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Meet Positive Peace, the post-COVID recovery framework.

Created by the non-partisan and internationally renowned think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace, this free short course introduces the transformational framework — Positive Peace. Rethink peace with the Institute's data driven approach and discover how Positive Peace is associated with better performance on ecological sustainability, improved wellbeing, stronger GDP growth rates and better business outcomes. 

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Build a solid understanding of peace & its benefits. 

Over the course of 5 modules, you will learn about the history of peace and the centrality of ‘Positive Peace’ to sustaining peace in human societies. The IEP Peace Academy also affords you an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with some of IEP’s most influential publications - whether it’s the Global Peace Index, Positive Peace Report, Ecological Threat Register, Global Terrorism Index, or IEP’s research into COVID-19 and peace.


Expert instruction from the Institute for Economics & Peace.

The non-partisan, non-politically aligned Positive Peace Academy provides the knowledge and a neutral baseline from which you create your own practical approach to peaceful societal change, whether at home, in business, or in the community. The Positive Peace Academy equips all students with current, data-driven research and ongoing opportunities to remain involved in the IEP’s commitment to peacebuilding.

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Access the Academy anywhere - across mobile, tablet & desktop devices.


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Take the 2 hour course at once or you can learn at your own pace.


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Optional certificate purchase to support our mission and further your career. 

You're in good company

More than 90,000 people around the world have taken the Academy to learn about peace, and make change in their communities, cities and countries.

"The Positive Peace Academy is essential training for "big-picture' peacebuilders to make a difference."

Brian Farr
Salt Lake City, USA

"This training refined my knowledge about peace and conflict resolution by offering measurable models of peace."

Reem Ghunaim
New York, USA

"The Academy has helped me strengthen Positive Peace in conflict affected communities."

Patricia Garcia
Sydney, Australia

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