HOW-TO GUIDE TO CONFLICT SENSITIVITY

AUTHOR: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium  

LAST UPDATED: 2015

TYPE OF TOOL: Handbook, Guidelines

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, handbook, guidelines, risk reduction, impact assessment

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF, 52 pages

LANGUAGES: English; Chapter 4 available in Arabic

WEB LINKS:

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

http://local.conflictsensitivity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/6602_HowToGuide_CSF_WEB_3.pdf (pdf)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “This ‘how to’ guide draws upon consortium experience to illustrate real examples of applying conflict sensitivity. It aims to provide practical advice suitable for anyone aiming to improve conflict sensitivity, whether in the field of development, humanitarian aid or peacebuilding work. It aims to provide practical, user-friendly information for people who are focusing at project or organization-wide level, whether aiming for best practice or just starting out on the journey towards conflict sensitivity.

The Guide has been organized into six core chapters. Each of these chapters contains a number of sub-themes exploring ‘the what’, ‘the why’ and particularly ‘the how’ of conflict sensitivity. Key areas that will be explored include:

  • Chapter 1: Conflict analysis
  • Chapter 2: Conflict sensitivity in the program cycle
  • Chapter 3: Key Issues for conflict sensitive programming
  • Chapter 4: Applying conflict sensitivity in emergency responses
  • Chapter 5: Assessing institutional capacity for conflict sensitivity
  • Chapter 6: Building institutional capacity for conflict sensitivity”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:“

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:  “Anyone aiming to improve conflict sensitivity, whether in the field of development, humanitarian aid or peacebuilding work.”

CONFLICT-SENSITIVE APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND PEACEBUILDING: RESOURCE PACK

AUTHOR: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium  

LAST UPDATED: 2015

TYPE OF TOOL: Report, Handbook

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, humanitarian action, Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, report, handbook, risk reduction, impact assessment

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF, 121 pages

LANGUAGES: English

WEB LINKS:

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

http://www.conflictsensitivity.org/site-index/ (PDF)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: A Resource Pack is the product of a two-year process by a consortium of partner organizations. The goal was to identify, synthesize, complement and enable conflict-sensitive practice in the fields of development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding. This was undertaken primarily in Kenya, Uganda and Sri Lanka but also at the global policy level. The focus of the initiative was donors, governments, INGOs and local civil society organizations.

This Resource Pack documents current practice, available frameworks and lessons learned. At its heart is the concept of conflict sensitivity – the notion of systematically taking into account both the positive and negative impact of interventions, in terms of conflict or peace dynamics, on the contexts in which they are undertaken, and, conversely, the impact of these contexts on the interventions.

The Resource Pack is organized in separate stand-alone units and does not need to be read from cover to cover.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: “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:  “The Resource Pack is designed for governments, donors and civil society (local and international) involved in development, humanitarian assistance and peace building. It does not assume that the reader has extensive knowledge of conflict transformation nor is it an academic discussion of conflict and related concepts.”

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.”