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This online tutored programme 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.
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 programme, 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 programme, participants will be able to:
This programme is delivered entirely online over four weeks. It combines self-paced modules with practical activities, live online sessions and interactive spaces for experience sharing, joint reflection and peer exchange. Weekly coaching sessions in small groups complement the programme, making it very practical and relevant, as participants will have the chance to work on and discuss a context of their choice. UNSSC tutors will guide and support the group throughout the entire learning journey.
The programme is hosted on the UNSSC online learning platform, eLounge, which allows participants a high degree of flexibility to access content at their own pace, from anywhere and at any time. Live sessions are hosted on Zoom.
This online tutored programme 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 programme fee is $1,000. The fee includes access to all training and learning materials as well as participation in live online sessions, one-to-one support and weekly coaching sessions in small groups.