Conflict sensitivity comes from the recognition that humanitarian, development and peace-related assistance may have unintended impacts on peace and conflict. We work to promote conflict sensitivity in policy and practice within the humanitarian, development and peace fields. International assistance could, when not delivered in a conflict-sensitive manner, exacerbate drivers of conflict and miss opportunities to contribute to sustainable peace.
We do this in four ways:
- Contributing tools and approaches to help embassies, donor agencies, UN agencies, research organisations and NGOs at all levels, working in policy and practice, to adopt conflict-sensitive approaches to their work
- Advocating for conflict-sensitive approaches within international assistance, and providing targeted advice on how to adopt them
- Providing conflict sensitivity advice to embassies, donor agencies, UN agencies, international NGOs and research organisations, within specific contexts (such as Libya and Syria), by facilitating multi-stakeholder conflict sensitivity platforms which allow collective reflection and response
- Supporting the Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub, a global network of organisations and individuals working to strengthen conflict sensitivity in policy and practice. From October 2019 to 2021, PCi is acting as coordinator of the Hub
To download PCi Conflict Sensitivity materials by region, please visit the Resources and Analysis page.
Promoting understanding of conflict sensitive communications to international assistance providers working in Libya
In early March, Peaceful Change initiative (PCi) delivered a training on Conflict Sensitivity and Communications to international assistance providers working in Libya. The relationship between the communications environment and peace and conflict in Libya was explored including the polarised media
Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub advocating for conflict-sensitive aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Under the coordination of Peaceful Change initiative, the Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub has addressed policy and decision makers in an open letter sharing key recommendations on how governments, donors, UN and NGOs can deliver international aid in a conflict-sensitive way
PCi urges all humanitarian and development practitioners to implement a conflict-sensitive approach when delivering assistance in response to COVID-19
PCi is mentioned in an article by Nate Wilson, ‘Coronavirus Shows Why Libya Needs to Build its Institutions’, published on 14 April 2020 for the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). The article highlights that institutional support to improve the