CONFLICT SENSITIVITY PRACTITIONERS’ TRAINING MANUAL

AUTHOR: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium

LAST UPDATED: 2015

TYPE OF TOOL: Training course

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, training course, Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, impact assessment, risk reduction

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF, 31 pages

LANGUAGES: English

WEB LINK:

http://www.conflictsensitivity.org (CSC)

http://www.conflictsensitivity.org/internaldocuments/conflict-sensitivity-practitioners-training-manual (website)

http://local.conflictsensitivity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CSA-Consortium-Practitioners-Manual.pdf (pdf)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “The manual is ideally useful as a guide for operationalization of conflict sensitivity by way of assessments, context analysis and mainstreaming of conflict sensitive approaches in institutional policies, organizational interventions; community based initiatives, individuals’ daily work and life settings but especially in conflict prone/affected zones. The realization that assistance becomes part and parcel of the context and the conflict in the setting in which it is given makes it paramount for the people working in such scenarios to be able to understand the interaction between their actions and processes with the conflict dynamics in the context.

This guiding manual is aimed at improving and enhancing the values and principles in the understanding, application and monitoring of conflict-sensitive programming. It is intended to equip practitioners with skills and knowledge that will enable them to among other tasks conduct conflict sensitive trainings, conflict analysis, undertake peace and conflict impact assessments, as well as to design, implement, monitor and evaluate conflict sensitive programs.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: “The project “The Practice of Conflict Sensitivity – Concept to Impact“ strengthened the practice of conflict sensitivity throughout and beyond a broad consortium of humanitarian, peacebuilding and multi-mandate development NGOs.

The purpose of the Conflict Sensitivity website is to further the understanding of what “conflict sensitivity” means in practice, in terms of organisational systems, project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of specific interventions. The original consortium comprised a diverse range of agencies which continue individually, together and with others to share findings widely in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors to enhance the capacity to institutionalise and implement conflict sensitive approaches.

INTENDED USER: “This manual is intended for development, humanitarian and peace practitioners, it also applies to multiple actors including diplomatic, governmental and donor agencies and the private sector in identifying possible areas for infusion of conflict sensitivity.”

HUMANITARIAN IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: MAPPING EMERGING TRENDS AND RISK HOTSPOTS

AUTHOR: CARE International

LAST UPDATED: November 2009

TYPE OF TOOL: Report

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, CARE International, report, climate adaptation

FORMAT: Downloadable PDFs

LANGUAGES: English

WEB LINKS:

http://www.care-international.org (CARE International)

http://www.careclimatechange.org/publications/global-reports/42-%20humanitarian-implications-of-climate-change=42 (tool)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “This study identifies the most likely humanitarian implications of climate change for the next 20-30 year period. The authors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to map specific hazards associated with climate change – specifically: floods, cyclones and droughts – and place them in relation to factors influencing vulnerability. The results identify hotspots of high humanitarian risk under changing climatic conditions.The purpose of mapping these hotspots is to help: (a) policymakers better understand the challenge we face and (b) humanitarian actors adapt their response strategies to the realities of climate change.” The tool consists of a humanitarian report,discussion paper, technology brief, policy brief, and several high-resolution maps.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CARE International is “a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty.

INTENDED USER:  Policymakers, humanitarian actors, and “anyone working towards a world where poverty has been overcome and people can live in dignity and security.”