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Socio-Environmental Conflict Transformation

Objective of the course

Strengthen capacities for the transformation of socio-environmental conflicts


Mode: classroom, 5 modules
Duration: 5 days
Dedication: 30 hours
Each module includes reading material and evaluation questionnaires
The methodology combines the brief review of theoretical contents with the use of practical exercises and role-playing
Participants will have the opportunity to present their own conflict cases


Module 1
Introduction to Sustainable Development and Governance
Module 2
Introduction to the Theory of socio-environmental conflicts:
Concept of socio-environmental conflict, elements and characteristics.
Causes of Socio-environmental Conflict and Escalation Factors
Attitudes and options in the face of conflict
Module 3
Socio-environmental conflict analysis
Conflict analysis tools (stakeholder table, flow of relationships, problem tree)
Techniques to obtain the necessary information to complete the tools (stakeholder interviews, direct observation).
Module 4
Concepts and tools for incorporating the gender perspective into management plans.
Module 5
Dialogue and collaborative negotiation
Negotiation, types of negotiation, collaborative negotiation method.
Human communication (active listening, strategic questions)

Participant profile

Technical teams of development organizations, public and private institutions
Groups of students with environmental and/or development specialization.
Teams in charge of natural resource management


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