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Religion in Plural Societies: Cohesion, Conflict and Peacebuilding course in Singapore

Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP)


  • Mid to senior level government officials involved in policymaking related to domestic affairs, international relations, community development, education and community leadership;

  • Nominated by their respective Governments;

  • Proficient in spoken and written English;

  • In good health.


The Singapore Cooperation Programme invites you to the Religion in Plural Societies: Cohesion, Conflict and Peacebuilding course, to be conducted by Globalab Pte Ltd. The course will be held from 16 to 20 January 2017. 

The course is sponsored by the Government of Singapore under the Singapore Cooperation Programme. Under this programme arrangement, the Government of Singapore will bear the following expenses for the successful applicants (thereafter known as participants) during their training in Singapore. These expenses include:

- A daily training allowance of One Hundred and Twenty Singapore Dollars (S$120) from first day to last day of the course to cover meals and daily expenses. [Complimentary breakfast is provided in the hotel from the first day to one day after the course];

- Transportation to course venue and site visits;

- Medical insurance for participants to cover accident and hospitalisation during their stay in Singapore in accordance with the policy of a local insurance company; and

- Accommodation for the entire duration of the course.

The nominating government will be responsible for their participants’ round-trip airfares.

Participants are to bear their personal miscellaneous expenses that might be incurred prior to receiving the allowance.

Any expenses for out-patient medical/dental treatment will be borne by the participants themselves.


This course will provide participants with an overview of the role of religion in relation to communal cohesion and conflict. Participants will learn how to manage and navigate rising religiosity and diversity in times of peace and conflict by drawing on conceptual frameworks and case studies.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

- Understand the diversity of religious practices and current trends in the world.

- Provide an overview on role of religious practices and current trends in the world.

- Gain an understanding on the maintenance of peace and stability to preserve communal cohesion. Understand the laws and regulations developed in Singapore to preserve religious harmony and respect.

- Develop conflict management skills to prevent violence and arbitration models to diffuse religious disharmony.

- Share Singapore’s experience in total defence and communication strategies as tools for dialogues and peace building.

- Share religious diversity case studies and programmes implemented in Singapore by the various religious organisations.

- Gain knowledge on government approach on educational programmes to solve problems and maintain peace in society.

The 5-days programme will give participants a better understanding on the rationale and process of embarking on a policy that promotes racial harmony. They will share conceptual frameworks and models that explain religious beliefs and how diversity has contributed to harmony through the adoption of policies.

Using the best mix of training and learning methodologies, this programme will be highly interactive and experiential. Besides formal lecturing, activities include open discussions, group work, exercises, visits, video presentations on Singapore experiences and case studies. A panel discussion and presentation will take place on the final day by participants.

Participants are required to comply with the following:

(a) Strictly observe course schedules and not miss training sessions.

(b) Not bring any member of their family and/or aide for the duration of the course.

(c) Carry out instructions and abide by conditions as may be stipulated by the nominating Government or the Government of Singapore with respect to the course.

(d) Refrain from engaging in political activities, or any form of employment for profit or gain while in Singapore.

(e) Discontinue the course, in the event they fall seriously ill and are considered unable to continue the training or have committed an improper act.

(f) Return to their respective home countries upon completion of the course.

The Government of Singapore is pleased to invite the respective National Focal Points for Technical Assistance to nominate one (1) suitable applicant. Selection of applications will be based on merit. Should there be more applicants than training places, the Government of Singapore seeks the understanding of the respective National Focal Points for Technical Assistance in the event that its nominee(s) is not selected. All nominations are to be submitted by the respective Government institutions using the official SCP Application Form. The application forms are to be submitted and should reach the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore through the National Focal Point and the Singapore Embassy in the nominating country no later than Monday, 5 December 2016.

Please address the forms to:


Technical Cooperation Directorate

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore


Singapore 248163

Attn: Mr Nicholas Sim

Tel: (65) 6379 8461

Fax: (65) 6479 3357


- To expedite the process, a copy of the completed application forms can be scanned and sent via e-mail/fax to the email address/fax number stated above. The original application forms can be mailed through diplomatic or normal channels.

- All application forms should be completed in full and must bear the endorsement of the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs or National Focal Point responsible for technical assistance.

- Incomplete application forms or forms which are not endorsed will not be accepted.

- Applicants should refrain from making telephone, fax and email inquiries on the status of their applications.

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore will inform all applicants of the outcome of their applications. Their National Focal Point will also be informed directly or through our diplomatic representations in the nominating country.

- Flight arrangements are only to be made upon receipt of the Letter of Acceptance to the course.

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Desde 2016-11-09 00:00:00.0 hasta 2016-12-05 00:00:00.0
Fecha de convocatoria
2016-11-09 00:00:00.0
Información del convocante
Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP)
Email de contacto
(65) - 6379 8000

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