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Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers

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Caritas has launched ‘Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers’ to provide an unrivalled resource for designing peace building workshops.

The 200 plus page web toolkit has been developed for trainers, facilitators, learning designers and other practitioners engaged in peace building. In addition, all aid workers engaged in contexts of conflict might find useful resources here.

The toolkit contains everything a community trainer needs to run effective workshops in their local context. Trainers can build their own workshops online from a wide range of activities and other tools for learning design and facilitation.

The free-to-use resources have been written by academics, practitioners and institutions working on peace from around the world.

The toolkit goes beyond being a manual, this is a web-based kit with content, activities and resources interlinked so that peace workers can surf through to develop quickly what they need.

A few clicks on the mouse can take your from introductory explanation, to how to design your workshop, to specific training activities, to supporting research and resources.

Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers also allows users to upload new resources, share and rate content, and take part in online discussions.

Caritas Internationalis Head of Communications Patrick Nicholson said,

“It is the most comprehensive tool available on the web for designing peace building workshops. It gives trainers instant access to the information they need and provides them with simple channels to design better workshops. It can be constantly updated so can be a source of information for years to come.”

“We expect Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers will become a required tool for not only Caritas members who are working in this area but for civil society, non-governmental organisations, governments and international bodies working for peace. Although it will never be visible to most people, it is will become one of the building blocks on which a world with less conflict is achieved.

“On 24 March 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was shot and killed while celebrating Mass in a chapel near his cathedral after becoming an outspoken champion of peace, justice and human rights in El Salvador. His life and martyrdom has been an inspiration to the work of Caritas and beyond. Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers is being launched on the anniversary of his death in dedication to him.”


Caritas is a global movement working in solidarity for a fairer world, inspired by the example of Christian faith and Catholic Social Teaching.

The 162 national Caritas members make the biggest network of Catholic charities in the world devoted to reducing poverty and campaigning for social justice. Mostly our members have Caritas in their names, but not always. We’re a bottom up family and our member identities reflect their different histories. Think Trocaire, CAFOD, SCIAF, CRS,, Cordaid,, Secours Catholique, CADEV, and Karina. All are Caritas and that’s only a start.

Caritas works in three main areas

If there is a disaster, we’re the place you go to for safety, the neighbour who organises food and blankets, and the coalition of the good that pulls together global resources to support you.

Sustainable development:
Whether it’s access to healthcare, education, or clean water, we work with people to find their own solutions in our provision of social services and long term environmentally sustainable development.

Peace building:
From Afghanistan to Colombia, East Timor to Kosovo, Iraq to Zimbabwe, Caritas is on the frontline of bringing about peace and reconciliation, especially through inter-religious dialogue.