Conflict Analysis

Thematic training for peace and conflict work

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Information about the seminar

Cordula Reimann

Cordula Reimann

Trainer for Systemic Conflict Analysis, Peace and Conflict Projects and Trauma-responsive Peacebuilding
Time frame
Seminar type
In-Person Seminar
Seminar language

When: 2–7 April 2024 (6 days) from 9:00 to 17:30 daily

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

Fee: €960 including materials, lunch and coffee/tea

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

Registration Deadline: 14 January 2024


What: This training is also part of our full-time course in peace and conflict work. The training can also be booked en bloc together with two other trainings for a reduced fee (10% off). For further information, please see our course block: peace programming.

Who can register for this training?

This 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.

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a maximum of 16 participants. Register early to reserve your place!


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 introduces 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 Concepts

  • Introduction to conflict analysis and various tools, its uses and limitations
  • Systems thinking in Conflict Transformation
  • Systemic conflict analysis
  • Systemic Conflict Analysis application, limitations and potential challenges
  • Entry points for intervention


The training uses inputs, exercises in pairs and small groups, plenary discussions and group work on case studies in order to let participants experience 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.

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate and become part of the academy’s alumni network.


Please register for this training online via our website by 14 January 2024. We will then contact you for the next steps. Please note that the number of available spaces per training is limited, and that your participation in the training is only guaranteed if the training fee is paid in time. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Please make sure to clearly express your motivation and expectations for the training. Also, please share your experiences relevant to the topic.

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 8 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.

Register bindingly for this training.

Or klick here for more information and to register to the combined block with a 10% discount.

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