This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from August 9th as Sweta Velpillay of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects hosted a discussion on “An Alternative Approach to Effectiveness in Conflict Sensitive Programming.”
As the peacebuilding community strives to find effective ways to integrate or mainstream conflict sensitivity across institutional practices and programs, a new approach of multi donor facilities has emerged to further the conflict sensitivity discourse. It seeks to maximize the potential of aid interventions to strengthen social cohesion and peace by focusing on the way aid programs are designed and delivered at the country strategy and policy levels.
In this webinar, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) shared lessons learned from the pilot phase of one such multi-donor facility, the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) in South Sudan. This project is implemented in partnership with Saferworld and swisspeace. It highlights the benefits of multi-donor approaches, as well as key achievements and challenges to effective and strategic conflict sensitive practices, especially in fragile country such as South Sudan.