LAST UPDATED: October 2011
TYPE OF TOOL: Handbook
KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, Trόcaire, handbook
FORMAT: Downloadable PDF document, 58 pages
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.