Over the past twenty years, the aid community has increasingly acknowledged how well-intended policies and programmes can actually do harm by increasing conflict. In response to this, conflict sensitivity has emerged as a set of principles and approaches which could help aid actors to mitigate the risk of their interventions and to leverage their potential to contribute to peace. While tremendous achievements can be noted in terms of conceptual developments and policy commitments to conflict sensitivity, changing practices within institutions and in conflict-affected contexts remains a very live challenge.
In order to face this challenge, World Vision conducted a study in partnership with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects to identify general trends in (i) conflict dynamics in the contexts in which it works, (ii) how its programmes interact with conflict contexts and (iii) how its staff applies conflict sensitivity in their work.
In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Maya Assaf-Horstmeier, Associate Director for Conflict Sensitivity at World Vision International, will present the outcome report entitled ‘Conflict Sensitivity: Meta-Trend Analysis’. World Vision is a member and current coordinator of the Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub (CSC-Hub), a knowledge platform which aims to bring together actors in the field of development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, security, research and business using conflict sensitivity at policy, organisational and programmatic level.
The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion among participants.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.