NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY
From January 2007 through December 2012 IMTD taught a 12 week elective at the National Defense University entitled, “Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.” 180 participants from 53 countries, 98 from foreign countries, have taken the course during that time including Colonels, Naval Captains, civilians, and 10 Brigadier Generals.
SIERRA LEONE: DO NO HARM TRAINING
In 1997, IMTD carried out a 10-day conflict resolution and peacebuilding training in Sierra Leone for 30 CARE senior staff members in West Africa. This was an important moment in Sierra Leone’s conflicted history, because at that point the country was peaceful. We have reinstated relations with several leaders from Sierra Leone over the years.
TANZANIA: INTEGRATING PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
IMTD’s involvement with Tanzania is based on two different projects. Initially, IMTD was called to conduct a CR training program with 25 Tanzanians representing all nine tracks of diplomacy. These individuals took the training to heart and, with only minimal IMTD assistance, launched the Tanzanian Conflict Resolution Center following the completion of their training. This NGO continues to put on CR workshops and trainings that seek to integrate the “Tanzanian ways” of peacebuilding along with western CR theory. After the success of the first CR training, IMTD was approached by CARE. They sought training for their staff as well as IDPs they administered within Tanzania. The success of this training alongside CARE led to a lasting partnership between our organizations.