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>
<p>International Alert works with communities affected by violent conflict to end the fighting and build a peace which will last. Our unique, multi-faceted approach draws upon our field programmes and our thematic research to influence decision-making and shape peace processes. We also work to increase the expertise of peacebuilding practitioners and the profile of the peacebuilding sector through training and outreach.</p>
From July 4th-14th 2006, International Alert conducted a mapping of the incidence of GBV and the programmes that are being implemented to address it in Sierra Leone on behalf of Irish Aid. Historically, women have been discriminated against and are heavily under-represented in the traditionally male-dominated political and socio-economic decision-making structures of 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.
Climate change is upon us and its physical effects have started to unfold. This report looks at the social and human consequences that are likely to ensue – particularly the risks of conflict and instability.
<p>Who we are</p><p>International Alert is an independent organisation that works to build sustainable peace in areas affected or threatened by violent conflict. At both the policy level and on the ground, we work closely with over 120 partner organisations in some of the world’s worst-affected conflict regions.</p>
The aim of this briefing paper is to outline the key community security concerns voiced by young people in Morang and Sunsari districts and reflect these voices up to policy and decision makers at the national level.
This tool provides an introduction to the importance and benefits of integrating gender issues into civil society oversight of the security sector, including practical examples and recommendations. Civil society can contribute to the process of security sector oversight in a number of different ways, including through both formal and informal mechanisms.
As part of the Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, this tool provides an introduction to thebenefits and opportunities of integrating gender issues into national-level security policy making.As strategic documents, security policies are critically important in establishing a coordinated response to security threats, and can serve as a platform for security sector reform (SSR) processes. This includes national security policies (NSPs) as well as sector-specificpolicies, such as a white paper on defence.
This report focuses on the EU’s response to the "Women and Armed Conflict" (WAC) study, in particular on the development cooperation dimension. The report describes international approaches and legal obligations to WAC, identifies and discusses the most salient issues, gives an overview and assessment of the EU response and provides findings and recommendations.
This paper seeks to provide initial thoughts on integrating conflict-sensitive approaches into value chain analyses and interventions in conflict-affected situations.
This report presents the findings of a consultation workshop organised as part of a regional research project aimed at assessing the impact of women’s political participation in countries emerging from conflict in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
This study outlines the particular development challenges confronting international actors in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and gives a summary of the World Bank's evolving approach to those challenges.