Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict-Sensitivity (IPACS) is a local context analysis tool that enables better understanding of a specific area where a programme or project will take place. A team of five trained staff can use IPACS during the assessment, monitoring, implementation or evaluation phase of a programme, project, or activity. IPACS can also be conducted as an inter-agency exercise.
IPACS is built on two key tools:
- The industry-standard Do No Harm (DNH) tool, which helps projects build on community connectors and minimise dividers. (See our eLearning course on Do No Harm).
- Integrating Peacebuilding in Programming (IPIPs), a World Vision-designed tool that helps integrate five strategic peacebuilding processes into large-scale programmes:
- good governance
- community capacities that generate hope;
- coalitions across boundaries;
- transformed relationships; and
- just distribution of sustainable resources
IPACS generates recommendations for how a project or programme can minimise negative impact and maximise positive impact.
For more information on how to use IPACS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.