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Workshop overview

As part of an EU Instrument for Stability-funded project, Conciliation Resources and Saferworld partnered with the Human Relief Foundation and the Identity Center to hold a three day conflict analysis workshop in Amman, Jordan in June 2014 as part of our 'Capacities for Peace' project. This provided a space for local community actors, specifically community-based organisations (CBOs) and local municipalities, to identify sources of, and responses to, tensions resulting from the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan. Community organisations and municipality representatives were present from six governorates in Jordan: Amman, Mafraq, Ma’an, Karak, Irbid and Zarqa. 
 
The workshop included training on the use of conflict analysis tools, as well as the undertaking of joint conflict analysis, in order to strengthen the capacities of local municipalities and CBOs to analyse strains and conflicts that emerge, and to work together collaboratively to identify solutions. The training concluded with a half-day workshop which brought together local actors, international NGOs, donors, and representatives from the government. It aimed to build on the analysis undertaken during the training and begin to develop solutions to address the needs of both Syrian refugees and their Jordanian hosts.
 
The final day brought together local actors, international NGOs, donors, and representatives from the government in a dialogue in order to build on the training's analysis and begin to develop solutions to address the needs of both Syrian refugees and their Jordanian hosts.
 
The 'Capacities for Peace' project is kindly funded by the EU Instrument for Stability.