Peacebuilding Workshop 2011

1 Day Capacity Building Progamme:

‘Peacebuilding, Negotiating Skills and Conflict Management Skills’

in collaboration with

Center for Global Affairs, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

M.S. in Global Affairs Program, New York University (NYU)

April 2011- June 2013

The project required students to build upon the ‘Youth IMPACT in Peace building, Negotiating Skills and Conflict Management’ a Capacity Building Programme of the SEPLAA Foundation for youth.

Young people in Pakistan are faced with a number of challenges. The skills that were taught in this workshop can be used for enhancing the empowerment of young people whereby they will become effective agents of change within their own communities, organizations as well as economic units. This workshop as conducted through online media and was conducted in Pakistan, U.K. and U.S.A. simultaneously.


Objectives of the project:

To reach across to as many young people as possible about the benefits of peacebuilding, the requirement of negotiating skills and the methodology of conflict management in a competitive environment; in order to equip them with these essential skills for global survival and harmony to make room for the co existence of diverse cultures.

1. Project background and peace-building context (brief);

This project aimed at ensuring that Pakistani youth get an international dimension of peace-building initiatives. Examples quoted in the planned workshops revolved around non contentious examples such as conflict resolution examples in European countries and other South Asian countries.

2. Project overview:

We hade a half day session in which the workshop participants were first introduced to the concept of peace-building. This was followed by a reading break. The participants were then given an overview of conflict management and peacebuilding with specific reference to the situation in Karachi, Pakistan.The participants were later asked to give their feedback to help us follow trends and attitudes as a base line. As such this is a one day workshop which will be repeated several times until 2015.

 Project Development Team:

Mrs. Ammara Farooq Malik Project Director              -SEPLAA U.K.

Mr. Ahmad Farooq Malik UK Project Coordinator         -SEPLAA U.K.

Ms. Katarzyna Szutkowski Consultant          -New York University, U.S.A.


Ms. Zahra Wyne Pakistan Project Coordinator            – SEPLAA Lahore,Pakistan.

Mr. Hassan Wyne Technical Coordinator                     – SEPLAA Lahore,Pakistan