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Jan 2020: Conflict Sensitivity and Adaptive Approaches

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Recommendations on integrating conflict sensitivity with flexible, adaptive frameworks in humanitarian response.

Discussion Document from DSAI Study Groups Humanitarian Action and Adaptive Programming.

On the 16th of January 2020, the Development Studies Association of Ireland’s Humanitarian Action and Adaptive Programming Study Groups co-hosted a public panel discussion at Trinity College Dublin on Conflict Sensitivity and Adaptive Approaches in Humanitarian Programming. 

The discussion brought together stakeholders from across research, policy and humanitarian and development practice to discuss approaches and experiences that respond to both immediate and longer-term needs in a holistic way. It drew specifically on efforts to integrate conflict sensitivity as well as flexible, adaptive frameworks in humanitarian response.  

Presentations were given by:

    • Drew Mikhael, Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict, Queens University Belfast; and 
    • Alice Obrecht, ALNAP, Overseas Development Institute

The panel was chaired by Claire Devlin, Christian Aid Ireland.

The summary document captures key points and recommendations arising from the discussion.

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