• Introduction

    Conflict sensitivity is a crucial approach in peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and development cooperation. It recognizes that actions taken in a specific context can either worsen or ease tensions, especially in conflict-prone areas. 

    Conflict-sensitive practitioners aim to minimize unintended harm and maximize positive impacts by considering potential consequences. This involves being mindful of the local context, power dynamics, and community needs. By adopting this approach, we can work towards promoting peace, safeguarding human rights, and supporting sustainable development. 

    Explore the resources below to understand the principles and practical applications of conflict sensitivity, emphasizing its role in creating more inclusive, effective, and empathetic responses to conflict challenges.

    • courses

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      Conflict Sensitivity & Do No Harm as an approach to prevent activities from inadvertently harming and contribute to peace.

      Diakonia helps you to integrate a conflict perspective into your work through conflict mainstreaming.

      This course offers an introductory framework, guidance, and tools for DCA staff addressing drivers of violence in conflict-affected contexts.

      An Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity

      An introduction to conflict sensitivity to help practitioners consider conflict sensitivity in their work in the Aid Sector.

      • Resources