IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects


I just cam across the Responding to Conflict Site  (RTC…get it?).

“RTC is an independent peacebuilding organisation that has worked since 1991 to support people and organisations in transforming violent conflict and building lasting peace.

We provide training and professional development and a variety of consultancy services in the fields of conflict assessment, conflict transformation strategies and methodologies, facilitation and mediation, and organisational development. We also design and manage long-term peacebuilding programmes and provide on-going support to our partners.”

The “About” page adds:

“Responding to Conflict is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to transform conflict and build peace.  We believe local people are best placed to find their own ways of dealing with conflict.

Since we began in 1991, RTC has established itself as a leader in the field of conflict transformation. Our handbook “Working with Conflict: Skills and Strategies for Action” is acknowledged as a key resource for practitioners, trainers and academics throughout the world and has been translated into 6 languages.

RTC has trained practitioners from more than 70 countries including those from some of the worlds most violent conflicts.

We have provided specialist advice and consultancy services to the governments of the UK, Australia, Japan, the United Nations Development Programme, and leading International NGO’s and charities such as Oxfam GB, Christian Aid, AGEH, Care International, CAFOD, the American Friends Service Committee and a variety of Red Cross national societies.

RTC has designed and managed long-term programmes in the Middle East, the Balkans, East Africa and South East Asia. We are currently developing new programmes in Nepal, Kenya and the Middle East.”

Again, here we see how peace building is becoming a more well  established and “professionalized” field, in which practitioners have access to an increasing number of quality training and skills building resources.

IGbarb says:  “How about some TLC for RTC!”


May 20, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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