Developing Ideas About Peace/Nonviolent Activism 2

Exercise description

Divide the participants into smaller groups.

Participants develop the idea and plan how to implement peace activities using a catalogue of questions as a basis. Then they present their idea for activities in front of the others and have the chance to receive feedback.


Developing the idea

  1. Type of activity:
  2. Activity duration:
  3. Target group:
  4. Goal:
  5. Team, place, time (if they are know):
  6. Short description of the idea that includes answers to the following questions:
  • How can you contribute to fulfilling the goal?
  • What do you want to achieve? What are the expected results? Short- term and long-term?
  • Why did you choose the target group?
  • What kind of legitimacy do you have in terms of them?
  • Are there aspects of this activity that contribute to peace-building?
  • What kinds of dilemmas do I have? Fears?

Planning the implementation

  • Resources that I have and that I still need? (strengths and weaknesses)
  • What kind of support do you need? Expected support from CNA (kind and amount)?
  • Do I see others from this group being involved? How?
  • Describe the implementation process (in steps/bullet points)
  • Following steps? Make a timeline.
  • Make a table with responsibilities and deadlines!

After 40 minutes of small group work, there are presentations. After each presentation you should leave some time for questions from the rest of the group and the team of trainers.

A catalog of questions suitable for printing on A4 format can be downloaded here.


Possible difficulties:

Workshop example:

Peace Activism and Nonviolent Action