Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice (PACS6934)


International aid efforts operating in a conflict-affected context sometimes feed conflict rather than alleviate it. This unit of study is designed as a practical, skills-based intensive unit on conflict-sensitive approaches, nowadays a core operating principle among international peacebuilding, development and humanitarian organisations. Incorporating the latest and best international practices, including the groundbreaking 'Do No Harm' methodology, this unit is taught in a collaborative seminar format and is suitable for professionals or advanced postgraduate students wishing to engage in field-based work.

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Summer intensive comprising 6 days of seminars and practical sessions: 9:30 am-4:30 pm (total 36 hours)


1000wd equivalent collaborative groupwork (20%) and 1000wd short assignment (20%) and 2500wd long assignment (50%) and seminar participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(PACS6911) or (DVST6901) or (Bachelor degree plus relevant experience)



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