On February 1, 2018, The Broker, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized a workshop to conclude its project on conflict sensitive Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programming in fragile settings. Bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners working on food security in fragile settings, this workshop served to share the lessons learned (captured in the final report), present the tool for conflict sensitivity that was developed based on the project’s main findings, and discuss ways forward for integrating conflict sensitivity and stability into FNS programming. You can download a full report of the workshop here.
The workshop, hosted at the F&BKP offices in The Hague, was kicked off by a brief presentation of The Broker’s own project results, paying special attention to the tool for conflict sensitive FNS programming. This tool, founded on the main findings of the study, provides a method to integrate conflict sensitivity into the daily practice of FNS programming at embassy level and helps identify where FNS programmes can contribute to stability. As the study builds on the daily practice of conflict sensitivity at the embassy, the tool is tailored specifically to the realities of embassies’ FNS programming cycle. It offers a method to help identify what can realistically be achieved by an FNS intervention with regards to contributing to stability. Additionally, it provides guidance on how to ensure the daily practice of programme management facilitates conflict sensitivity to maximum effect.
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AgriProFocus members in different countries particularly in Africa are invited to contribute to the reflection on this theme and take initiative for network action. Please contact the country network coordinators and/or me if you are interested.