10 cp Prerequisites DVST201 Humanitarian and Development Work: A Dignity-based Approach Teaching Organisation. 3 hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent
Peace-building is an important component of development as many projects are carried out in situations of conflict or pre- or post-conflict situations. More than the mere cessation of violence, peace-building refers to the long-term process of building peaceful, stable communities and societies and is intimately linked to development by assisting in the reconstruction of societies that have suffered physical, economic or social damage. This unit looks at the many strands of peace-building within development processes – conflict management, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peace-building, peace keeping, peacemaking and reconciliation. The unit makes extensive use of case studies.