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Conflict Sensitivity: Stories that Shape the Concept

Author: House of Peace Publication Date: 2018 Summary: Reflecting on the concept and its application, this paper looks at the shortcomings and challenges of conflict sensitivity as observed in the field, and suggests recommendations to enhance the adoption and application of its principles. Additionally, learning from grassroots narratives, this paper highlights common stories of how […]

Countering Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Perspective
August 29, 2018
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Author: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Publication Date: September, 2013 Summary: This report explores the nexus of counter violent extremism (CVE) and peacebuilding and is written for counterterrorism and CVE experts and peacebuilders. Underpinning this report is the assumption that a stronger bridge between practitioners from both worlds would contribute to a broader understanding […]

Context, Conflict, and Do No Harm Analysis Worksheet

Author: Mercy Corps Summary: Mercy Corps’ Context, Conflict, and Do No Harm Analysis Worksheet is used to 1) analyze the context, including conflict dynamics that affect male and female adults and youth, and 2) explore the possible impact of an intervention to help people (disaggregated by sex and age) within those context and conflict dynamics. […]

The Next Frontier for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tackling Disasters in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Author: Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: ODI research has tried to better understand the relationship between disasters and conflict, to consolidate what is known about those affected by disasters who also happen to live in fragile or conflict-affected contexts in this report. To access this resource, please click here: “The Next […]

Conflict sensitivity and Food Programming: Do No Harm Pocket Guide

Author: World Vision Summary:The primary goal of this guide is to provide direction to field staff undertaking emergency response to mitigate unintended consequences of relief and development interventions on conflicts. At a more specific level, the guide is designed to meet two broad objectives. First, it aims to assist food programming teams and practitioners working […]

Camp Management Toolkit 2015

Author: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Publication Date: June 2015 Description:The Camp Management Toolkit has been designed to highlight Camp Management Agencies’ roles and responsibilities for each aspect of camp life. It contains a large amount […]

Webinar 17- Pitfalls for Working with Conflict Sensitivity: Experiences from Working with Host and Refugee Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Drawing from International Alert’s experience working on conflict sensitivity in Lebanon and Jordan, Ruth Simpson and Ilina Slavova discussed some of the practical challenges, common pitfalls and good practices in integrating conflict sensitivity into humanitarian responses working […]

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 […]

Ethical Decision-Making to Enable Humanitarian Access in High-Risk Environments

Author: Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN), Humanitarian Outcomes, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) Publication Date: November 2016 Description: This Network Paper seeks to contribute to solutions to an important and vexing problem: how can humanitarian organisations help people caught up in conflicts, when these conflicts make it dangerous for aid workers to operate safely? […]

Assisting Uncertainty: How Humanitarian Aid can Inadvertently Prolong Civil War

Author: Neil Narang Publication Date: 2014 Description: Humanitarian aid has rapidly emerged as a core component of modern peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. However, some practitioners and policymakers claim that humanitarian assistance may actually prolong conflict. The cur- rent debate about the effect of humanitarian aid on conflict under specifies causal mechanisms and takes place largely through […]

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