Crime and conflict

International Alert’s new report, Crime and conflict: The new challenge for peacebuilding, explores the problem posed by the complex relationship between organised crime, armed violence and fragility.

Conflict management in Nigeria

Last week International Alert held a five-day training on conflict analysis and resolution for eight of Nigeria’s State Conflict Management Alliances (SCMA).

The training, which was held in Abuja from 18–22 August, was designed to strengthen the capacity of SCMA facilitators and conveners in the eight most violent and conflict prone states in Nigeria: Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Rivers and Yobe.

Restoring the South Caucasus railways

International Alert has published the second volume of its research, Rehabilitation of the railways in the South Caucasus, which assesses the potential economic benefits of re-opening the Kars–Gyumri–Nakhichevan–Meghri–Baku (KGNMB) railway.

Artists unite for peace

To coincide with the International Day of Peace (21 September), talented UK and international artists will paint blank canvases, walls and windows around East London - using peace as their inspiration.

The #art4peace campaign will launch on 8 September in Old Street Underground Station, and continue until the end of the month. A selection of the pieces will be auctioned at Hoxton Gallery on 3 October, raising money for peacebuilding charity International Alert.

Youth, jobs and peace in Africa

Read the report, Real jobs in fragile contexts, hereWith the number of young people in Africa between the ages of 15 and 24 set to double by 2045, there is a real concern over how to provide employment for an increasingly young and well-educated labour force.

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).