Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00 to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 16:00

Refugees as Re-builders™

Apply now to take part in the Foundation Course for refugee communities and diaspora living in the UK.

The course will cover key skills for three inter-locking elements which are fundamental to nation-building:

  • Dialogue for social cohesion
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Sustainable Livelihood

Diaspora refugee groups are potential rebuilders of the war-torn countries from which they fled. This is evident in the case of Somalis who after 20 years of statelessness and warlord control of their country are now returning to rebuild their homes and communities. This is despite the challenges of personal security, corruption paralysing newly-formed institutions, and the determined bid of violent groups to destroy even as they rebuild.

Those who return are carrying with them countless lessons from their observation of their host societies, which consciously or unconsciously inform their approach. Initiatives of Change which aims to ‘inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves’ has made a small contribution to this process, Initiatives of Change has been providing dialogue facilitation training courses to Somali and Eritrean refugees since 2005.

This course will consist of a Foundation course (starts 29 April on Saturdays for six weeks 10am - 4pm), an Intermediate course for those who wish to go deeper (Summer 2017), and a Training of Trainers (Autumn 2017). 

Venue: Initiatives of Change, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD

Course coordinator: Dr Muna Ismail


Deadline for applications: 30 March 2017


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