Conflict and its various forms – interstate war, intrastate rebellion, armed militias, violent extremism, social exclusion, SGBV – has a huge impact on communities at the local level.
This course examines the prevention and transformation of conflict, the promotion of the rule of law, and security governance from a local perspective. Through conflict and gender analysis exercises, you will learn how to unpack conflict at various levels and how to make programmes and policies more conflict and gender sensitive.
We will reflect on international legal frameworks and experiences with Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSGR) in different contexts. Furthermore, we will explore how local authorities and CSOs can promote state-building, peacebuilding, and human security, and prevent violent extremism to contribute to stabilisation, social cohesion and sustainable peace.
Lastly, we will discuss case studies from various fragile and conflict-affected countries, and learn how to develop a conflict and gender-sensitive back-home action plan.