Founded in 2004, the Great Lakes Peacebuilding Institute (formerly GLPS) has been a leader in training peace workers in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa (Burundi, Rwanda, Eastern DRC). Since its inception, the vision of GLPI has been to put tools into the hands of francophone peace practitioners working in conflict analysis, mediation, conflict transformation, and trauma healing in this region.


Currently, the Institute involves a one-month intensive training program in October consisting of four modules.  Modules vary from year to year including topics such as conflict analysis, peacebuilding (conflict transformation), identity and conflict, peace and development, trauma healing, and the theology of peace.

CertificatesThe institute brings together an experienced international faculty with dedicated peace practitioners in the Great Lakes region for a stimulating opportunity to learn, network, share best practices, and encourage each other.

Candidates who are working in the field of peacebuilding and wish to strengthen their skills are invited to apply to this hands-on, practical and theoretical approach to peace practice.


2015 Institute Schedule:

Date Module
Oct. 5 – 9 Conflict Analysis in the Great Lakes Region
Oct. 12 – 16 Fundamental Frameworks for Peacebuilding
Oct. 19 – 23 Trauma Healing
Oct. 26 – 30 Peace and Development