TransConflict is piloting a new initiative which lays the foundations for collaborative conflict transformation by facilitating the sharing of perspectives on specific conflicts.
Using innovative collaborative technologies, TransConflict aims to provide the means through which peacebuilding practitioners, academics and enthusiasts alike can share their respective insights on:
- Conflict Background – the key issues, events and stakeholders that contextualise the conflict in question;
- Conflict Analysis – identify the proximate, intermediate and root drivers of conflict, whilst also employing Johan Galtung’s conflict triangle, in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current situation;
- Conflict Transformation – concerned with five specific types of transformation, focusing upon the structural, behavioural and attitudinal aspects of conflict – namely, Actors, Contexts, Issues, Rules and Structures.
Pilot Case – Northern Ireland
The first pilot case study is that of Northern Ireland. Through the below links – which can be edited by anyone – TransConflict hopes to develop a comprehensive overview of conflict in Northern Ireland – its background, current situation and future conflict transformation plans.
TransConflict greatly values your feedback regarding this initiative, particularly in terms of relevance and ease of use, and welcomes your ideas for how to further improve Collaborative Conflict Transformation, with a view to focusing on a wider number of countries.