Conflict Analysis Frameworks and Tools

Course Description

Conflict comes naturally; the clashing of thoughts and ideas is part of human experience they can be destructive if left uncontrolled. However, it shouldn’t be seen as something that can only cause negative things to transpire, the module aims at enhancing and sharpening the skills of fellows in understanding of conflict, the tools for analyzing conflict, the skills for analyzing conflict, the methodological approaches to conflict analysis, the actors in a conflict, conflict trends and dynamics, as well as analysis of the major categories of causes of conflict.

Aim: To equip fellows with the requisite knowledge, tools, skills, techniques, approaches and methodology that will enable them to efficiently and effectively analyze different types of conflict at different levels.

Objectives: To develop critical knowledge and skills necessary for efficiently and effectively and analyzing conflict.

Scope: The course will cover the basic understanding of conflict, the tools for analyzing conflict, the skills for analyzing conflict, the methodological approaches to conflict analysis, the actors in a conflict, conflict trends and dynamics, as well as analysis of the major categories of causes of conflict.

References/ Readings

-Walgak Chuol Bel, (ed). (2015). South Sudan Conflict Analysis: What are the Underlying Root Cause of this Conflicts and Why It’s Important to Address them. Nyamile pedia press.

-Fesseha Nair, (2015). Addressing the Real Causes of Conflict, Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC).

Sandole, Dennis J.D; Byrne, Sean; Sandole-Staroste, Ingrid; Senehi, Jessica, (2008). Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Publisher: Hoboken: Taylor & Francis, 2008Description: 570 p.

– Fisher Simon, Jawed Ludin, and Steve Williams, (2000). “Understanding Conflict” and “Tools for Conflict Analysis,” chapters 1 and 2 in Working With Conflict: Skills and Strategies for Action. New York: Zed Books.

Darby John and Mac Ginty Roger, (2003). Contemporary peacemaking: conflict, violence, and peace processes. Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan,: xiii, 296 p. ; 23 cm

-Fisher Simon, Jawed Ludin, and Steve Williams, (2000). “Understanding Conflict” and “Tools for Conflict Analysis,” chapters 1 and 2 in Working with Conflict: Skills and Strategies for Action. New York: Zed Books.

-Wehr, Paul, (1979). “Conflict Analysis.” Chapter 1 in Conflict Regulation. Boulder: Westview Press.

Dugan Maire, (2001). “Imaging the Future: A Tool for Conflict Resolution. In Peace building: A Field Guide, edited by Luc Reychler, and Thania Paffenholz, 365-72. Boulder, CO, and London, UK: Lynne Reiner Publishers.

 

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