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
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 tab here, 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 here, and 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 “Troubleshooting” discussion forums listed below. If you cannot
find answers to your questions there, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,