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May 16, 2012 - Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) 2012 to be held in Japan!
The Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) will be held in August 2012 in Hiroshima, Japan! Peace Boat is a member of the organizing committee of this institute, and invites all interested to join the programme.

NARPI is a Peacebuilding Institute in which participants from Northeast Asia receive training in the areas of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, restorative justice, and mediation. Within these training programs we also seek to build relationships between people from different parts of Asia and to seek transformative and positive approaches to conflict and cultural differences.

NARPI is working to strengthen and empower people in Northeast Asia through providing peacebuilding training and building cross-cultural networks. Northeast Asia is a region of historical, territorial, military and nuclear tensions. Today many human and financial resources are dedicated to the militarization of Northeast Asian nations. Transforming the existing culture of animosity and militarism into a culture of peace and reconciliation can be possible through education and a fundamental paradigm shift. However a void exists in the area of education and training opportunities where people can be empowered with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to bring about this change.

This is why NARPI is such a necessary institute for this region, to provide vital training in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The idea of NARPI was born from the discovery of needs and demands from activists and students working in the field of peacebuilding. NARPI is made up of partners from Northeast Asia and will train students primarily from this region.

Please see the NARPI homepage for more details including courses, facilitators and how to apply here: NARPI homepage

We hope to see you at NARPI 2012!
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