Conflict Management and Peace Building
Conflict is a normal process in human development, conflict if managed can lead to growth; however the experience in communities is that conflict has not been managed and has led to violence. In this section we shall explore how. Conflict can be a resource to the development process.Undertaking development and agreeing on process and procedures can raise tension and heighten the division already existing. Introducing external assistance like financial and material resources into any are usually leads to competition and division in communities and there is need to consider the effects of the project on the existing relationship between groups in the project area.
In order for Development process to be conflict sensitive there is need to look at how conflict affects the situation, projects, the teams and the organization as a whole. The following tools can help in raising awareness to the issues that teams require to be conscious of and design strategic response to conflicts.