22. – 24. Oktober 2021

Working in Conflict-Sensitive Contexts - Methods of Conflict Transformation in their Practical Application


What can we learn from Conflict Transformation and its methods for our work in conflict-sensitive contexts? The workshop will mainly focus on this very question. After a short recap of the Do-No-Harm approach and complementary decolonial perspectives, we introduce the concept of conflict transformation as well as a selection of conflict analysis tools. The heart of the workshop is the application of principles of conflict transformation, conflict analysis tools and other learned concepts in an interactive simulation game. By actively engaging in the simulation, the participants test their knowledge and skills while facing the challenge to initiate decision-making processes on their own responsibility. Such an approach visualizes unconscious behavior and thinking patterns while consciously strengthening the participants' ability to act and enhances the capability to actively integrate principles of conflict sensitivity. In addition, the workshop offers a space for exchanging professional practical experience in conflict situations. 

The participants will have the opportunity to discuss problems and challenges they face in the context of their work in conflict-sensitive contexts. Goals The workshop aims at increasing awareness for the communication with local partners on eye level and preparing participants for their work in conflict sensitive settings by conveying basic principles of conflict transformation as well as conflict analysis tools and stress resilience. Target Group The seminar is primarily aimed at staff from NGOs in Germany. However, participation in the workshop is also open to practitioners from public institutions and think tanks dealing with implementing development cooperation on the ground and students targeting a career in the development/humanitarian sector.

The workshop will be held in English language. 

Registration: For registration, please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/HXeKDX4BDh8ytt5R6) until October 10, 2021. CRISP will get back to you within two weeks after the deadline has expired.

If you have any questions or remarks, please don't hesitate to contact us via brodner@crisp-berlin.org.

Participation fee: 75,- EUR | Costs for accommodation and travel can be reimbursed for up to 8 participants (***accomodation in single and double bedrooms***)