Q: How do I become a Peace Engineer?

A: Becoming a Peace Engineer typically requires a combination of education and training in both engineering and studies. Here are some steps that you can take to become a Peace Engineer:

  1. Obtain a strong education in engineering or a related technical field such as computer science, finance, data analytics, physics, or mathematics. This will give you the foundational knowledge and skills that you need to apply engineering principles to peace and conflict issues.

  2. Study peace and conflict studies or international relations. This will give you a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of violence and conflict, and equip you with the knowledge and skills to analyze and address these issues.

  3. Get work experience in peace and conflict related fields. This could include internships, volunteer work, or employment with organizations that work on peace and security issues.

  4. Consider obtaining a graduate degree in Peace Engineering, or a related field such as Conflict Resolution or Peace and Conflict Studies. Some universities across the world have specialized programs in Peace Engineering, but it's not that common yet.

  5. Network with other professionals in the field. Attend conferences, join professional organizations, and connect with other Peace Engineers to learn about job opportunities and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field.

  6. Apply for Certification as a Peace Engineer - this is the role that GSPE was created to fulfill!