Conflict Sensitivity

All actors in fragile and conflict-affected situations must ensure that their interventions do not inadvertently increase existing socio-political tensions. Moreover, they should make use of any potentialities that exist to strengthen social cohesion, peace and the transition out of fragility. The conflict context must be the starting point for the planning and design of all interventions and all aspects of an organisation have to be adapted in accordance with it.

swisspeace is offering an online course on conflict sensitivity (with offline version), available in EN, FR and ES. The course is structured in 3 modules and aims to equip development, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding practitioners with the fundamental concepts of conflict sensitivity and useful tools for creative and effective application of conflict sensitivity, at program and institutional level. For conditions of access to the course please contact anna.bernhard@swisspeace.ch

Latest Activities

Stefan Bächtold, 2017

An eclipse of Myanmar’s civil society

Report for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Download English / German


Project funded by DFID, the Swiss FDFA and the Embassy of Canada, 2016-2018

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility South Sudan

swisspeace together with Saferworld and CDA have been implementing the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) to develop and test innovative approaches to conflict sensitivity in order to support the use of conflict sensitivity in donor strategies and programs in South Sudan. Several conflict sensitivity trainings and coaching have been organized. Project website; Research repository


Arab American University Jenin, 2017-2018

Teaching assignment

The Arab American University Jenin (AAUJ) and swisspeace are runing a teaching cooperation. In this framework, swisspeace has been teaching two modules in the AAUJ’s MA course on „Conflict Resolution and Development“ in Ramallah.


Sida Helpdesk, 2017

Conflict Prevention Analysis

swisspeace wrote a conflict prevention analysis on Zimbabwe for the Swedish embassy in Harare in the framework of the Sida Helpdesk.


Mandate for UNAMID, 2017

Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Training

swisspeace  gave a training on Conflict Prevention and Early Warning to staff of the AU/UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). More information


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