Conflict-Sensitive Development and Peacebuilding (580)

Sam Gbaydee Doe

Development intervention can help transform conflicts, build peace, and foster resilience. However, if not done with sensitivity to the people involved and the complexities of each context, it can worsen conflict conditions, deepen the vulnerability of households and communities, and undermine prospects for lasting peace. There must be a responsibility for development institutions and practitioners to account for the way they do development, the results of their work, and the implication of their work for conflict, peace, and resilience-building. In this course, you will

  • Explore the peace, conflict, and security nexus;
  • Explore the role of resilience and vulnerability in peacebuilding;
  • Learn how to apply tools and frameworks for mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and resilience in global and national development institutions, policy instruments and projects, and at local levels; and
  • Critically reflect on the conflict sensitivity of “participation”, “consultation”, “equality”, and “inclusion” in the emerging international best practices for sustainable recovery and development.

There will be a hands-on application of conflict sensitive and resilience-building approaches to all stages in the recovery and development project cycle: context assessment including vulnerability-resilience assessment, project design, implementation, and monitoring and reporting results.

Draft syllabus