DGSi Trainings in Conflict Management and Sensitivity

AUTHOR: Durham Global Security Institute   

LAST UPDATED: courses offered periodically

TYPE OF TOOL: Training Courses

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, Durham Global Security Institute, training course, risk reduction, impact assessment

FORMAT: On-site training course



https://www.dur.ac.uk/dgsi/ (Durham Global Security Institute)

https://www.dur.ac.uk/dgsi/pdc/ (course info)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “DGSi offer a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses consisting of short workshops. Courses are delivered by world-leading experts and practitioners, both from within Durham University and from elsewhere, and typically include lectures, seminars, group work and an interactive role play based on a real or constructed case. Course participants will be drawn from across government, the NGO sector, the military, international organisations and stakeholders.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The Durham Global Security Institute (DGSi) pursues research across the contemporary security agenda, focusing on the interface between defense, development and diplomacy as the arena where the most important and challenging security issues arise. Drawing on its network of academic and practitioner expertise, DGSi’s research and educational activity is practically-oriented, innovative and ambitious in casting new light on security challenges and identifying effective responses to complex problems.”

INTENDED USER:  Personnel working in disaster response or development


AUTHOR: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium


TYPE OF TOOL: Training course

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

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF, 31 pages



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.”


AUTHOR: American Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


TYPE OF TOOL: Training course

KEYWORDS: humanitarian action, environmental management, American Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, training course, restoration, water, impact assessment, risk reduction

FORMAT: Downloadable PDF documents and PowerPoint presentations; also available on CD

LANGUAGES: English, Bahasa Indonesian


http://www.redcross.org (American Red Cross)

http://www.worldwildlife.org (WWF)


ABOUT THE TOOL: The Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT) is a training program designed to increase awareness and knowledge of environmentally sustainable disaster response approaches.  The GRRT is made up of ten modules that are designed to be delivered in a one-day training workshop.  Each GRRT module package includes a trainer’s guide, training materials for a workshop, PowerPoint slides, a technical content paper that provides background information for the training, and additional resources for further study.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Environment and Disaster Management (EDM) program collaborates with humanitarian and development agencies, the United Nations (UN), academic institutions and others to integrate environmental considerations into disaster recovery, reconstruction, and risk reduction programs and policies, and to learn and develop new approaches. The program was formed during the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and in the years since we have worked in partnership to provide support, training, and development of new approaches for environmentally responsible disaster management in Belize, Chile, Ecuador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

INTENDED USER: Humanitarians, conservation practitioners, government officials, local communities, and donor organizations