The programme is designed to enhance the capacity of stakeholders to better understand and respond to increasingly complex and multidimensional forms of insecurity and violence in cities using a human-centred approach.
Through this programme you will learn how to apply new concepts and analytical frameworks to better understand drivers of violence, as well as gain practical skills to develop strategies that contribute to building safer cities where protection and wellbeing are available for all.
Through a series of lectures and seminars designed by experts the programme will provide you with new intellectual skills to understand the relationship between contemporary processes of urbanization and dynamics of violence and insecurity in cities.
Specially designed field visits to key sites in London will also help you challenge conventional wisdom on what works to improve urban security and how to measure it, as well as re-imagine governance structures and processes that are relevant to the urban context you operate in.
The programme is designed to enable policy-makers, civil society and practitioners from a diverse range of nationalities and work experiences, to exchange ideas on how to tackle complex urban security challenges, making it a unique experience of intellectual and practical skills enhancement and networking.
Week Intensive Programme, Requires one week in London
Standard English required (Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish available).
A Maximum of 25 Participants
This programme is for policy makers and practitioners with experience in violence prevention and security policy. Applications from candidates with postgraduate degrees and interest in this policy area will be considered.
Please submit the following documents to email@example.com by September 2nd.
- CV or Resume
- Statement of interest: Include your interest and suitability for the program, what you hope to get out of the program and what you think you can bring to the class.
Total Programme fees: £ 2650
The fees do not include travel, accommodation or meals.
Participants are responsible for their own visa requirements. We cannot provide advice on this matter.
The programme offers a fresh perspective on key topics concerning violence reduction and the provision of security in cities. Lectures and seminars will cover the fundamentals regarding the most pervasive forms of violence and crime from an urban and human-centred perspective. Through critical and constructive dialogues with experts who have been studying and working on these issues in some of the cities and communities most affected by violence, the programme will challenge the way you think about violence reduction and security governance in cities. By using London as a hub to critically look at responses and practical challenges on the ground in this and other cities, the programme will also help develop strategic thinking and creativity to work in different urban contexts.
Please find a sample of the programme schedule here.
Dr Alexandra Abello-Colak - Programme Coordinator
Prof Gareth Jones - Professor of Urban Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment
Prof Jenny Pearce - Research Professor at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Dr Mary Martin - Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative
Dr Janet Foster - Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology