CSA Consortium Kenya. The Practice of conflict Sensitivity From Concept to Impact. GOAL. To ensure greater impact of development and humanitarian assistance through improved and more widespread mainstreaming of CSA The purpose is to improve policies and practices that support CSA.
CSA Consortium Kenya The Practice of conflict Sensitivity From Concept to Impact
GOAL • To ensure greater impact of development and humanitarian assistance through improved and more widespread mainstreaming of CSA • The purpose is to improve policies and practices that support CSA
Key Outcomes will be: • Shared understanding of CSA across development, humanitarian and peace building organisations; • Lessons and recommendations for mainstreaming effective CSA across a range of contexts and sectors disseminated to policy-makers, donors and practitioners; • Strengthened expertise and capacity amongst member organisations and civil society partners to institutionalise and implement CSA, at HQ and local levels.
Experience from Kenya Implementation of the CSA project Moving from ‘Concept to Practice’ • Self assessment • Conflict mapping • Innovative CSA methodologies • Outreach and advocacy
Self assessment • Reflection • Identifying impediments to CSA practice • Change objectives • Case studies
Conflict mapping/analysis • Mapping of conflict trends in Kenya ‘Embracing the practice of CSA- An analysis of the Kenyan context’ • Mapping opportunities for consortium Pilot
Innovative CSA methodologies Pilot • Maralal- CAFOD – Integrated peacebuilding and livelihoods project Diocess of Maralal Road construction • Kibera – CARE – Sweetening justice project Paralegals vs provincial administration
Outreach and advocacy • Draft strategy in place • Government engagement: • CSO’s coordination • National cohesion and integration commission (NCIC)– Strategy vs conflict analysis • Donor training in pipeline • Coordination with DFID advisor in Kenya • CD’s forum • Staff capacity building
Challenges • Buy –in • Competing priorities • Different level of consortium understanding of concept CS is peacebuilding? • Limited resources • CS as a stand alone project vs mainstreamed concept
Opportunities • Buy in by the NCIC – upcoming general election and county govenment • Conflict sensitive eyes- seeing beyond the intended project outcomes- Redesign • Placement of CS concept in agencies strategic plans • Staff capacity building and/or CSA in the orientation pack