Early warning and response design support (EWARDS): Côte d'Ivoire conflict assessment
The West African Conflict Assessment framework was developed by researchers at the University of Maryland in collaboration with USAID, ARD, Inc., and multiple West African partners, including the WANEP and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It was designed as a tool for assessing the causes of conflict and for identifying response options under EWARDS funded by USAID. In March 2010, the EWARDS program conducted a field assessment in Côte d’Ivoire. The assessment process included six steps: 1. Mapping Context; 2. Mapping Actors; 3. Mapping Conflict Drivers and Mitigators; 4. Mapping Turning Points; 5. Building Scenarios; 6. Assessing Response.