Module: Module 4 Planning Social Action

Duration: 60 minutes

Social Development Themes: Core, Conflict Resolution


Participants are introduced to the force-field analysis tool: a conflict analysis tool that can be used consider the interaction between a social action and peace and conflict dynamics in the community. By focusing on the overall goal or purpose of their social action, they identify positive forces (peace dynamics) and negative forces (conflict dynamics) that might influence the proposed social action and can adapt their action/activities accordingly.

Learning outcomes

Working in fragile and conflict affected communities. Skills in project planning and management – problem identification and analysis.

Preparations and materials

Flip chart paper and flip chart pens.

Want to see more?

See the full version of this activity, including details of the approach and debrief, in the Active Citizens toolkit (see Module 4 Planning and delivering social action).