Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice (PACS6934)


International aid efforts are often delivered in contexts affected by conflict, and risk feeding the conflict rather than alleviating it. Conflict sensitivity is about minimising the negative impact of aid (do no harm), and maximising its positive potential. Nowadays a core operating principle for international development and humanitarian organisations, being conflict-sensitive is essential in making aid more effective and accountable. This unit is designed as a practical, skills-based workshop suitable for professionals or advanced PG students wishing to engage in field-based work.

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Summer intensive comprising 6 days of seminars and practical sessions: 9:00 am-5:00 pm (total 39 hours)


Seminar participation (10%), 1xCollaborative group work equivalent to 1000wd (20%), 1x1000wd Reflective note (20%), 1x2500wd Written assignment (50%),

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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



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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.