This guide on the basic tools of conflict analysis was developed by PartnersGlobal for a virtual course as part of the Communities Building Peace Together in Guatemala project, an initiative financed by USAID and implemented by Creative Associates International, Fundación ProPaz and PartnersGlobal. There are many ways to categorize conflict analysis tools. In this guide we divide them according to the element of the conflict they address – the people, the process or problem. This guide is currently available in Spanish only.Guia_Herramientas-para-la-resolucion-de-conflictos
Yemen has been embroiled in conflict for the better part of the last six years. Deteriorating economic conditions coupled with systemic failures in governance have exacerbated the conflict and left Yemenis without access to basic services, increasing grievances and deepening marginalization. From 2018 to 2020, the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), PartnersGlobal, and PartnersYemen worked in communities across Yemen to strengthen connections between civil society, religious leaders, and government actors to address local needs. This paper from ICRD reflects on these efforts to engage communities and help them communicate local needs to decision-makers with an ability to impact national peace talks and agreements. The paper also provides actionable policy recommendations to the international community for supporting peace in Yemen at the local and national levels.
To access the Arabic paper, click here.
Today, levels of violence and political instability reach all corners of the world. We are collectively alarmed by the vitriol and deepening polarization in our societies. Our original commitment to create safe spaces where true discussion and differences of opinions emerge remains critical now more than ever.
This supplement provides detailed information on the research that informs FrameWorks’ strategic brief on peace and peacebuilding. Below, we outline the research conducted for the project, describing both methods used and sample composition. This research provides the evidence base for the recommendations in the strategic brief.
The PartnersGlobal Resiliency+ Framework requires a shift in mindset for leaders and teams within organizations to think differently and partner in new ways to continue to survive and thrive when facing shocks. At times of great stress, upheaval, and change, we are called upon to build up our conflict resolution skills. Therefore, communication skills, including asking the right questions, are integral to applying the Resiliency+ Framework in practice, putting empathy and restorative practice at the center of our resiliency journeys as civil society.
As conflict resolution expert Ken Cloke explains in this slideshow presentation, chronic conflict reduces resiliency within organizations and societies. Mediation and conflict resolution, he says, are therefore resiliency processes. By applying mediation or conflict resolution-based communications to reach out to those who think differently and address challenges, we are in fact working to bolster our resiliency.
The world needs more integration for peace, democracy and development. At PartnersGlobal, that’s what we do. Learn more about the organization in this one-pager.
In 2018, PartnersGlobal in collaboration with Partners West Africa Senegal (PWA-S), La Plateforme des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance (PFPC), and Tostan under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau of Conflict Management and Mitigation’s
(CMM) two-year funded grant initiated the project Engaging Civil Society for Peace in the Casamance, also known as the Unaam Kayraay in the countries of Senegal (the Casamance region), The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau. This report highlights the project’s approach and achievements.
To access the report in French, click here.