Conflict Alert is a subnational conflict monitoring system that tracks the incidence, causes, and human costs of violent conflict in the Philippines. It aims to shape policymaking, development strategies, and peacebuilding approaches by providing relevant, robust, and reliable conflict data.
Conflict Alert combines two previously separate databases: the Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS) established in 2013 and the Southern and Eastern Mindanao Conflict Database (SEMCD) launched in 2015. The BCMS covers the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the cities of Isabela and Cotabato while the SEMCD covers the Davao and Caraga regions along Mindanao’s southern and eastern corridor. Conflict Alert enables regional comparisons on conflict. It currently contains conflict data from 2011 to 2015 from the ARMM and Davao Region (excluding Davao City). Data from Caraga are currently being added to the database.
Users will also be able to access data on vertical (rebellion-related) and horizontal (inter- and intra-group and community-level violence) conflicts and their causes. The system allows data generation through its advanced search facility, and conflict mapping or the geographical tracking of conflict.
The BCMS is supported by the Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peace-Building Transitions, the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade while the SEMCD is supported by the Royal Norwegian Government.