Track VI Diplomacy: Peace Activism Training

The depth and width of peace activism is globally vast. Peace activism presence in conflict resolution research has played an important part in supporting democratic institutions and social movements worldwide. Grassroots and institutional initiatives for peace over the last century provide a wealth of case studies for current peace activists. Common knowledge remains skeptical about the possibilities for change through peace activism diplomacy. Yet, professional study of conflict resolution and recent historical events reveal that training, strategic planning, and cooperation can provide sufficient tools for peace activists to effect change.



IMTD's Peace Activism training can be assembled for instruction from 1 to 4 days. It is useful for any individual or entity engaging in public campaigns, building social institutions, or seeking knowledge about social diplomacy. It is also appropriate for any body organizing or responding to large public gatherings.

Take-away tools in Peace Activism Diplomacy
  • Scholarly knowledge on the history and development of Peace Activism
  • Understanding of campaign building: Tactics, Strategy, Objectives and Goals
  • Media Training
  • Quick-decision making & Consensus building
  • "Grounding" and "de-escalation" tools
  • Tools for cooperation with other sectors of society
  • Practical and comprehensive campaign planning materials


IMTD Approach

Societal initiatives often view their efforts as isolated from the cultural and political dimensions surrounding. This fragmentation cuts influence, legitimacy and efficiency from popular expressions. The IMTD approach supports peace activism as a part of a societal whole, recognizing both the power of social movements and the role it plays in relationship to other forms of diplomacy. This training highlights avenues, and teaches mostly unrealized opportunities for peace activists to work in cooperation with other sectors of society.