Heightened tension and conflict in a COVID-19 context, supported by the ICMM | 3 June 2020
Community Relations Connect: Sessions
Community Relations Connect, is an emerging network for community relations and social performance practitioners throughout Africa. It is a community of practice for people to come together to share, learn and improve their practices. Community Relations Connect (CRC) has been catalysed by the urgent need to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. CRC is hosted by Synergy Global Consulting and is supported by the International Council for Metals and Mining (ICMM)
Heightened tension and conflict in a COVID-19 context | 3 June 2020
This session widens and deepens our understanding of the nature of conflict and our role within it; and better equip us to work constructively with tension and conflict, both during this time of COVID-19 and beyond.
To help us explore this topic, we have two highly excellent speakers:
Eldred De Klerk, a Principal Associate at the Africa Centre for Security and Intelligence Praxis.Eldred expands our thinking on public leadership in a time of disaster and crisis; the inevitability of conflict during these times; and seeing conflict as both as a challenge and opportunity.
Craven Engel, the CEO of First Community Resource Centre. Both guests are deeply experienced in making it work in contexts of tension and conflict at different levels in society. Craven will be sharing his experience of working in high conflict communities, and will take us through their Cease Fire Model for understanding conflict, interrupting and reducing it, changing behaviours and norms, and ongoing monitoring of conflict.