Welcome to SeeD's 'Evidence-based Policy Design for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion' Training Platform

A warm welcome to all partners, practitioners and participants of the SeeD 'Evidence-based Policy Design for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion' community. 

This is the homepage of SeeD’s online interactive training platform, where we will introduce you to our evidence-based policy design methodology. You may know of this as the SCORE methodology but our Evidence-based Policy Design for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion is a broader, scientific and principled process framework. This training focuses on the steps and principles of this process framework, which is shared by SCORE but is bigger and broader and can be customised globally for different outcomes of interest, from gender empowerment to violence prevention and youth inclusion. We will guide you through the process of designing and implementing evidence-based policy design approaches based on SeeD's robust and scientific process framework.

This is a closed training designed for people who want to develop their skills on how to design, conduct, interpret and use participatory and scientific assessment tools that can produce robust evidence relevant for effective policy and programmatic design, which can help improve decision making for sustaining peace and fostering social cohesion. 

It is envisioned that people who complete this training become part of SeeD's alliances around the world where we promote and implement Evidence-based Policy Design for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion efforts such as SCORE Liberia. The training materials published on this platform are SeeD’s intellectual property and should not be downloaded or used separately from the training. Undoubtedly, the skills you develop are yours to incorporate into your work, and SeeD is here to support and mentor you whenever needed.

On this platform you will find 5 different 'modules' related to the separate steps of the evidence-based policy design process cycle. These are:

●            Module 1: Evidence-based Policy Design for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion

●            Module 2: Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations 

●            Module 3: Calibration of the Process Framework to New Contexts

●            Module 4: Data Analysis Tools

●            Module 5: Creating Policy Impact

Each module consists of lessons ending with a knowledge check (quiz) to assess the skills and competencies we aim to develop. Each module also includes additional components such as a lesson discussion forum for interactive engagement and additional resources that may include reading materials and videos. You can contact other participants from the participant tahere, and also access these additional resources via the Library tab here.  

New modules are released with a few days/weeks apart. You can find the release dates from the calendar tab hereand complete these at your own pace by 31st of March.

Follow the modules in chronological order and you will become familiar with every step taken in the journey of SeeD’s Evidence-based Policy Design for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion process framework. If you have any questions or want to share insights with other participants, you can start a discussion within the relevant lessons' discussion forum. You can also write your comments in the final feedback at the end of each lesson to help us improve the training platform for future iterations. Lastly, there is a course structure as a check-list to help you track and make sure that you have completed each and every section under each module. 

If you have any questions, first consult the "FAQ" section and “Troubleshootingdiscussion forums listed below. If you cannot find answers to your questions there, please contact learnscore@seedsofpeace.eu.

We would like to encourage you to follow your personal development and of others to enrich the platform and the training experience with your insights and ideas, towards establishing a close-knit evidence-based policy design for peacebuilding and social cohesion community. This training is the first of its kind, and you are the first round of participants. We are excited to embark upon this journey together with you.

Together we can nurture our  current and future efforts to improve peacebuilding practices and foster social cohesion globally. In this way we can continue spreading and strengthening our Seeds of Peace.

Before we end our welcome note, we must extend our a special appreciation and thanks to our partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Liberia and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for funding this training platform

We hope you will have a great learning experience!

Kindly with Peace,

SeeD Team


    Site announcements

    Launch of Module 2 Lesson 5: Institutions and Economic Development

    by Learn Support -

    Good day participants!

    The holidays are almost here so the perfect time for the last SCORE challenge of 2019 with the launch of Lesson 5 on "Institutions and Economic Development". You will learn how SCORE looks into various layers of good governance and how we measure the perceptions towards the economic environment and building resilience.

    We hope you enjoy the lesson and wish you all the best for the Christmas days!

    SeeD Team


    Launch Module 2 Lesson 4: Citizenship & Participation

    by Learn Support -

    Dear SCORE participants,

    As the holidays are approaching, it would be a good time to dive some more into SCORE methodology and test your knowledge! Curious to understand what makes people active members of their community and how SCORE identifies the engaged champions of our society? Then we have some good news!

    We just launched a new lesson under Module 2 Lesson 4 on Citizenship and Participation so have a look and maybe even try to see where you and your surroundings stand and why based on the SCORE measurements. You can share your thoughts and experience in the "Discussion Forum" and test your understanding through the "Knowledge Check" below.

    Enjoy the new lesson!

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me on scheerder@seedsofpeace.eu

    Best wishes,

    Amie Scheerder

    Launch Module 2 Lesson 3: Community Cohesion & Intergroup Relations

    by Learn Support -

    Dear SCORE champions,

    Hopefully you are doing well and are excited about the next steps of the SCORE Learning process!

    I am glad to announce that  Module 2 Lesson 3 on Community Cohesion and Intergroup Relations is now officially launched. In this new lesson, we will show you how we measure it, the psychological background and how we can stimulate both phenomena towards a harmonious society. 

    In case you haven't yet, please finish Module 2 Lesson 1 on Human Capability and Lesson 2 on Human Security to understand the full scope of SCORE.

    Good luck with the new lesson and stay tuned for new discussion points to share your expertise and the chance to win an internet scratch card!

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me on scheerder@seedsofpeace.eu

    Best wishes,

    Amie Scheerder

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