This report describes and assesses the different categories of actors and the processes, chains and linkages that are involved in mining and trading of minerals in the Kivu provinces and in the territory of Ituri in eastern DRC.
<p>It has been six years since the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) and, within the last year, the United Nations has established the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)—a body intended to advise and propose integrated peacebuilding, development and reconstruction strategies for countries emerging from violent conflict.</p>
This research assesses the potential of the private sector in Uganda to address the country’s conflicts and contribute to peacebuilding.
This is the third issue of International Alert's newsletter.
In this issue:
- Perceptions of War and Peacebuilding
- Working for Peace
- Putting an end to political killings in the Philippines
- Joining forces with Peaceworkers UK
- Alert celebrates 20 years of peacebuilding
- New publications
- Women’s participation in DRC’s elections
This paper grows from the meeting between International Alert and the Donor Group on 23 November 2006 on how to respond effectively and appropriately in the changed political context in Nepal.
This paper provides some thoughts on how donor strategies might respond in support of Nepal's future prospects for sustainable peace.
This publication is one of the chapters of the book 'Human Security and Business' (Ruffer & Rub, 2008) which includes the papers highlighting important considerations concerning business and human rights.
This paper focuses on three major challenges for the EU in 2007 and beyond: achieving coherence among the different aspects of EU action; finalising strategies and programming which are conflict sensitive; and following through on policy commitments already made.
This report is based on a discussion held in conjunction with GAPS and the High Commission for Canada on involving men in the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325. It focuses on how and why SCR 1325 is relevant to men, as well as broader efforts to build sustainable peace. It explores strategies to increase their engagement with work around SCR 1325 at the UK and international levels.
This report aims to contribute to the debate and to propose solutions that will allow the reforms of the coffee sector in Burundi to proceed in a way that serves the common interest of all the players involved. The ultimate aim of the report is to contribute to the prevention of conflicts that could arise in connection with the reforms.
<p>This is the fourth issue of International Alert's newsletter.</p><p>In this issue:</p><ul><li>Liberia’s peace and cultural festival</li><li>New projects support the role of women peacebuilders</li><li>Train for a career in peacebuilding</li><li>Reintegrating ex-combatants</li><li>Launch of conflictsensitivity.org</li><li>Peaceworker profile</li><li>Cross-conflict learning in Cyprus</li><li>New publications </li></ul>
2006 marked our 20th anniversary, celebrating our evolution and growth from being one of the first international NGOs devoted to building peace, to today being a leader in the field of peacebulding.
This report is a mapping of the incidence of gender-based violence (GBV) and the programmes that are being implemented to address it in Sierra Leone.
International Alert (hereafter Alert) and Friends for Peace (FFP) began focusing on community security in mid-2006 in an effort to understand and address community security as a conflict prevention measure in support of sustainable conditions for peace and development.
Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a significant oil boom and the injection of large amounts of revenues from oil, gas and mineral extraction presents an enormous challenge. This money should serve as a basis for economic growth and poverty reduction across Africa, yet history shows that resource revenues have not generally contributed to better development outcomes.
This report explores the idea that local security provision is one of the main requirements for a peaceful society and sustained social and economic development.
The aim of this report is to conduct a preliminary investigation into the linkages between India’s growing economic and political clout and its correlation, if any, to peacebuilding in South Asia, with particular emphasis on conflicts in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
This paper aims to summarise the key community security concerns and issues that were voiced by youth and student groups in consultations carried out in Sunsari and Morang districts between the 25th September and the 5th November 2007.
This report addresses how the failure of Nepal's nascent peace process to address the diverse peace needs of marginalised and excluded communities at the grassroots level threatens to undermine possibilities for long-term sustainable peace in the country. Exclusion, in its multifarious forms, is widely recognised to be a major contributing factor to the past decade of conflict in Nepal.
This report focuses on economic recovery as a central pillar of peacebuilding in eastern DRC and, in particular, the role of the European Commission in supporting such processes.