Conflict Analysis

Thematic Training for peace and conflict work

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Informationen zum Seminar


   Registration Deadline

    05 February 2023

    Early Bird: When registering before 31 December 2022.

Who can register for this training?

This thematic training is intended for people who work in or plan to enter the field of civil conflict transformation, peacebuilding or conflict-sensitive relief or development cooperation and want to gain a well-founded understanding of conflict analysis, it´s application and impact on the practical work.

Please be aware, that all costs for this training have to be paid by the participant (or their employer), including participation fees, costs for visa, travel expenses and accomodation. The Academy for Conflict Transformation is not able to grant scholarships or any other financial support.
Please make sure to clearly express your motivation and expectations for the training. Also, please share your experiences relevant to the topic. Otherwise your registration will not be processed.


There is more to a conflict than just one particular cause or single event. It is therefore of decisive importance for peacebuilding projects to take the whole system and all parties involved into consideration when conducting a conflict analysis. A nuanced and thorough analysis is essential to finding the right approach to a peace project and to anticipating the possible effects of an intervention. The training gives an introduction into a variety of different analysis methods and offers insight into their practical application in the field.


  • Get familiar with and be able to apply different conflict analysis tools
  • Understand the respective strengths and pitfalls of these tools
  • Gain a deeper understanding for the essentially subjective nature of conflict analysis
  • Gain an awareness of questions of power and privilege and how they relate to conflict analysis, and be able to address them appropriately

Key Topics

  • The basics of conflict analysis
  • Introduction to various conflict analysis tools
  • Reflecting on power and privilege in conflict analysis
  • Introduction to systemic conflict analysis and its different steps
  • Presenting systemic conflict analysis to various audiences
  • Integrating conflict analysis in project work.


The training uses inputs, exercises in pairs and small groups, plenary discussions and group work on case studies in order to let participants experience five different conflict analysis tools. The emphasis of the training is on letting participants work on real-life examples in order to underline the actuality and usefulness in practice of the tools. The work on analyses of real-life examples is supplemented with reflections on issues such as power and privilege, objectivity versus subjectivity and the difference between linear and systemic approaches in conflict analysis.

  Further information

  Venue: Arbeitnehmer-Zentrum Königswinter (AZK), Johannes-Albers-Allee 3, Königswinter, Germany

  Price includes materials, lunch and coffee/tea

  Additional Costs: Costs for accommodation, additional meals and travel have to be additionally covered by the participants.

  This thematic training is part of our Full-time Course in Peace and Conflict Work. We have a few spots available for external participants.


Please register for this thematic training online via our website by 05 February 2023. We will then contact you for the next steps. Please note that the number of available spaces per training is limited, and registrations are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Visa: Participants from outside the EU will need a visa to enter Germany. We can generally support the visa process with a formal invitation letter from our side. Be advised that it takes a significant amount of time to get the visa processed, so be sure to start the process at the latest 6 weeks before the training start. Please make sure you are eligible and check the specific requirements and usual timeline for processing with your local German embassy. The responsibility for obtaining the visa lies with each of the participants themselves.

If you will need a visa to enter Germany, please send the contact persons (below) a notice through email and attach a scanned copy of your passport - we need this in case we would support you with an invitation letter.


    Register bindingly for this training.

Please make sure to clearly express your motivation and expectations for the training. Also, please share your experiences relevant to the topic. Otherwise your registration will not be processed.