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Great Lakes Peacebuilding Institute

PO Box 1470, Bujumbura, Burundi


+257 76 94 1981

© 2019 by GLPI. 

Welcome to our October 2019 Annual Peacebuilding Trainings in Burundi! 

Deadline of Applications (extended): September 22, 2019

Application Process

In order to apply for the trainings, interested candidates have to 1) meet certain criteria for admission, 2) submit the required documents, and 3) pay the required application and tuition fees. GLPI offers very limited scholarships, and participants are encouraged to find their own sponsors. As above-stated, deadline of receipt of application documents is August 2, 2019. Early submission of applications is advisable, in order to give enough time for training preparations and travel plans. 



We seek interested candidates with the following qualifications:

  • With minimum of two (2) years' experience in the field of peace and development work, especially (but not limited) in the African Great Lakes Region (exceptions can be made with regard to number of years of experiences upon recommendation of employer or supervisor);

  • With minimum of highschool or secondary level of education;

  • With competency in either French or English in both verbal and written communication;

  • Have willingness to participate in an international learning environment and clear understanding of goals for the training;

  • Compelling description of plans on how the skills and strategies learned from the training can be applied in respective communities;

  • Open to healthy discussions and dialogues in a multi-cultural environment; and

  • Commitment to peace, non-violence and reconciliation.


Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications shall submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form (download the form here);

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting the academic background, work experience, and other accomplishments and competencies; and

  • Signed and stamped recommendation letter from employer or sponsoring organization (using official letterhead)

These documents shall be sent via email to glpeacebuildinginstitute@gmail.com with the following subject line: 

"(Your Surname) October 2019 Institute Application"

Deadline for submission of documents is August 2, 2019. 


After submitting the documents to GLPI, the interested candidates shall then be required to pay the course fees in order to confirm admission.


Course fees are as follows:











As shown above, there are two categories for the fees: one is for individuals working with international non-government organizations (INGOs) and the other is for individuals working with local organizations and churches.


Under each category, there are two options: one is live-in option, which means that the fees include board and lodging, full tuition, supplies, field visits, and other related training costs; the other is the live-out option which is for those who prefers lodging outside of the conference venue, in which case, the fees include only the full tuition, supplies, field visits, and provisions for coffee and lunch during the week. 

Also, the fees are categorized whether it is per month (for those who are attending the entire month) or it is per week (for those who are selecting certain weeks only).

Course fees do not include visa fees, travel costs, per diem, or medical insurance. GLPI is not responsible for these costs. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that these other costs are covered by the sponsoring organization.

Payment must be transferred directly to the GLPI account. Note that the bank fees must be shouldered by the candidate. Once payment is made, a copy of the receipt of the bank transaction must be e-mailed to glpeacebuildinginstitute@gmail.com in order to confirm the transfer.





Once documents are submitted, and course fees are paid, the GLPI coordination team will e-mail the respective candidates to confirm their participation in the GLPI October 2019 institute, along with other information to help them prepare and plan for their travels and the trainings.