Save the date for EUCTI’s Conflict Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity training between 11 and 27 April in a hybrid format!
One of the goals of the EUCTI project is to develop and deliver in-mission trainings that are based on the needs of the already deployed mission personnel. Therefore, the question is, why do the personnel need a training in conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity? What is the value added?
One of the obvious answers is that missions usually already operate in a conflict environment that requires sensitive and well thought out approach to finding a solution. Other reason is the growing complexity of conflicts, their causes, and their short-term and long-term risks. Prevention, management, resolution, and transformation of such conflicts require an approach that is coherent, strategic, and sensitive. An invaluable part of such an approach is a thorough conflict analysis.
This course is an undertaking of the competent trainers from our partner organisation Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF). Members of the target audience will be coming from EUCAP Somalia but also from other international organizations such as UN and African Union just to name a few. Up to 20 participants, deployed to Somalia or Kenya, otherwise tasked with implementing conflict-sensitive projects within the mission mandate will gain knowledge about the topic through a three-part training.
First, they will acquaint themselves with the theoretical aspects of the course. This, together with an overview of relevant conflict analysis tools and methodologies, will be done through the self-paced module. The second part of the training will be held online via Zoom and the third in a residential format in Nairobi, Kenya, due to Covid-19 restrictions in Somalia. Participants will have the chance to strengthen their knowledge and practice the conflict analysis tools through multiple group exercises, case studies and reflection activities. Finally, they will be able to present their work throughout the course in the grand finale, with the final presentation.
Hopefully, the participants will be able to use this newly gained knowledge to spread awareness, share good practices and include the training outcomes in all their future in-mission activities to strive towards a successful conclusion of the mission mandate.