Training Course
Environmental peacebuilding training

Environmental Peacebuilding Training

In partnership with the Geneva Water Hub and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
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The Geneva Water Hub and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia have joined forces to develop a training course on “Environmental Peacebuilding” which will take place in Geneva.

This course aims to comprehensively explore the theoretical foundations, legal frameworks, and challenges associated with environmental peacebuilding. Participants will delve into various aspects, including:

  • the evolution, components, and different approaches employed in peacebuilding and environmental peacebuilding;

  • the significance of environmental factors in conflict and post-conflict situations;

  • the relevant legal frameworks that guide and support environmental peacebuilding;

  • emerging challenges, issues, and the prospects of environmental peacebuilding.

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Course objectives

The course on environmental peacebuilding has the following core objectives:

  • to introduce participants to peacebuilding and, in particular, environmental peacebuilding;

  • to comprehensively explore how natural resources and the environment can influence armed conflicts and vice-versa;

  • to assess the various components of peacebuilding, including the environmental dimensions in conflict and post-conflict situations;

  • examine the legal frameworks relevant to environmental peacebuilding;

  • to identify and discuss the challenges and opportunities encountered in environmental peacebuilding.



This training course is designed for militaries, law enforcement officers, international crisis management civilian personnel and diplomats.


Selection criteria

  • Master degree

  • At least two years of experience in the field of environmental peacebuilding

  • We welcome applications from all the regions of the world

  • Excellent knowledge of English



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia supports 25 scholarships which will cover travel costs, accommodation, and meals in Geneva as well as tuition fees.


Organised by

Waterhub logo      Republic of Slovenia logo      Executive Education logo


With the support of


Swiss confederation logo      UNIGE logo



How to apply

Application start:
3 July 2023

Application end:
25 August 2023
(with visa 11 August 2023)

Fee: Free of charge (sponsored)


Learn more

Consult the full course description here