Use of GECARR in conflict contexts: Burundi case study

Date published
01 Jan 2017
Research, reports and studies
Assessment & Analysis, Conflict, violence & peace, Research, policy and analysis

World Vision and Action Aid carried out an inter-agency GECARR in Burundi in April 2015. This was at the request of the START network1 and World Vision Burundi office in the context of upcoming elections (legislative and presidential) in May and July and visibly growing tensions. Over the course of one week a GECARR facilitation team of five, plus other national staff, spoke with 175 people across 5 provinces of Burundi (Bubanza, Bujumbura, Gitega, Makamba and Kirundo). 143 were community members and 32 were representatives of NGOs, religious groups, UN and diplomats. This included 17 focus group discussions and 37 key informant interviews. Findings from the interviews were presented at a scenario-planning workshop in which a further 7 humanitarian agencies convened to identify and outline 3 key scenarios likely to unfold in Burundi. The three scenarios from the workshop all occurred over the following months.