Humanitarian & Peacebuilding Simulation, Nov 2-5, 2017 (Florida)


Coastal Hope Humanitarian and Peacebuilding Simulation, November 2-5, 2017, Fellsmere, FL, USA, registration closes: 9/29/17

November 2 - November 5

The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. is pleased to announce its November 2017 Coastal Hope full immersion field simulation to be held November 2-5, 2017 in Fellsmere, Florida, USA. Registration is now open and closes September 29.

The Forage Center is a 501c3 not for profit corporation established to provide experiential based training and education for humanitarian and peacebuilding practitioners and students. The center continues the work of the late Dr. Paul Foragewho first offered experiential based humanitarian education at Florida Atlantic University and then at Indian River State College in Florida starting in the early 2000s. The Coastal Hope program is designed to prepare participants to work in environments affected by war and conflict as well as natural disaster. Previously called Atlantic Promise and Atlantic Hope, the November program is 4-days in length starting on Thursday, November 2 in the late afternoon and ending on Sunday, November 5 in the early afternoon. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of successful participation. The Forage Center will also offer a similar program March 15-18, 2018 in Fellsmere, Florida.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants who will be “in sim” continually for the exercise. Role players will include professionals, educators, community members, and members of the 436th Civil Affairs Battalion of the U.S. Army. The fee for students is $625 and for professionals $1,000. The Forage Center is willing to work with organizations in setting group pricing for multiple individuals attending. The Forage Center does not offer scholarships. The fee includes all meals and lodging. Participants need to arrive in Fellsmere on their own. Fellsmere is a one hour drive north of West Palm Beach International Airport and one and one half hours from Orlando International Airport.

The following write ups provide information about the program:

George Mason University News, June 2017
Forage Center Press Release, March 2017
David J. Smith Consulting Blog, March 2017
Registration can be completed here.
For more information about other Forage Center activities go here or visit the Forage Center website.



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