ONLINE COURSE | UNSSC's e-Learning Course on Conflict Analysis for Sustaining Peace


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This tutored online programme introduces the core elements and principles of conflict analysis and explores some of the main analytical tools you can apply to ensure that your work is conflict-sensitive and whenever possible contributes to preventing conflict and sustaining peace.

Course contents

In this programme, you will go through each step of a conflict analysis process to grasp its core elements and principles as well as its application to ensure conflict sensitivity and prevention, and sustaining peace.

  • The first part of the programme explores conflict analysis, its rationale and purpose vis-à-vis some of the key tenets of the Sustaining Peace resolutions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The second part of the programme digs deeper into each of the core elements of a structured conflict analysis process and presents some of the main conflict analysis tools and methods that can be used to distinguish proximate and root causes of conflict, identify and understand different stakeholders as well as to analyze peace and conflict dynamics.
  • The third part of the programme looks at how to apply concepts and tools in practice in order to develop a full conflict analysis.

Target audience

UN staff as well as practitioners and representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

Registration/ enrollment

This online course has a fee, and the deadline to apply is currently 9 September 2021 (but likely to be extended). Check the webpage for upcoming courses.

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