CONFLICT SENSITIVITY TOOLKIT

AUTHOR: Trόcaire

LAST UPDATED: October 2011

TYPE OF TOOL: Handbook

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, Trόcaire, handbook

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF document, 58 pages

LANGUAGES: English

WEB LINK:

https://www.trocaire.org/ (Trόcaire)

https://www.trocaire.org/sites/default/files/resources/policy/conflict_sensitivity_toolkit_final_version_oct_2011_1.pdf (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

change.”

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.

CONFLICT SENSITIVITY TOOLKIT

AUTHOR: Trócaire

LAST UPDATED: October 2011

TYPE OF TOOL: Handbook

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, Trócaire, handbook, impact assessment

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF document, 55 pages

LANGUAGES: English

WEB LINK:

http://www.trocaire.org (Trócaire)

https://www.trocaire.org/sites/default/files/resources/policy/conflict_sensitivity_toolkit_final_version_oct_2011_1.pdf  (toolkit)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “This toolkit addresses the need of Trócaire staff to have tools that facilitate their work in conflict scenarios making sure that:

  • Trócaire staff are aware of the conflict dynamics in the context where their programs are implemented
  • Trócaire staff understand how conflict affects their programs
  • Trócaire staff understand how their programs affect the conflict dynamics in the country or region where they are implemented
  • Trócaire’s programs are not intensifying or creating conflict
  • Trócaire’s programs are playing a part in promoting peace

This toolkit offers an opportunity to enhance Trócaire’s work through:

  • Systematizing conflict analysis
  • Ensuring programs and projects are conflict-sensitive
  • Conflict-sensitive monitoring and evaluation”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: “Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. They work with some of the world’s poorest people, supporting communities and delivering long-term change to people’s lives. Established in 1973, today Trócaire works in over 20 countries on issues including livelihoods, human rightsgender equality, HIV, climate change and emergency relief.”

INTENDED USER: Trócaire staff