Conflict Sensitive Education

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Conflict - Conflict Sensitive Education

Conflict sensitive education (CSE) means “understanding the context in which the education policy/programme takes place, analyzing the two-way interaction between the context and the education policy/programme, and acting to minimize negative impacts and maximise positive impacts of education policies and programming on conflict, within an organization’s given priorities” (adapted from Conflict Sensitivity Consortium).

Education policies and programmes that only focus on technical solutions are not sufficient to address the challenges found in conflict-affected contexts. If attention to conflict is not integrated into education policy and programming, there is a risk that education investments will increase tensions.

It is crucial that all humanitarian, development, and educational programmes respond to the context and the dynamics of the conflict by being “conflict sensitive,” both minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive impacts.

This collection was developed with the support of Natalie Brackett, Standards and Practice Coordinator for INEE.

INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
Arabic
Dari
English
French
Pashto
Portuguese
Spanish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Building upon the INEE Minimum Standards, the INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education offers strategies for developing and implementing conflict sensitive education (CSE) programmes and policies.

Collection

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack

In order to support the integration of conflict sensitivity in education policies and programs in conflict-affected and fragile contexts, INEE has developed a series of tools and guidance documents that make up the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack (CSE Pack). 

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Whiteboard Videos

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
Arabic
English
French
Spanish
Video media

Based on the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack, this whiteboard video illustrates conflict sensitive strategies for each of the INEE Minimum Standards five domains. 

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Training Modules

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
Arabic
English
French
Spanish
Training Materials

These training modules are based on the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack created to support the integration of conflict sensitivity in education policies and programs.

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Online Course

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
English
Training Materials

This online course builds on the content from the INEE CSE two-day training materials and on INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education. 

A Distinction with Difference: Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding

Published by
CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Published
English
Advocacy Statement

Are peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity the same thing? Different but related? Completely separate? Increasingly, practitioners and policy makers give different—and often opposing— answers to these simple questions.

An Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity

Published by
Conflict Sensitivity Consortium
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter explains what is meant by conflict sensitivity, who needs to have it, and when, how to place conflict sensitivity within development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding, and current debates within these fields.

A Quick Guide to Conflict Sensitive Programme Management

Published by
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This is a quick guide to the adaptation of country strategies/programmes to the situations of political tensions or during and after violent conflict.

Checklist for Conflict Sensitivity in Education Programs

Published by
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

The Checklist offers a practical framework for analyzing the operational and technical aspects of education programs.

Child Friendly Spaces Facilitator Training Manual

Published by
Save the Children
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

During the training you will learn how to establish a Child Friendly Space as well as become more familiar with the Save the Children Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies Handbook.

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack Training Modules

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
English
Video media

The following webinars were conducted to provide support for Modules 1, 2, 3, and 8 of the INEE CSE Pack training.

Global Trends for Education to Support Stability and Resilience

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
English
Journal Article

Initiatives and activities are focused on ensuring quality and accessible education in fragile contexts that also supports broader contributions to state-building, peacebuilding and stability. Trends in research, programming and financing relate back to the need to ensure quality and access in education provision in fragile contexts and the idea that education has a role in mitigating fragility.

How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

Published by
Conflict Sensitivity Consortium
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This guide draws upon Consortium experience to illustrate real examples of applying conflict sensitivity.

What is Conflict Sensitive Education?

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
English
Video media

This video introduces the topic of conflict sensitive education.