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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.

Business matters

International Alert has published an article on the role that business can play in supporting peace in Pakistan, in the latest issue of the journal, Business, Peace and Sustainable Development.

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Engineering peace

Infrastructure is a growth sector and emerging markets present massive opportunities for investment. Yet any investment carries with it certain risks, especially in countries affected by conflict. Our project, ‘Engineering peace’, aims to reduce the impact that engineering companies have on communities and their ability to adapt to climate change.

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.