The short courses program is designed to deal with the role of the private sector in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. The course is part of building the capacity of the business sector in general and its engagement in peacebuilding activities in particular. The short course
targeted business executives who are influential in their sector and who can inspire and influence others working in the realm of business to engage in peacebuilding and mainstream peace in their business architecture. The program’s overall goal is to engage the business sector in peacebuilding and good governance issues in Ethiopia. The first course was held from 21-25 September 2022 at Bishoftu. The course welcomed middle-level managers, business executives, and representatives from private banks, corporations, business chambers as well as private business persons. Initiative Africa (IA), Institute for Peace & Security Studies (IPSS)-Addis Ababa University, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) are participating organizations.