Executive Course In Women, Peace And Security

This course will be delivered on a modular basis. It will provide enhanced training and engagement with widely used policy and practitioner analytical tools and models, enabling you to develop your skills and employability.

Course Overview

The Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies (AAIPSDS) have designed an Executive Course in Women, Peace, and Security. This course aims to enhance the understanding of the gendered politics of conflict, national security, and peacebuilding, and also provide training on the facilitation of women’s participation as agents of peacebuilding and prevention of conflict, violent extremism, gender-based violence, and insecurity. This course will explore the normative global, regional, and national frameworks on women’s participation in conflict prevention, governance, peace negotiations, peacekeeping missions, and conflict resolution mechanisms and their attendant challenges with respect to implementation. This course will draw on diverse interdisciplinary perspectives from theory, policy, and practice.

Course Objectives

The overall objective of the course is to provide participants with a ground understanding of the Peace and Security Agenda and its application to the specific national context of Nigeria. However, the specific objectives of the course are as follows:
  • Provide sound knowledge on the cause and triggers of violent conflicts in Nigeria.
  • Identify critical factors hindering the active engagement of women in peacebuilding activities in Nigeria.
  • Develop practical skills in conflict analysis and resolution.
  • Build the capacity of women to develop cultural friendly strategies for engagement in peacebuilding at the community level.
  • Improve opportunities for women to attain higher positions in international, regional, and national organizations.

Intended Audience

This course is intended to provide basic and intermediate-level training to professionals in the following sectors:
  • Women Organizations.
  • The Armed Forces
  • The Police
  • Para-Military Organizations
  • Line Ministries, Government Organizations
  • Private Sector Organizations responsible for the security functions of their organization.
  • Development Practitioners.
  • Faith-Based Organizations.
  • Gender Desk Officers
  • Women in Security Sector and Para-Military Organizations.

Application Deadline

Tuesday, 31st October, 2023

Payment Deadline

Friday, 3rd November, 2023

Course Date

6th November - 10th November, 2023

Course Fees

150,000 Naira

Early Birds (10% Discount)

135,000 Naira

Early Birds Closes

Tuesday, 24th October, 2023

For Further Inquiry, please contact the following

08100091193 || 07058777951
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Teaching Methodology

This course will be intensely interactive and will be delivered through lectures, seminar presentations, problem-solving and simulation sessions, tutorials, and field visits. Digital learning materials such as power point presentations will also be used for teaching.

Course Module

The Course comprises of ten (10) overarching modules.


The faculty is drawn from experienced professionals in the field; civil society organizations, international agencies, and academia with a view to providing participants with a sound knowledge base, expertise, and skills required to effectively tackle contemporary challenges confronting the active engagement of women in peacebuilding in Nigeria.


Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies, David Mark Road, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

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Each participant shall be required to pay a course fee of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (₦150,000) only. The course is non-residential, and participants are expected to take care of their travel expenses. AAIPSDS will provide participants with tea/coffee and course materials during the training.
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