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Webinar 16 – Humanitarian Assistance in Conflict Environments: Resources and Approaches

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Wale Osofisan and George Readings from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shared some of the IRC’s resources and approaches used to design conflict sensitive humanitarian assistance programs. Two Theories of Change pertaining to Safety and Power were presented, as […]

Webinar 15: Trauma-Informed Conflict Transformation

Webinar Date and Time: December 20, 2017 at 1:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Trauma, and the effects of trauma, have been largely overlooked when addressing long-term conflict. There is increasing evidence that trauma-informed approaches result in greater social, economic and political stability. Angi Yoder-Maina and Belkys López from the […]

Examining Peacebuilding Through a Trauma Lens: Practitioner Reflections on Programs for Youth Exposed to Traumatic Stressors in Intergroup Conflict
December 5, 2017
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Author: Liza Hester Publication Date: October 2016 Description: The international community recognizes that young people are increasingly vulnerable to psychosocial trauma within in intergroup conflict. Exposure to traumatic stressors within these conflicts poses unique risks not only to the neurological and social development of youth, but also to their capacities to fully engage in peacebuilding interventions. […]

Webinar 11: Taking Conflict Sensitivity to the Next Level

Webinar Date and Time: May 17, 2017 at 10:00 EST. Click here to watch the webinar. Webinar Description: In 2014, swisspeace organized a Conflict Sensitivity Expert Retreat to reflect on key achievements and discuss failures in implementing larger conflict sensitivity practices in the field. The process laid the foundation for the emergence of a community of practice, the Conflict Sensitivity […]

Do No Harm Workshop: Trainer and Participant Manuals

Author: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects Publication Date: 2016 Description: This manual is intended for DNH Trainers of all levels. It is meant to help trainers begin the process of working with workshop hosts and participants to tailor the content, type and style of the workshop. This manual provides all the content for a DNH workshop of any duration. […]

Conflict Diagnostic Considerations for Food for Peace

Author: USAID Publication Date: September 21, 2016 Description: This document first outlines for the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) the key areas where conflict sensitivity is particularly challenging and provides recommended diagnostic questions that can assist FFP and its implementers to avoid or mitigate these challenges throughout the program cycle. The following section then provides […]

3 Steps to Working in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

Author: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Centre for Peacebuilding (KOFF) at Swisspeace Description: This Manual has been elaborated by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Swisspeace as a practical guidance for development practitioners in the field to learn how to (1) analyse and better understand the conflict context they are working in, (2) analyse the interaction of their project or […]

Working in Conflict: A Faith based Toolkit for Islamic Relief
February 8, 2017
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Author: Lucy V. Salek, Islamic Relief Worldwide Publication Date: 2014 Description: The toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource, drawing from expertise across the sector, but approaches each area of work from an Islamic perspective and offers suggestions to the reader on how they might approach programming in conflict-affected areas from that basis. […]

Can Mediation Do Harm? Conflict Sensitivity in International Peace Negotiations.

Author: Swisspeace Publication Date: April 2014 Description: While the concept of conflict sensitivity has been largely accepted in humanitarian and development aid and in peacebuilding, it remains widely neglected in international peace mediation. Most practitioners assume that a mediation process automatically has a positive impact on the wider conflict context. This assumption is, however, questioned by the fact […]

Embedding Conflict Sensitivity: The Ability of Uganda’s Peace, Recovery and Development Plan Districts to Adopt a Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Development

Author: Saferworld Description: The Government of Uganda’s (GoU) Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) is the overarching framework for addressing Northern Uganda’s post-conflict needs. Conflict analysis and monitoring and conflict sensitivity are priorities for the second phase of the PRDP. Identified by the GoU and development partners alike, district officials are the linchpins in regional and local […]

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