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.

1 March 2013 Manual/Handbook/Guide Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education

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.

1 April 2013 Manual/Handbook/Guide Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

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). 

1 January 2013 Video Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Whiteboard Videos

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

5 April 2011 Manual/Handbook/Guide

An Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity

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.

31 March 2009 Journal Article Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Global Trends for Education to Support Stability and Resilience

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.