Conflict Analysis for Sustaining Peace

from UN System Staff College
Registration deadline: 04 Nov 2019 Training date: 11 Nov 2019 to 06 Dec 2019 More Information

Preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict is a hugely ambitious task, but a more integrated, strategic and coherent approach across and beyond the UN system can achieve and sustain peace. As acknowledged by the latest round of UN reviews, this requires strengthened capacities to conduct sound conflict analysis and to translate such analysis into conflict-sensitive, politically savvy responses to violence and fragility.

Conflict analysis provides insights into the causes and consequences of violent conflict, the dynamics supporting or undermining peace efforts, and the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders. It provides a solid framework to engage with both volatile political situations where a conflict prevention lens is required and post-conflict settings where the consolidation of peace is the priority.

Applying an inter-agency and multi-disciplinary lens, this tutored online course builds practical skills on conflict analysis and its application towards sustainable peace.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the main concepts, core components and phases of conflict analysis;
  • Apply conflict analysis tools in a systematic way to a specific case study to identify priorities and entry points for sustaining peace outcomes;
  • Articulate good practices and quality criteria to conduct a conflict analysis exercise;
  • Discuss ways to integrate conflict analysis into planning and programming processes.

The online course combines self-paced learning with tutored components, peer feedback and live webinars with seasoned practitioners and experts.

Fee information:
The course fee is 500 USD.