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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.

A constitution for peace

On 10 February, International Alert facilitated a roundtable discussion in London with British Sri Lankans, to share insights and discuss inputs on the ongoing process of constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.

The meeting was headed by Dr Asanga Welikala, a constitutional law expert from the University of Edinburgh, who provided a detailed overview of the process and outlined some of the substantive challenges it will have to overcome if a new constitution is to be enacted successfully.

Keep the peace in the Philippines

International Alert welcomes the commitment by the Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to sustain the peace process despite the non-passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during the current Congress.

Conflict-sensitive forest governance in Myanmar

This project aims to support more ‘conflict-sensitive’ approaches to forestry management and governance in Myanmar. We are advising, accompanying and building the capacity of key government departments, businesses and civil society, so they can better implement governance and market reforms through the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) negotiations between the European Union and the government of Myanmar.

A stalled peace?

International Alert and the Royal Norwegian Embassy organised a forum in Manila on 14 January to highlight lessons from the ongoing Colombian peace process for the stalled peace talks in the Philippines.

Assessment of groundwater quality in the coastal area of Sindh province, Pakistan

Groundwater is a highly important resource, especially for human consumption and agricultural production. This study offers an assessment of groundwater quality in the coastal areas of Sindh province in Pakistan. The quality of the groundwater was found to be unsuitable for human consumption, despite being used for this purpose.

The central issues of peace in Myanmar

Henri Myrttinen talking about his experience of working on men and masculinitiesAs the results from the historic November elections in Myanmar were still trickling in, International Alert hosted its first public talk of what is planned to be a series of events on issues central to the peace processes that the new

Men and gender in the peace process: Are they worlds apart?

This blog was co-authored with Cate Buchanan and originally published in The Myanmar Times on 25 November 2015. Men are on the front lines of war. They are fighters, negotiators and peacebuilders. They are victims and survivors of violence and intimidation, aid givers, media and by-standers. Yet in spite of their ubiquity, their own gendered identity as men – and how this affects conflict and peace – is seldom discussed in peace talks, policymaking and research.

#peacehack 2015

In September, International Alert ran its first international #peacehack series, with hackathons taking place in Barcelona, Beirut, Colombo, London and Washington DC. We're pleased to announce the winners below.


Winner: Safegees