Collaborative Learning


Collaborative Learning

When it comes to generating the evidence about what transforms conflict and fragility, how matters. 

CDA’s Collaborative Learning method engages diverse practitioners in an inclusive, iterative process of research and creating practical resources to address the complex challenges of working in and on fragile and conflict affected areas. 

Learning with puts people at the center of systems change. CDA believes that positive systems change happens when the people closest to complex challenges are central to defining, understanding, and transforming those challenges. Learning together, designing and redesigning, generates more effective, accountable, and practical outcomes.

Simple questions help tackle complex challenges. People living and working amidst conflict and fragility have questions. Many are bigger than any one institution, sector, or country. CDA’s role is to listen for the essential questions – across humanitarian, peacebuilding, corporate and other development actors – that, if engaged, have the potential for practical impact on real people’s lives as well as wider systems. 

CDA Collaborative Learning Methodology

Current and Emerging Collaborative Learning Projects

Stopping As Success: Planning for Success from Start to Exit

In peacebuilding and development partnerships, what enables responsible INGO transitions that makes way for increased local leadership and ownership?

Environmental Peacebuilding

In contexts facing the dual threats of climate hazards and conflict, what is effective practice to integrate conflict sensitivity and climate change adaptation/mitigation for disaster risk reduction?

Community Security

In cities experiencing intense identity-based tensions, what factors contribute to resilience, either rebuilding security following major violence or that helped resist falling into major violence?

Collaborative Learning Methodology

The eight steps of the collaborative learning methodology are detailed in the image below.

CDA Collaborative Learning Methodology

Past Collaborative Learning Projects

Memberships and Consortia

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