Search for Common Ground (Search), an International Non-Governmental Organization has trained its partners on ‘Conflict Sensitivity and Do No Harm’ with the aim of reducing conflicts and tension in communities within Katsina State.
The training is to ensure that the intervention to improve food security and nutrition in communities during the course of project implementation does not exacerbate or create conflict and tensions among and between target communities.
Search had in June 2019 started a project on Regenerative Earthworks and Vegetation for Vibrant Ecosystems (REVIVE) in consortium with ACTED and Pastoral Resolve (PARE)
Search for Common Ground is a leading conflict prevention and peacebuilding INGO, which specializes in ensuring that humanitarian and development interventions do not create or exacerbate existing conflict dynamics.
The 5-day training which held in Katsina had in attendance participants from ACTED and PARE under ACTED’s REVIVE program.
Aliyu Salisu, food security and livelihood extension worker thanked Search for organising such training. He said “before the arrival of Search I didn’t know anything about conflict sensitivity. I was doing things not knowing I could harm someone during the course of my work.
On his part, Ado Saido, project officer PARE, confirmed that the training has made him more confident and conflict-sensitive in project implementation.
He said, “now I have confidence not only to be conflict-sensitive during the project implementation but that one day I can also be a facilitator on conflict sensitivity.”