Conflict Assessment

On-going Conflict Situations

  • Conduct ethnographic-based conflict assessment, including interviews, observations, and surveys
  • Draw conflict map in collaboration with stakeholders and others to look at conflict dynamics
  • Identify windows of opportunity for effective strategic interventions
  • Train and coach people and groups to cooperatively work through conflict

Intervention Programs

  • Systematically study the operating environment, the context, in which an intervention operates
  • The operating environment ranges from the micro to the macro levels in a geographic or social setting including all socio-economic and political tensions, root causes and structural elements
  • Evaluate the interaction between the context and the program’s goals and objectives
  • Inform policy makers, staff, and constituents with insights into incorporating conflict sensitive practices in program design

Conflict Sensitive Practices and Intervention Programs

  • Many non-profit organizations, government agencies, private businesses, and institutions like schools and police operate in conflict environments
  • A program that incorporates conflict sensitive practices not only addresses social issues, like education, poverty, crime, and disease, but also contributes to the reduction and prevention of emerging conflicts
  • Conflict sensitive practices can allow organizations to carry out their mission and activities in a manner that manages conflict and promotes peace within their operating environment
  • Conflict sensitive practices can be incorporated into a program’s design, from the planning stage to the implementation stage and up to the evaluation and monitoring stage
  • Conflict analysis is the central component of a conflict sensitive practice

How do you incorporate conflict sensitive practices in your program’s design?