AUTHOR: Trόcaire

LAST UPDATED: October 2011

TYPE OF TOOL: Handbook

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, Trόcaire, handbook

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF document, 58 pages


WEB LINK: (Trόcaire) (tool)

ABOUT THE TOOL: The tool is meant to help program staff be aware of conflict dynamics,

understand how conflict affects their programs and vice versa, and make sure that their activities do

not intensify conflict and do enhance prospects for peace. The tool contains three modules: key

conflict concepts and issues; conflict-sensitive approaches to development; and integrating conflict

sensitivity into programming.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ‘Trócaire is an Irish charity and the overseas development agency of the

Catholic Church in Ireland. We work with partners in over 20 countries in the developing world to

empower communities to improve their lives, meet their basic needs and ensure their human dignity.

In Ireland, we raise awareness about the root causes of poverty and injustice, and advocate for


INTENDED USER: Program staff and managers seeking to take a conflict-sensitive approach within

their program activities. The tool was developed for use by Trócaire staff, particularly those working

on governance and human rights.

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