Capacity Building

Photo: © 2017, Peace Dialogue, Armine Zakaryan, “Art and Visualization in Peacebuilding”
Art and Visualization in Peacebuilding
May 05, 2017

The workshop “Art and visualization in community peacebuilding processes” was the first event of the project’s second year (2017). The aim of the workshop was to understand what peacebuilding means to each of the participants, as well as find out, through a joint work, which particular visual tools are effective and how these tools can be used in the activities condacted with conflict affected groups, based on current social and political peculiarities of the participants’ respected countries.

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Art and Visualization in Peacebuilding

May 05, 2017
Photo: © 2017, Peace Dialogue, Armine Zakaryan, “Art and Visualization in Peacebuilding”

The workshop “Art and visualization in community peacebuilding processes” was the first event of the project’s second year (2017). The aim of the workshop was to understand what peacebuilding means to each of the participants, as well as find out, through a joint work, which particular visual tools are effective and how these tools can be used in the activities condacted with conflict affected groups, based on current social and political peculiarities of the participants’ respected countries.

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Systematizing the experiences of ARENA project

May 04, 2017
Photo: © 2017, Peace Dialogue, Armine Zakaryan, “Systematizing the experiences of Arena”.

From 24 to 27 April, 2017, 14 participants were invited to take part in a workshop aimed at implementing a participatory and comprehensive analysis of conflict dynamics in the project involved region and review of the participant’s role in these processes during the last two years. The workshop was entitled “Systematizing the experiences of ARENA project in 2015 and 2016.” With this workshop the organizers intended to establish a relevant basis for developing pro-active, bottom-up peacebuilding strategies, suitable in the specific local contexts of the ARENA community members.

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How harmonious are our behavior and our value system?

March 28, 2017
How harmonious are our behavior and our value system?

On February 4, 11, and 18, 2017 workshops were organized for 20 young activists and students aged 17-35 at Peace Dialogue NGO office. The aim of the workshops was to discuss with the participants and raise their understanding of the principles of democracy, to understand how much they see human rights, freedom, diversity and equality, as well as people’s free choice and mutual cooperation as important values that serve the basis for building a democratic society.

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ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art. Phase 3

February 12, 2017
ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art. Phase 3

During the initial phases of the project, the idea of creating sustainable platform/network of civil society actors involved in peacebuilding initiatives in the targeted conflict affected countries remains a priority for the ARENA implementing team.

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Where were you before the war?

April 15, 2016
Where were you before the war?

“Very often people get angry and say “Where were you before the conflict? Why weren’t you doing such trainings before the conflict?” And I answer, we do our activities not after this conflict but before a future possible conflict. The things we say to other people mean nothing and have no effect on them. The most effective method is how we live our lives and how we deal with the things in a given situations: this is what people see and value first of all”. – This is how G. Bozicevic formulated his view on peace leadership.

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Arena: Community Theatre and Public Art

December 29, 2015
ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art

The project strives to empower civil society groups from the above-mentioned post-Soviet/Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries so that they are more able to work together on strategies and methodologies that they can use in community work. The ARENA-project created a safe space for dialogue, mutual learning and ongoing educational activities for a group of participants who are motivated to work on suitable and sustainable strategies for community-based peace building.

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Arena: Analysis of own Experience

August 28, 2015
ARENA: ANALYSIS OF OWN EXPERIENCE

The second workshop within the framework of the three year-project called Arena: Community Theatre and Public Art was held in Tbilisi from August 20-25. The Project was launched in 2015 and is being implemented by Peace Dialogue NGO with participants from the Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan.

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