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This in-person training advances the concept and practice of conflict sensitivity within the UN context at large, serving the strategic, programmatic and operational needs of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding practitioners alike. It provides an excellent opportunity to exchange with peers and learn about how the key concepts can be applied in different contexts.
Humanitarian, development and peacebuilding activities cannot be separated from their context, especially in conflict-affected settings. Adopting a conflict-sensitive approach to programming minimizes the risk that an intervention will exacerbate tensions. Such an approach – a minimum requirement for working on conflict – contributes to conflict prevention and sustaining peace, which cut across all three pillars of the UN – human rights, peace and security, and development.
In this course, participants will apply conflict sensitivity concepts, principles and tools to gain a deeper understanding of a context of their choice. Participants will assess how their intervention interacts with the context, and how it might be adapted to ‘do no harm,’ and ideally contribute to ‘doing more good’.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
This course is delivered in-person over three days. It combines theoretical approaches with practical activities, interactive individual and group exercises for experience sharing, joint reflection and peer exchange.
This course is divided into three parts.
UN staff as well as practitioners and representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.
The participation fee is $2,000, and covers the training costs only.
Travel, transfers and meals are not included.