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 Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) 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 2020 from the BARMM (including the cities of Isabela and Cotabato) and from 2011 to 2015 from Davao Region (excluding Davao City).
Users will be able to access data on vertical (rebellion or violent extremism) and horizontal (inter- and intra-group and community-level violence) conflicts and their causes. The system allows data generation through its charting tool, and conflict mapping or the geographical tracking of conflict.
Conflict Alert was developed by International Alert Philippines. It is supported by the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Previous funders were the Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peace-Building Transitions and the Royal Norwegian Government.
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