First Annual Peacebuilding Training
MPI’s conducts its first Annual Peacebuilding Training. This Annual Peacebuilding Training has been conducted every year since then, generally in the month of May, but often into June.
Young professionals join MPI as secretariat volunteers, documenting courses and assisting the facilitators.
First Field-Based Courses
MPI includes community immersion called “field-based” courses in its curriculum.
First Year of Scholarships
Women, youth, indigenous peoples, religious and community leaders begin to receive scholarships to attend MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training.
Military Professionals Attend MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training
Military professionals attend MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training for the first time.
Incorporation of MPI
MPI is incorporated as a legal Not-for-Profit foundation in the Philippines.
Collaboration Develops with NARPI
MPI is invited to serve as an Advisory Member of the Steering Committee of the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) and to assist in the development of NARPI as a peacebuilding training institute in NEA.
MPI invites the first NARPI facilitator to facilitate at MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training, starting the practice to invite NARPI facilitators on a yearly basis.
Phase One of MPI's Resource-Based Conflict and Peacebuilding Training Program
Phase One of the Resource-Based Conflict and Peacebuilding Training Program, accompanying Subanen and Higaunon tribal leaders in resolving and transforming resource-based conflict through nonviolent, just and participatory processes begins.
MPI develops an enhanced website
MoU with Elizabethtown College
MPI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, USA.
Phase Two of the Resource-Based Conflict and Peacebuilding Training Program
Phase Two of the Resource-Based Conflict and Peacebuilding Training Program, focusing on building Indigenous Peoples' capacities in conflict transformation through collaborative decision-making, and enabling them to engage on an equal footing with other stakeholders for the development of their Ancestral Domains.
Exchange with NARPI
MPI sends its staff for the first time to attend the NARPI 2014 Summer Training, followed by MPI staff attending in 2016 and 2019.
MoA with forumZFD
MPI signs a Memorandum of Agreement with Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst (forumZFD) in Davao City, to collaborate for secretariat assistance during the MPI 2015 Annual Peacebuilding Training.
Letter of Agreement with KAICIID
MPI signs a Letter of Agreement with the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) in Vienna, Austria, to jointly conduct two courses for the KAICIID International Fellows Programme for Southeast Asia at the MPI 2016 Annual Peacebuilding Training.
MoU with Solomon Islands
MPI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Solomon Islands' Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) to collaborate in peacebuilding training (this was changed to the Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs in 2019).
Elizabethtown College Students Conduct Survey for MPI
Students and teaching assistants of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology's Research Methods and Statistical Analysis course of Elizabethtown College collaborate on a year-long community-based research project with MPI. The students design a research project examining the profiles, satisfaction, current work in peacebuilding, and suggestions for improvement of alumni throughout the world who have participated in the training program.
First MPI Alumni Reunion in Timor-Leste is Held
Youth Political Leadership Training
Youth Political Leadership Training is conducted jointly with International Alert Philippines in Davao City.
MPI Alumni Reunion Indonesia
First MPI alumni reunion in Indonesia is held, followed by a second one in December, with the eventual establishment of the Lembaga Perdamaian Indonesia (Indonesia Peacebuilding Institute) by MPI Indonesian alumni in 2018.
Alumni Reunion in Mindanao
First MPI alumni reunion in Mindanao is held in Midsayap, followed by additional reunions in other parts of Mindanao in 2019.
Islamic and Interfaith Peacebuilding Reflection
Islamic and Interfaith Peacebuilding Reflection is held in Davao City in collaboration with Mensen met een Missie of the Netherlands.
Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program
MPI begins the three-year Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program, training both Filipino and international grassroots peacebuilders to be mentors in their organizations and communities.
World Conference of Religions for Peace Japan Learning Tour
World Conference of Religions for Peace Japan learning tour is organized by MPI in Davao City.
First MPI Alumni Reunion in India is Held
Adolescent and Youth Peacebuilding Training of Trainers
MPI jointly organizes the Adolescent and Youth Peacebuilders Training of Trainers with UNICEF in Davao City.
MoU with Canadian Mennonite University
MPI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian Mennonite University to collaborate on mutually beneficial peacebuilding opportunities.
MPI Hosts BoT of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
MPI hosts the Board of Trustees of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia which is located in Hong Kong for a session on Peace Education in Davao City.
MPI Hosts Public Dialogue with MPI Alumnus Shecku Kawusu Mansaray
MPI and the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia of the Ateneo de Davao University organize a public dialogue with MPI alumnus Shecku Kawusu Mansaray entitled Peace Work in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone.
Specialized Trainings for Teachers with forumZFD
MPI signs a Memorandum of Agreement with Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst (forumZFD) in Davao City, to jointly organize two specialized trainings for teachers, integrating peace and conflict topics in political science curricula in the region of Davao.
Rotary Peace Fellow Intern Conducts Research for MPI in Lao PDR
MPI alumna and facilitator Phyusin Ngwethaw joined MPI as an intern through the Rotary Peace Fellowship with the University of Queensland, Australia, and condcuted research in Lao PDR to learn how MPI alumni there utilize what they learned at MPI in their work and what MPI could do better.
September – December 2020
2021 and 2022
Collaborative Effort with NP and JNC
2021 and 2022
2022 and 2023
First trainings outside the Philippines
In 2022 and 2023, MPI organized its first trainings outside the Philippines. The training in 2022 was organized for the teachers from universities in Indonesia, and the training was facilitated by MPI alumni that formed the Lembaga Perdamaian Indonesia (Indonesia Peacebuilding Institute).
In India, MPI collaboarted with the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia to organize a Peace Education course for teachers connected to the United Board.
MOA with JPIC – Timor Leste
MPI signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Justiça, Paz e Integridade da Criação de Timor-Leste (JPIC-Timor Leste) during the 2022 Annual Peacebuilding Training.