TransConflict undertakes conflict transformation projects and research, promoting an approach to - and understanding of - conflict that differs from traditional notions of conflict resolution.
It is TransConflict’s assertion that conflict be regarded not as an isolated event, but as an integral part of the transformation of the whole range of societal relationships.
Conflict transformation is much more than a set of techniques; it is a particular way of looking at conflict itself. As such, it requires a long-term, gradual and complex process, demanding sustained engagement and interaction; one that addresses a range of dimensions (the micro, meso, macro levels; local and global).
Conflict transformation is concerned with five specific types of transformation:
a) Actor – modifying actors’ goals and their approach to pursuing these goals.
b) Context – influencing the context in which conflict occurs so as to challenge the meaning and perceptions of conflict itself, particularly the respective attitudes and understandings of specific actors towards one another.
c) Issue – redefining the issues that are central to the prevailing conflict, and reformulating the position of key actors on those very issues.
d) Rule – changes in the norms and rules governing decision-making at all levels determine the extent to which conflicts are constructively resolved.
e) Structural – conflict is underpinned by, and embedded in, the prevailing structure of relationships, power distributions and socio-economic conditions, changes to which impact the very fabric of interaction between previously incompatible actors, issues and goals.
TransConflict aims to:
- To implement conflict transformation projects and initiatives in areas affected by war and violence.
- To conduct research in, and policy-relevant analysis on, the practice and theory of conflict transformation.
- To raise awareness about the approach and principles of conflict transformation as a means of ending war and outbreaks of violence.
- To promote and provide education and training in order to create a global pool of conflict transformation experts and practitioners.
Established: April 2009
Registered Charity Number: 1144572
Board members: 3
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: +381-62-827-3504
Address: 40 Morecambe Road Morecambe Lancashire United Kingdom LA3 3ADView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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