Create positive change using the power of identity and culture

Combining the best of science and practice

Key Ideas Series

The essential concepts that unlock an understanding of identity and culture.  Gain perspectives that will reveal ways in which identities can be put to work to either limit or empower communities.

Key Techniques Series

Introducing practical skills that you can use to create positive change. Understand how to gather identity-related information and build effective strategies to counter division and promote cohesion.

Special Content

Taking the most relevant findings from anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, performance, media studies and other subjects, expose yourself to a world of knowledge relevant to your work.

Full Educational Content Preview 2020/21

Here's a break-down of the full OICD Institute educational and training content coming throughout 2020/21.

  • Accessible online training videos - Easy to follow presentations
  • Supporting articles and materials - Go deeper by reading more
  • Online forum for guided support - Ask our experts and the community when you're unsure
  • Practical research methods training - Equip yourself with the skills to discover the roots of the problem
  • Practical research analysis tools - Learn how to manage your findings and go to the next step
  • Practical strategy building guide - Design actual real world strategies rooted in an understanding of identity and culture

Identity is a core issue for peacebuilding work, but also a very complex one. What I found interesting and relevant about the OICD's approach is the way it combines a high level conceptual model with practical application.

Phil Vernon, former Director of Programmes
Phil Vernon, former Director of Programmes International Alert, London, UK (2004-2017)

With an interest in conflict prevention and resolution, I was looking for an opportunity to apply my academic knowledge to real-world projects. The interdisciplinary approach and unique methodology of conflict management that OICD applies is unparalleled.

Dr. Aliya Tskhay, Research Associate
Dr. Aliya Tskhay, Research Associate University of St. Andrews

Adding a wide variety of content over 2020/21!

Throughout 2020/21 we will uploading a wide variety of educational content. Sign up for a free OICD Institute account from Nov 17th 2020 to get early access to the materials and ensure you receive updates as new content becomes available.