CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

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

After we have successfully implemented an online workshop on the Do No Harm approach and postcolonial perspectives on the humanitarian sector CRISP invites to a follow-up-workshop focusing on fundamentals of Conflict Transformation and its practical implementation.

What can we learn from Conflict Transformation and its methods for our work in conflict-sensitive contexts?

 

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.

Registration: For registration please fill out this form here by Sunday, October 10th. We 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.

Language: The workshop will be held in English language.
Costs: 75,- EUR participation fee. Accommodation can be provided and travel costs reimbursed for a limited number of participants.
Registration: Please apply by filling out this form until Sunday,10 October. We will get back to you within two weeks after the deadline has expired.

In case of any questions or remarks please don’t hesitate to contact us

 

Duration:

22.10.2021 – 24.10.2021, (9:30 am to 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 to 4:00 on Sunday)

Locations:

Berlin, Germany

Participants:

20

Project Goals

This workshop aims to increase awareness for the communication with local partners on eye level and prepare 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 Groups

Actors from NGOs in Germany who are active in development cooperation. Furthermore, the workshop addressed those who work in public institutions or think tanks on topics related to development cooperation or humanitarian aid and students who aspire to a career in the development/humanitarian sector.