Navigation360 is a sub-division of the Global Mentoring Initiative, specialised in working in and on conflict.

You are working in conflict situations, providing relief, maintaining some developmental work, conducting business. How do you manage the risks from that operating environment towards you, and how do you ensure that your actions in that environment do not fuel the divisions, antagonisms and conflicts, or create new ones?

You want to go further, and work on the drivers of conflict, also strengthening the locally available capacities for violence reduction and greater peacefulness.

We can help you with:

Analysis: Of contexts, drivers of conflict and capacities for peace & what must be learned from what has been tried.
Design: Of intervention strategies, often as multi-stakeholder processes requiring flexible and adaptive management.
Assessment: Developing frameworks for the effective assessment of concept notes and programme proposals.
Monitoring, reflective practice & periodic reviews: Learning-in-action for quick feedback and adaptive or responsive action; with conflict sensitivity.
Evaluation: Of the relevance and fit of strategies or particular actions-in-context, of their effectiveness and outcomes, of the quality of relationship between collaborating entities. As a utilisation and learning-oriented exercise.
Research and research coordination: With an orientation towards participatory research & action research.

Feedback Working in and on conflict

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the hard work that has gone into this product and, more importantly, the very open, participatory and consultative approach that was taken for the analysis, including building the capacity of the local stakeholders. It seems that the Peace and Development Analysis has created significant peacebuilding momentum - just was we hoped- and has led to some interesting discussions about the state of peace in Bougainville today and the key issues and priorities which remain.
— Senior UN Peacebuilding Support Office official
Working with Koenraad was an enriching experience. His participatory and collaborative approach makes his interlocutor feel comfortable and open to questions and discussions. He listens well and therefore asks appropriate questions, taking his interlocutor step-by-step along the way and starting processes of joint reflection. He is sensitive to cultural differences and shows it in his choice of words. He continuously assesses the ambiance and is very aware of his interlocutor’s reactions, even when assisted by a translator. He has a positive and easygoing, yet professional, attitude and is flexible and ready for sudden changes of plans. The collaboration was well appreciated.
— H. Mikhail, coordinator Lebanon programme, Geneva Call
The training was well structured and there was a good balance between listening and participating. I found the materials provided to be both relevant and effective in making us think concretely about the challenges and benefits of public participation (...). The course enabled people with very different backgrounds or experience to work together. No one shied away from providing input. The good level of interactivity will ensure that I remember the insights I gained throughout the day.
— Participants in course 'Public Participation and Citzen Engagement for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding'
I would like to thank you for making possible the workshop on conflict sensitivity we had last week. From the feedback I received from colleagues, I got the idea that success came from the very practical approach taken by you - focusing on how conflict-sensitivity applies to our work.
— Focal point conflict sensitivity within the Dpt. for Humanitarian Affairs and Stability, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thanks so much for your dedication, patience and insightful approach to this evaluation. It is now up to us to ensure we act on the recommendations. You have been extremely gracious and professional despite a challenging process - you have inspired me to try and emulate these great qualities during challenging times I now have with another client.
— M.-T. McBride, evaluation advisor, Norwegian Church Aid
I think the set of questions you shared are very useful and needed for our mission. I hope our Chief of Mission can take them on. I also find them useful for the regular Project Management meetings we organise with project partners every three months.
— M. Ito, Programme Manager Migration Governance, Int. Org. for Migration, Myanmar
Together with our colleague Katherine Kramer, Koenraad has elaborated an evaluation of Geneva Call’s ‘Deeds of Commitment’, which was not an easy task. With his usual professionalism and taste for details, the results were condensed in a rich document that gives a very accurate picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the flagship instrument of Geneva Call. The recommendations must all be implemented, without exception, in the upcoming strategy. Rarely in my life have I read an evaluation report that I found so valuable and practical, to inform the direction of my work.
— Alain Délétroz, director, Geneva Call