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04 Apr 2016 description
report International Alert

Improving conditions for small-scale cross-border traders

04 April 2016

On 16 and 17 March, International Alert together with the World Bank organised a unique regional conference in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on supporting small-scale cross-border trade in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

31 Jul 2012 description
report International Alert

Lessons from the Great Lakes region in Africa

Executive summary

One of the positive results of peace processes and political transitions in the Great Lakes region in Africa during the last ten to fifteen years has been the representation and increased involvement of women in politics and in the public sphere. This major step forward in favour of women was primarily achieved thanks to the adoption of quota systems, as well as through co-optation.

23 Jan 2012 description

1 Executive Summary

Focusing on theories of change can improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. A review of 19 peacebuilding projects in three conflict-affected countries found that the process of articulating and reviewing theories of change adds rigour and transparency, clarifies project logic, highlights assumptions that need to be tested, and helps identify appropriate participants and partners. However, the approach has limitations, including the difficulty of gathering theory-validating evidence.

10 Sep 2009 description
report International Alert

Kampala, Uganda, 10 September 2009 - A new report examining the potential of Uganda's newly discovered oil reserves was released today by peacebuilding NGO International Alert.

10 Sep 2009 description
report International Alert

Executive summary

This second issue of International Alert, Uganda's Investing in Peace briefing paper series reviews the current status of oil exploration, plans for production, and the policy environment for managing oil in Uganda. Its focus is on the potential for oil to trigger or exacerbate violent conflict in Uganda at different levels: national, local and cross-border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alert's research suggests that conflict risks associated with oil have to date been overlooked.