only been changing up to contemporary times, with the most sophisticated weapons being used. Since armed conflicts have caused untold human suffering, the study of armed conflicts is necessary.

The knowledge gained is then directed principally at conflict and crisis prevention and resolution. The concepts learned can apply to the different armed conflicts that have plagued mankind over the years, thus permitting the participants to be able to appreciate their dynamics and make comprehensive proposals for their resolution.

The course draws case studies from the Middle East as well as North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia where practical and policy related challenges of responding to conflict play out in specific contexts.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the learners should have garnered;

  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian conflict response, and development policy and practice
  • The professional and analytical skills to tackle political, ethical and practical tensions on the ground
  • The skills and knowledge to evaluate diverse perspectives and tools for conflict response and humanitarian action across different settings
  • An established professional network for continued knowledge-sharing and effective career development

The course is designed for those already in the field working in humanitarian and conflict response as well as those aspiring to work in such fields.

Course modules

Module one

  • Peace and Cultural Studies
  • Principles of Negotiation Skills
  • History of Peace Movements

Module two

  • Theories about Peace
  • Violence and Conflict
  • Peace Education

Module three

  • Gender, Conflict and Peace
  • Principles of Management
  • Peace and Journalism

Module four

  • Capacity Building and Sustainable Development
  • Conflict Transformation and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Peacekeeping and its Partners in Conflicts

Module five

  • Foundations of International Relations
  • Human rights: Concepts and Issues
  • Project Development and Management

Module six

  • Professional Ethics and Responsibility
  • Leadership Principles and Styles
  • Refugee Studies

Module seven

  • Peace-Building and Post-Conflict Development
  • Religion and Peace Building
  • International Cooperation and Development

Module Eight

  • Armed Conflict and International Peace-Keeping
  • Food Security
  • Terrorism: Threat and Response

Module Nine

  • Project Proposal and Report Writing
  • Research Methods

Module Ten

  • Final examination Minimum entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable.

The following shall be eligible for admission.

  1. a) Holders of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
  2. b) Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognized Institution.


  1. a) The Entire course Duration is one Year (2 semesters)
  2. b) Candidates shall be expected to Submit 10 Assignments (Continuous Assessment test) that Account to 70 % of their Work and a Project Paper at the Tail end of the course, which accounts to 30 % of the course Work.

Mode of delivery of the proposed programme

Students will access learning materials from our Online learning Platform

Application Procedure

Applicants should fill out a detailed Application form and send it back via email to the undersigned.




ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute