Welcome to the Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity Module.

This is a stand alone module linked to HOP Fundamentals, an open-access, self-paced catalogue of quality assured and interactive learning modules, curated by partner providers or created by Save the Children.
Fundamentals has three levels and is aimed at people beginning their career in the humanitarian sector or for those transitioning from the development sector. It is also aimed at individuals who have never received formal training on the essentials of humanitarian action, or for those wishing to ‘refresh’ their knowledge. 

Fundamentals has been carefully designed to provide a streamlined learning journey which covers the key topics related to the delivery of quality emergency responses.

You can visit HOP Fundamentals here

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Is this course for me?
This course is designed to provide learners in the humanitarian sector with an introduction to conflict sensitivity and is applicable to all learners, both technical and non-technical.
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How will I benefit from this course?
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of conflict sensitivity
  • Recognise some of the unintentional negative effects of aid interventions in different contexts
  • Describe how to avoid and mitigate conflict and maximize positive impacts on social cohesion
  • Demonstrate how to plan conflict-sensitive interventions
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 1 hour to complete the course.

It's up to you whether you complete it in a single sitting or spread it out over a number of sessions. If you do choose to spread it over a number of sessions, the course will automatically record your progress and you will be able to resume where you left off.
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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.
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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! A digital badge of completion is available once you have passed the criteria for this course. 
The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on  I agree - Join Course button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.

Data protection

This course was created by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that staff members in the Humanitarian Leadership Academy will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. 

If you have any questions about this course, please email digitallearning@savethechildren.org.uk