Filtered by: Conflict Management <Back to previous page ABC of conflict analysisWhen conflicts become violent, there are generally three ways for organisations working in the conflict zone to respond: Bible study: Christ triumphs over conflictChrist triumphs over conflict by David Scott. God loves diversity; he has created us all to be unique and this is something to celebrate. Conflict and watershed managementby Vidya Gorakshkar. The watershed of a river includes all the land which drains into a river, the upland and wooded areas where streams begin, as well as areas nearer the river itself. Managing this watershed area may involve soil and water conservation, afforestation, fodder, animal husbandry, fuelwood, community development and indeed most aspects of rural life. Some villages in the Ahmadnager District of Maharashtra State in India are participating in the Indo-German Watershed ... Conflict mapThis is also called a relationship map or actor map. It uses circles to show the main groups involved in the conflict, and lines to represent the relationships between them. Conflict The long road back upOnce differences develop into tensions, there are unlikely to be any short-cuts to agreement. Both sides must start by opening channels of communication and working upwards to reach full agreement. Conflicts about natural resourcesby Scott Jones. Conflicts can often arise about access to and control of natural resources like land, water in a stream or well or products from a forest or lake. Such conflicts may result in that resource not being managed in a productive or sustainable way. We usually think of conflict as being negative. But conflict can be used positively – it can bring issues to the surface which can then provide an opportunity to heal wounds, to develop goals and ways to achieve those goals that are ... EditorialManaging Conflict is something we all have to do in our own lives. We have all experienced conflict within our families and with work colleagues, usually over small matters, but sometimes over very serious ones. Sometimes we feel we have helped to settle the conflict: at other times we may feel we have made things worse. This issue of Footsteps tackles conflict within and between communities. As resources become scarce and life more difficult, so conflicts are likely to become more common. As ... Five ways that people respond to conflictIn November, we celebrated 30 years of Footsteps – our magazine for grassroots development workers. To mark the occasion we have been looking back… From DRC to the UK: conflict resolution training and peace educationThe Centre Resolution Conflicts (CRC) is a community-led peace-building and conflict resolution training centre, founded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1993. Historic peacemaking movesby Andrew Wheeler. The Dinka and Nuer people of Southern Sudan had been in conflict with each other for many years. Cattle raiding, armed fights, abducting women and children and fighting over fishing and grazing rights had resulted in a band of ‘no-man’s land’ 50–100 miles wide between them. This strip of land contained much of the best dry season grazing and fishing. How people respond to conflictGroups of people in a conflict situation each have their own interests or goals. But how they respond to conflict depends also on how important they feel it is to maintain a relationship with the other group or groups involved and on how much power they think they have. What are the different ways in which people respond? Involving outsidersSometimes parties involved in a conflict themselves see the need to do something about it, to meet and discuss. They negotiate to find a solution. Peace Promoters transform communitiesby Esther Harder Rebuilding after conflictLand, livestock, roads and services are often destroyed during armed conflict or natural disasters. Farmers need to know what kind of action they can take to rebuild their farms and businesses. Recovering from these crises is easier when people share the load. The tree with healing propertiesby Scott Jones. The forests of SW Cameroon are a valuable natural resource. There are many conflicts of interest among and between local people, government agencies and companies. One example is about the harvesting of a useful tree called Prunus africana. A European company uses the Prunus bark to make a medicine to treat a type of cancer. Local people earn money by supplying the company with the bark. Demand for the Prunus bark is high and rapid harvesting threatens its survival.