Annual Report 2013

International Alert is proud to present our new annual report, ‘Looking at the world in a different way’, which reflects on our work and impact in 2013.

A model for cooperation in the South Caucasus

Over the last three months International Alert and our partner, the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN), have been hosting a series of festivals in the South Caucasus to promote regional economic dialogue and cooperation, including CBDN’s own Caucasian Brands.

Conflict-sensitive aid in Lebanon

International Alert is working with UN agencies in Lebanon to help reduce tensions between the local population and Syrian refugees over healthcare provision.

A shared vision for peace

Earlier this month International Alert held a half-day workshop on conflict analysis for key representatives from Nigeria’s National Peace and Security Forum (NPSF).

Peacebuilding in Syria

With the continued escalation and increasing complexity of the conflict in Syria, International Alert has been exploring possible opportunities for supporting peacebuilding in the country. This is obviously a difficult task, fraught with risk, but nonetheless essential as the international community continues to grapple with how to address one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time.

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Talking Peace Festival

International Alert is pleased to announce the Talking Peace Festival, a series of events taking place this autumn around International Peace Day on 21 September.

Using the universal language of creativity, Talking Peace will illustrate the importance of dialogue in resolving conflicts. The festival will open on Monday 8 September and run for a month, featuring an array of events across London, including photo exhibitions, talk shows, pop-up food kitchens, street art, film and comedy – all designed to kick-start a conversation about peace.

Theatre for peace

Earlier this year International Alert organised a six-day training workshop in Lahore, Pakistan entitled ‘Theatre Development’, on how to use theatre to spread awareness of issues relating to sexual violence against women in the country.  

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The business of peace

International Alert’s Programme Manager for South and Southeast Asia, Markus Mayer, recently met with key officials from major national and multinational companies operating in Pakistan, to discuss the role they can play in supporting peace in the country.

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Catalyst or cure?

Do Nigeria's youth and by extension, the country, stand to be ‘winners’ or ‘losers’ from government interventions in unemployment? Are youth empowerment programmes sufficiently transparent and accountable, reaching the right beneficiaries? What is the linkage between youth grievances around employment schemes and violent conflict?

Developing peace

Last month International Alert co-organised a one-day workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan on the importance of conflict-sensitivity in development programmes.

The session, held on 26 May, was for members of the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Alliance, including representatives from the Aurat Foundation, Norwegian Church Aid, National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) and Oxfam.