Practical Tools for Promoting Positive Change in Complex Contexts – 2016 Course

May 23, 2016 — May 26, 2016

This 4-day introductory course combined lessons learned and practical tools from CDA’s conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding programs: Do No Harm (DNH), and Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP). It offered an introduction to each, demonstrating the complementarity and application of the tools and analytical processes.

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Calling All Professionals

  • With field or program experience,
  • Overseeing / implementing development or peace programs in contexts of fragility and violent conflict,
  • Involved in strategic programming and policy making within their organizations,
  • Whose work relates to both peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity,
  • Seeking an introduction to Reflecting on Peace Practice and Do No Harm.

Become Better Prepared To

  • Analyze the contexts in which you work,
  • Identify entry points and prioritize interventions,
  • Formulate program goals and strategies for change,
  • Understand and anticipate program impacts on the contexts in which they operate and assess them during implementation,
  • Use that assessment to identify options for program adjustment or redesign.

Grasp This Unique Opportunity To

  • Practice implementing our tools on your own projects or program
  • Exchange experiences of creative problem solving with dedicated professionals from around the world
  • Be exposed to the perspectives of those who work in various positions such as: advisors, senior researchers, program officers, state coordinators, project coordinators, etc.

Training Info

Date: May 23, 2016 — May 26, 2016

Location: Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC)


Nicole Goddard

Nicole, an Associate Director at CDA, is the co-developer of the Practical Tools course.  She has been working in the field of conflict sensitivity at CDA since 2007.  Nicole is a Do No Harm trainer and Trainer of Trainers, and has experience training CDA’s Reflecting on Peace Practice tools.

Eliana Spadoni

Eliana is a conflict transformation expert with a wide experience across Latin America.  She has worked as a conflict sensitivity consultant and developed several Do No Harm trainings in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Guatemala.  She has also mainstreamed a conflict-sensitive approach into development and humanitarian projects.  Eliana has more than 10 years of experience working with NGOs and international cooperation programs.

The ongoing collaboration between American Friends Service Committee and CDA for the past three years has been invaluable. Through various learning formats like systems mapping and RPP training, problem analysis theory and customized coaching, CDA has enhanced our ability to reflect on the work we do for peace and social justice around the world in new ways. Each year, our relationship with CDA improves and becomes more defined. We are confident that the skills and training we continue to receive are contributing to a sustained internal wheelhouse of knowledge and expertise that offers technical and contextual support towards effective and efficient peace programming.

Richelle Todd-Yamoah, 2015 Course Participant

Director of Program Support, American Friends Service Committee

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