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.
Summer intensive (total 39 hours)
1x1000wd collaborative group work project (20%), 1x1100wd reflective note (20%), 1x2400wd final essay (45%), seminar and practice participation (15%)
PACS6911 or DVST6901