Introduction

This course use conflict analysis skills and tools to prepare participants to design conflict-sensitive responses that will leverage existing capacities for peace to tackle risks and build resilience. 

This 4-day course provides a solid framework to engage with both volatile political situations where a conflict prevention lens is required and post-conflict settings where the consolidation of peace is the priority.

Objectives

Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use conflict analysis to articulate and prioritize preventive actions;
  • Identify entry points and leverage existing capacities for peace in order to design conflict-sensitive responses;
  • Benefit from a conceptual understanding of both theoretical and operational aspects of sustaining peace;
  • Develop theories of change that take into account contextual risks.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course will employs an adult learning approach characterized by a participatory and interactive training style, which engages participants in practical exercises and group work. Case studies will allow the practical application of analytical frameworks to real-life situations.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

After discussing best practices and challenges of conflict analysis processes,  the first part of the course explores the concepts of 'capacities for peace' and 'resilience' in order equip participants with the theoretical and practical skills to identify effective points of intervention that can be used to influence conflict dynamics.

The second part of the course focuses on prioritization and on how theories of change can be used to move from analysis to action through conflict-sensitive strategies that take into account contextual risks and vulnerabilities as well as those mitigating factors that enable individuals, communities, institutions and societies to cope with them.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN personnel working on humanitarian support, peace operations, development programming, political crises and other complex emergencies.

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