Conflict-Sensitive Programming

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Conflict-sensitive programming is promoted by many agencies and individuals around the world. This page wants to create linkages to others working on the same topic in order to improve access to information and to contribute to the creation of a global movement.

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Useful Sites to Learn More about Conflict-Sensitive Programming

CDA

The American consultancy company Collaborative for Development Action (CDA) is the mother of all conflict-sensitive planning. Based on the vision of Mary Anderson, the process leading to the development of the "Do No Harm" approach had been coordinated by CDA, and the "Local Capacities for Peace Project in the Horn of Africa", which had been the nucleus for our own network of trainers, had been part of the mainstreaming initiatives of that process. In the meantime, CDA has been involved in several sister projects, looking at the effectiveness of peace-building efforts ("Reflecting on Peace Practice Project"), addressing the role of corporations on peace and conflict ("Corporate Engagement Project"), and analysing the outcome of decades of development cooperation ("Listening Project"). More information on all these projects can be found on www.cdacollaborative.org

Go to CDA's website

Conflict Sensitivity Consortium

The Conflict Sensitivity Consortium was established by a number of British organizations, trying to apply "Do No Harm" and other approaches in practice. Initially focussing on Kenya, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka, the work has now spread more broadly. The purpose of the Conflict Sensitivity website is to further the understanding of what "conflict sensitivity" means in practice, in terms of organizational 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 institutionalize and implement conflict sensitive approaches. Several interesting publications can be found on www.conflictsensitivity.org

Go to the Consortium's website

Forum ZFD and AfK

Forum ZFD was established in 1996 with a mission to push for the "realization of the idea of a Civilian Peace Service" in Germany. It is a non-partisan organization, supported by 38 member organizations and more than 150 individual members. Forum ZFD carries out projects of the Civil Peace Service in the Middle East, in the Western Balkans and in Southeast Asia. These include education about the origins and consequences of violent conflict, the establishment of dialogue between opposing parties, the promotion of civil society and the reintegration of refugees and former combatants. Based on the idea that "peace needs specialists", the institution has established the Academy for Conflict Transformation (AfK), which offers qualification courses and trainings on issues of civil conflict resolution. We are honoured to have been invited to participate in these courses with our knowledge about "Do No Harm" and project planning. More information on both institutions can be found on www.forumzfd.de and on www.forumzfd-akademie.de

Go to Forum ZFD's website

Go to AfK's website

SwissPeace and KOFF

SwissPeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It analyses violent conflicts and develops strategies for their peaceful transformation. The organization aims at contributing to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation by producing innovative research, shaping discourses on international peace policy, developing and applying new peacebuilding tools and methodologies, supporting and advising other peace actors, as well as by providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, discussion, critical reflection and learning. Among others, SwissPeace is housing the Centre for Peacebuilding (KOFF), which facilitates dialogue and learning processes and fosters information sharing with a view to develop strategic alternatives, policy recommendations and joint initiatives for peace with its member organizations. More information on both institutions can be found on www.swisspeace.ch and on koff.swisspeace.ch

Go to SwissPeace's website

Go to KOFF's website