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Violence, Conflict and Fragility
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Course Format:Facilitated
Language:English
Contact Name:Juliette Wilson
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Application Ends On : June 02, 2014
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The e-learning course on Violence, Conflict and Fragility builds on themes and messages developed in the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development. It will enable course participants to critically assess the nature and challenges of modern violence and conflict, and offer perspectives on effective transitions out of fragility. The course consists of four modules, including one introductory overview module, covering the following topics:
  1. The nature of modern violence and fragility: on the development impacts of violence and the multiple causes, or stresses, that underpin it
  2. Developing Resilience: on restoring confidence in political transitions and transforming effective and legitimate institutions as a means to prevent and manage violence
  3. International Support: on the role of the international community in supporting national violence prevention and locally-driven reform efforts

Each module consists of two topics, each with multimedia presentations and a selection of papers, case studies and videos, which provide in-depth information and perspectives on the subject matter. Every topic concludes with learning activities that offer the opportunity to analyze and apply this knowledge.

Target Audience:
 Professionals within the development, security, humanitarian and justice sectors that live in or work on issues pertaining to fragile and conflict-affected countries. They include:
  • State actors (high level government officials, civil servants and parliamentarians) 
  • Non-state actors (private sector, academic and civil society representatives)
  • World Bank staff and other development partners (UN, NATO, bilateral organizations, regional banks and institutions)