Mapping Tertiary Education Programs for Teachers in Conflict-Transformation and Peacebuilding

Dear INEE members,

You are invited to participate in an online survey conducted by the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility. The objective of the survey is to identify training programs for teachers and education workers in conflict transformation and peacebuilding, mainly but not exclusively, offered in contexts of fragility and overt violent conflict. The focus is on tertiary education in a broad sense: university courses, vocational training, training courses offered by NGOs and other non-state actors.

The results of this survey will contribute to:

  1. The development of a database of courses on conflict- transformation and peacebuilding for teachers and education workers, offered by public institutions, international organizations and NGOs;
  2. The identification of case studies for further research on the conflict-sensitivity of training programs for teachers and education workers.

These outputs will serve as advocacy tools to influence decision makers - including those who determine what the higher education sector’s offerings are for educators - on what should be the training/academic requirements of educators and what kind of teaching materials are needed to contribute to peace building processes in fragile and conflict-affected environments.

The survey contains eight questions and should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please fill as many fields as possible. If you don't have time to do the entire survey now, please come back to it another time. The survey offers up to three program entries so in the case you would like to introduce to us more than three programs feel free to take the survey again. It is currently only available in English. We ask that responses be submitted in English, but relevant examples and materials in other languages are more than welcome. The final results will be shared with the INEE membership through the INEE bulletins and newsletters and the database will be made available on the INEE website.

If you wish to be interviewed to provide more in-depth information or have any questions, please contact the research team led by the Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Educazione e dei Processi Culturali e Formativi of University of Florence , Sara Chiarusi and Katherine Sciglitano at

Your participation is extremely valuable and we welcome any contributions you can make to this survey by 14th of September 2012.