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

Arab American University Jenin, 2017

Renewal of cooperation agreement

After a successful teaching cooperation between the Arab American University Jenin (AAUJ; occupied Palestinian territories) and swisspeace, the two institutes have agreed to continue this collaboration for 2017/18. swisspeace will therefore continue to teach 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 report for Zimbawe by mandate of the Swedish embassy in Harare and the Sida Helpdesk.


UNAMID, 2017

Conflict Sensitivity Training

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


CS Training in South Sudan, March 2017

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility

swisspeace jointly launched the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility in Juba and offered a CS training to its staff on researching the political economy of local governance structures in the north of South Sudan.


1-3 February 2017

Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts Course

The swisspeace course took place at the University of Basel. It explored how to make programs more effective in fragile contexts. About the course


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