Training on disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues

Training on
Disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues
Dates on-line introductory course: 1 October – 31 October 2016
Dates in-person training course: 23 November-27 November 2016 (Bangkok, Thailand )
Dates on-line advanced course: 1 December – 31 December 2016 

The Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (DNP) Education Partnership coordinated by UNODA in Vienna is pleased to announce the first Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South Training Courses for Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific starting in October 2016. Applications for eligible candidates from Latin America will be open in 2017.

The training courses focus on disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues through on-line and in-person classes. The educational modules have been developed by the DNP Education partners, delivering to students first-hand information from some major international organisations, including the CTBTO, IAEA, OPCW and UNIDO.

A total of 140 full scholarships are available for women between 22-32 years of age from the Global South to travel to the regional training course locations. Participants will obtain a certificate from the UN mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) and may apply for a Diploma with University credits.

A scholarship includes:
Registration fee for the 2 months online and 1 week in person training course.
Travel costs from the country of residence to the in-person training course location in economy class fare.
Daily subsistence allowance for 1 week.

What is unique about this training programme?

  1. Dual learning modality: both in-person and on-line training.
  2. Participants will obtain a certificate from the UN mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). They have the possibility to with possibility to obtain a diploma carrying university credits.
  3. The training courses are developed directly by the DNP Education partners, delivering to students first-hand information from some major international organisations, under the coordination of the UNODA Office at Vienna and will be administered by UPEACE.
  4. 140 fully funded scholarships available to cover the costs of tuition and travel, room and board to the in-person training location for 1 week

Who is the target audience of the training courses?
Early career women from various fields from the Global South. It is not required to have previous knowledge of the issues of disarmament, non-proliferation and development.

What will participants learn?

  • This on-line and in-person course introduces participants to key conceptual and practical aspects of disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues, such as:
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Conventional weapons
  • Disarmament and development
  • Gender and disarmament
  • Peace and development-related technologies
  • Induction courses about entities contributing to disarmament, non-proliferation and development, such as the IAEA, CTBTO, OPCW, etc.

How are the training courses organised?

The training courses are composed of:

  •     1 month introductory on-line training (about 20 hours)
  •     1 week in-person training (about 40 hours)
  •     1 month advanced on-line training (about 20 hours)
  •     Optional: 1 final examination essay to obtain university credits (about 40 hours)

The on-line component includes: self-paced webinars with weekly sessions, reading material and exams, interaction with the instructor and the fellow students.

What do participants need to follow the training courses?


  •     a computer or mobile device, with audio
  •     reliable internet connection
  •     no special software is required


  •     travel to the in-person location for 5 working days to attend workshops and training sessions

What kind of certification will the participants receive?
Certificate of completion: all participants successfully completing the on-line and in-person training courses will receive an official certificate of completion from UPEACE.

Voluntary diploma: eligible participants who successfully pass the additional voluntary examination will receive an official diploma from UPEACE, carrying university credits.



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