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In South and Southeast Asia we work with local people to improve public security and access to justice, and advise on how businesses can operate in a conflict-sensitive way.

Bridging the gap

Delegation of Sri Lankan MPs in LondonLast month International Alert facilitated a visit by a group of young cross-party Sri Lankan MPs to London, as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen engagement with Sri Lankan diaspora communities in the UK.

Peacebuilding in Pakistan

Prof. Dr Murtaza Jafri and Haris Qayyum sign the memorandum of understanding

Prof. Dr Murtaza Jafri and Haris Qayyum sign the memorandum of understandingThis year started on a very positive note for our Pakistan team with a new partnership with the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, one of Pakistan’s leading academic institutions.

On shrimp, salt and security

A woman in the Gabura region of Bangladesh catches shrimp. Photo by Oxfam GB/International

A woman in the Gabura region of Bangladesh catches shrimp. Photo by Oxfam GB/InternationalThis month, International Alert published an article in the journal Environment, Development and Sustainability on the effect of environmental risks on people’s livelihoods in Bangladesh and India, and responses to these risks.

Sharing experiences at the Commonwealth Youth Forum 2013

Supported by International Alert, representatives of the volunteer-led organisation Achieve Real Change (ARC) conducted a capacity-building session at the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) 2013 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, on 12th November 2013.

The session focused on the role of diaspora youth in promoting reconciliation and social cohesion in Sri Lanka.

Food security in Pakistan

As part of World Food Day 2013 celebrations, International Alert held its Farmer Convention in Islamabad on 27 October 2013.

Justice sector in Nepal

This project aims to strengthen the effectiveness, inclusivity and accountability of the formal justice sector in Nepal. We improve coordination and communication between state and non-state justice providers. We develop common principles of justice, clarifying the roles and responsibilities of different actors. We also bring together 'justice facilitation' groups to provide spaces for dialogue, undertake and inform advocacy, and monitor and oversee the provision of justice.

Supporting post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka

This project aims to strengthen the potential of Sri Lankan diaspora communities to contribute to peace in Sri Lanka. We encourage greater engagement between the diaspora and Sri Lankan politicians and civil society. We bring together cross-party groups of young Sri Lankan MPs and political representatives with diaspora members from the UK. We also support the diaspora's participation in peacebuilding initiatives in Sri Lanka and within the diaspora community in the UK.