Oil and water?

The discovery of commercially viable oil in Uganda’s Albertine Graben region in 2006 set in motion the race for oil wealth across the country. As Uganda moves from exploration and appraisal to production, civil society organisations in both Uganda and the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been raising concerns over the potential impact of oil activi

Participatory action research: A method to repair fractured social relations

Between February 2013 and June 2015 International Alert implemented a project in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo aiming to develop community capacity in conflict management and peacebuilding. This report summarises the process and presents lessons that are of relevance for local and international peacebuilders.