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What tools and approaches can be employed to counter violence and promote security? What structural causes need to be addressed to engender more peaceful co-existence?

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Preliminary reflections on the 2016 Liberian National Conflict-Mapping Exercise
N. Zondi / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
Since 2009, the Government of Liberia (GoL), working with its national and international partners, has continued to provide leadership in responding to a myriad of critical confl ict factors. It has done this through various peacebuil...
Fractured peacebuilding in the Central African Republic: lessons for African Union engagement
G. de Carvalho; A. Lucey / Institute for Security Studies 2016
The Central African Republic (CAR) has seen decades of fracturedpeacebuilding processes. after holding elections in 2016, the country can seize the opportunity to reach sustainable peace. This policy brief looks at the role pl...
The institutionalisation of mediation support within the ECOWAS Commission
African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission established the Mediation Facilitation Division (MFD) in June 2015 to backstop mediation efforts undertaken by its mediation organs, member states, non-state actors and...
Planning for peace: Lessons from Mozambique's peacebuilding
L. Reppell; J. Rozen; G. de Carvalho / Institute for Security Studies 2016
In the more than two decades since Mozambique'??s civil war ended and its first multiparty elections were held, the country still faces persistent social, political, economical and developmental challenges. What have been some of the ...
Return To violent conflict? Challenges of sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced persons to and within South Sudan
H. Bohnet / Bonn International Center for Conversion 2016
The case of South Sudan shows that peace on paper does not necessarily mean peace on the ground. Many displaced persons are sceptical of the peace process and the commitment of their leaders, in particular as nothing has chang...
Conflict trends issue 1, 2016
African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
The Great Lakes Project (GLP) constitutes one such effort in promoting a regionally focused programme for sustainable peace. Over the past three years, the GLP has sought to channel the comparative advantages of each partner into...
State support to insurgents in other states: resolution or worsening of conflict?
H. Venugopalan / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2016
What are the causes and consequences of interventions by other states in the form of support to insurgent groups? Why do countries intervene and support insurgent groups in other countries?   ...
Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.34, February 2015
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2016
There was improvement in the security situation in the North East Nigeria in March because sustained attacks by the Nigerian military and the cut-of f of food sources and fuel supply have af fected the capacity of Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna ...
Building social cohesion in post-conflict situations
I. Idris / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2016
What are the approaches being taken by donors, CSOs and others to build social cohesion in post-conflict societies? How effective are these approaches? The approaches covered in this helpdesk report include community-driven dev...
Preventing violent extremism in Kenya: policy options
Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies 2016
For a long time, the Kenyan government, and security agencies in particular, relied on security-focused measures to address violent extremism. Some of these measures have resulted in serious violations of the individual rights and lib...
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