PREMACA Module II- "Conflict Transformation"

17.03.2021 Laura


ONLINE Week  18 | Date: 3-7   May 2021  | Application deadline: 12 April 

Registration fee:  500 USD |



Development of energy projects will impact on a wide range of stakeholders. Conflict of interests among these stakeholders can result in disagreement, resistance and even opposition. In some cases, conflicts can lead to violence and affect project goals and the country's renewable energy goals vital for development.

Conflict as a social phenomenon is not merely created or destroyed but is a process. This process can be transformed but strategies are needed to identify the stage in the conflict cycle and  tailor actions to the specific circumstances.

In contrast to conflict resolution, conflict transformation seeks to resolve the driver of the conflict. It is based in empathy, resolving to understand the situation and creates value in a culturally sensitive way. 

Conflict transformation initiatives are characterized by long time horizons and multiple interventions, aimed at changing perceptions and improving communication skills, addressing the roots of conflict, acknowledging inequality and social injustice.



Integrate knowledge gained in Module I 2020

To demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving elements throughout the assignment. Describe techniques to build value in social programs for conflict affected communities. Show awareness by identifying risk of conflict in project, community and societal terms 



  • Tools to identify and analyze the elements that contribute to develop a strategy for managing and transforming conflicts.
  • Conflict transformation Theory
  • Design of processes according to the analysis of the conflict and context
  • Dialogue mechanisms for the transformation of conflicts
  • Rural development strategies in resettlement- Value Co-Creation
  • Indigenous peoples' identity and dependence on natural resources in river basins concerning Hydropower development
  • Case Studies and real world examples


Professionals with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the Hydropower or renewable energy sector. Power companies, ministries, authorities, NGOs, and relevant private companies working with energy project planning in complex social environments require stakeholder management knowledge. Executives of power companies, ministries, water resource and energy agencies and relevant private sector enterprises with management responsibility.


• A minimum of about 5 years working experience is required.
• Applicants should hold an applicable degree or possess relevant background knowledge.
• Proficiency in English is compulsory for all ICH courses in Norway
• Basic computer skills and internet access are imperative.
• Please ensure your application is received no later than the given deadline - 12th April 2021


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