Practical Skills in Conflict prevention and resolution

Course Description

Resource Person: ASHAD SSENTONGO & DR. PAUL BUKULUKI

In order to rebuild peaceful societies after violent conflict, the international community of the United Nations, individual states and international non-government organizations (INGOs) designed strategies of nurturing peace building process in promoting lasting peace in which the basic human needs of the population are met and violent conflicts do not recur. This module covers all the Practical Skills in Conflict prevention and resolution: i.e. Mediation & Ombudsman Processes, Facilitation, Arbitration, Negotiation Dialogue, Reconciliation, Litigation, Non-Violence and Force

Aim: Develop a clear understanding conflict intervention processes, activities and skills necessary from the level of prevention to resolution of conflicts, particularly in relation to third party roles and strategies in relation to the conflict parties involved. The course will also build knowledge of each of these complex processes to help fellows distinguish between them, understanding their opportunities and limitations, interpretation, value in conflict situations and role in advancing peace.

Objectives: Develop a clear understanding and be able to differentiate key processes in preventing and their application to resolving conflicts at different levels of society.

Develop practical skills necessary to implement a range of interventions before, during and after conflicts

Scope: Through lectures, class presentations, role plays, case study discussions and site visits, the course will cover a range of topics including: Mediation & Ombudsman Processes, Facilitation, Arbitration, Negotiation Dialogue, Reconciliation, Litigation, Non-Violence and Force.

References and Readings

-UN OCHA, (2006). Guidelines on Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups Summary and Quick Reference (+skim remainder).

Divide Liddle (1st ed). (2017). Managing Conflict: A practical Guide to Resolution in the Workplace, Kogan Page.

-Kenneth Cloke (2013) The Dance of Opposites: Explorations In Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design, Good Media Press.

-Sarah J, (2016). Understanding the Facilitation Cycle (Facilitation Analytics Book 1), Pages37.

UN DPKO, (2003). Handbook on United Nations Multidimensional Peacekeeping, pp. 9-33(SRSG, political affairs).

-Richard Jackson, (2000).  ‘Successful Negotiation in International Violent Conflict’, Journal of Peace Research, vol.37, No.3.

 

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