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Youth for Peace Workshop

Youth for Peace Workshop (February 17th – 19th, 2024)

Asia is unique in its rich and diverse cultures, religions, natural and human resources. Unfortunately vast majority of the people still live under poverty line. Communal violence, suppression and deprivation of ethnic and religious minorities, arms race, war and conflict dashed the hope and aspirations for a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Asian unity. Part of it, due to colonial legacy and globalization process but part of it is our own making. Incompetent, corrupt governance, criminalization of politics and misinterpretation of religious teachings are in many ways responsible for this situation.

A movement for peace and sustainable development in the region requires a new generation of peace activists and development workers.

Youth have been always front line fighters for change. Today’s youth are many ways deprived from opportunities and support. In order to see a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous Asia, youth can play very important and positive role.

International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) in cooperation with ARFAMAN has been organizing Youth for Peace Training Workshop in South, South East Asia and the Middle East since 2004.

Target Group

Young leaders, scholars, teachers, post graduate students, NGO and social workers, and anyone else with a keen interest in approaching peace building creatively.

Course Aim

You will get an understanding and  dimension of peace and conflict. As a student/professional you will gain and build up knowledge and skills in promoting peace.

Period and Location

Date: February 17th -19th, 2024

Venue: Suwintawaong Soi 51, T. Kratumrai, Nong Chok, Bangkok

The Training Center in Nong Chok is 35 kms from central Bangkok in a rural residential setting with simple, basic accommodation. Participants will stay in comfortable rooms with 2-4 people sharing one room. Each room has an attached Bathroom and an Air conditioner as well.


To create a new generation of young peace builders for peace, solidarity and sustainable development in Asia.


Course Registration Fee: 200 USD

IIPDS do not provide participants airfare and visa expenses. Successful participant are responsible for their travels and visa expenses.

Airport Picking Up,  accommodation  and  foods  are  covered  by  IIPDS  during  the workshop training.


  • To develop critical awareness among Asian youth about Asian realities and challenges, Asian religions, traditions and cultures and engage them in social actions for peace, justice and development
  • To facilitate collective learning process about understanding of the causes of conflict, ways and means to transform conflict and build sustainable peace
  • To strengthen “Youth for Peace Net-work”


30 young peace activists who are engaged in peace and development works across the globe


  • Below 30 year of age
  • Socially engaged in peace and development works
  • Good command on English
  • Possess a leadership quality and potential to become a trainer
  • Applicant will continue to work for Peace Activity after graduation from this course

Course Structure

  • Team building, Group Dynamics and Discovering peace
  • Conflict & Violence and Conflict Analysis Tools
  • Exposure Visit
  • Group work and Critical Thinking Theory
  • Gender and Peace Building & Conflict in Transition
  • Peace, Reconciliation & Development
  • Simulation on Inter-faith Dialogue and Human Rights and Peace
  • Community Work, Ethical Peace Building, Networking and Follow up Action

Deadline of application  

February 12th, 2024

Program’s Contact

Ms. Khin Thida Aye

Program Coordinator

International Institute of Peace and Development Studies c/o ARF and AMAN


Phone: +66-959045480


For Further Information:

Facebook Links: International Institute of Peace and Development Studies – IIPDS

Asian Resource Foundation Asian Muslim Action Network


Application Form YFP 2024 (February), Application form

Program Information YFP 2024 (February), Course Information


February 17 @ 9:00 am UTC+7
February 19 @ 4:00 pm UTC+7
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International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS), Bangkok, Thailand
12/8 ,M.15 S.4, Suwinthawong 51,Soi Rom Yen ,Kratumrai
Nong Chok, Bangkok Thailand
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