Across all sectors, it’s necessary to ensure that interventions mitigate conflict & violence, build peace & promote prosperity. By applying conflict sensitivity to foster social cohesion, tolerance & collaboration, practitioners can meet project goals without aggravating conflict drivers (USAID). This Thematic Action Area offers resources, discussions & more for you to enhance knowledge & collaboration around conflict sensitivity.
Frequently Asked Questions
‘A conflict-sensitive approach involves gaining a sound understanding of the two-way interaction between activities & context and acting to minimize negative impacts & maximize positive impacts of the intervention on conflict, within an organization’s given priorities/objectives (mandate)’ (Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub).
Peacebuilding is a broad range of measures implemented in the context of emerging, current, or post-conflict situations & which are explicitly guided & motivated by a primary commitment to the prevention of violent conflict & the promotion of a lasting & sustainable peace (Search for Common Ground).
Whereas conflict sensitivity is defined as developing & implementing programs to work most effectively in conflict, peacebuilding is defined as working on conflict to produce peacebuilding outcomes. For more on the distinction, please see this resource.
To start conversations about & provide insight on topics related to conflict sensitivity, please explore & contribute to our Discussions.
For a collection of resources on conflict sensitivity, please visit our Resource Library.
For a list of organizations & groups working in conflict sensitivity, please see our Collaboration Map.