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31 Aug 2018 description

By Nontobeko Zondi

Meeting with stakeholders from university, NGOs and government to discuss the evolving nature of conflict across the African continent.

02 Oct 2017 description

ACCORD continues to strengthen the mediation capacities of women in Africa.

29 Aug 2016 description
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Transitional justice and democratisation nexus:

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

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07 Oct 2015 description

In 2013 and 2014, the ACCORD Great LakesProject (GLP) has held different trainings and consultations in collaboration with the International Conference on The Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) secretariat. The purpose of trainings was to build capacities of women in peacebuilding skills. The consultations were intended to seek for avenues where GLP can collaborate with ICGLR in order to assist the institution in achieving its objectives as per the Memorandum of Understanding between ICGLR and ACCORD that was signed in 2011.

30 Oct 2014 description

The latest Occasional Paper published by ACCORD makes connections between the vicious cycles of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) North and South Kivu provinces (the Kivus) and the intractable conflicts in the DRC. Written by Joyce Muraya and ACCORD's John Ahere, Perpetuation of instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: When the Kivus sneeze, Kinshasa catches a cold places the Kivus at the epicentre of the crisis in the DRC and persisting insecurity in the Great Lakes region as a whole.

27 Feb 2014 description

ACCORD's Peacebuilding Unit concluded its third African Peacebuilding Coordination Network (APCN) training in Juba, South Sudan. The training was a follow up to 20 peacebuilding projects that were developed by peacebuilding stakeholders during the first and second trainings that the Unit conducted in Liberia and Burundi. The third training in Juba focused on skills enhancements in the sustainability of projects developed by participants over a period of 5 months.

13 Sep 2013 description

ACCORD has provided support to the development of peacebuilding projects with 18 represented participants from four focus countries, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and South Sudan, through a five day training held in Bujumbura, Burundi from 2-6 September 2013. This was the second training of a three-part training series under the African Peacebuilding Coordination Network (APCN), aiding participants in the development and utilisation of peacebuilding planning skills which will be used in the development of peacebuilding projects.

23 Aug 2013 description

The African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP), flagship programme of ACCORD's Peacebuilding Unit, recently held the first of three African Peacebuilding Coordination Network (APCN) capacity building trainings in Liberia, from 24-28 June 2013. This training was attended by 20 participants representing government, academia and civil society from Liberia, Burundi, DRC, and South Sudan.

28 Mar 2013 description

Policy & Practice Brief 24

There has recently been heightened concern regarding the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), one of the most deadly insurgent movements in Africa. The LRA can best be described as a quasi- religious-rebel armed group that began operating in the Acholi region of northern Uganda in 1986, but has now grown into a regional concern due to its expanded activities in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan...

17 Jan 2013 description

ACCORD's Peacebuilding Unit has conducted a 4-day workshop on the implementation of the New Deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The New Deal is a new approach in which the international community engages with fragile states to enhance sustainable peacebuilding and statebuilding. The DRC pilots the implementation of the New Deal and the workshop's objectives were to enhance participants understanding of the process, its policies and implementations and also to enhance participants' skills sets on monitoring and evaluation in the implementation of the New Deal.

07 Jan 2013 description

The Beginning

Over the past twenty years, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) has evolved into an organisation that successfully promotes reflection, education and intervention in African conflicts.

29 Aug 2012 description

With the aim to strengthen partnerships and support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s peacebuilding process, ACCORD’s Peacebuilding Unit has undertaken a five-day consultation with key peacebuilding stakeholders. The DRC is one of the Unit’s focus countries and the consultations not only informed the Unit about the peacebuilding process in the DRC, but also enhanced new partnerships and strengthened existing ones.

08 Aug 2012 description

Efforts to build lasting peace at regional level involve multiple strata of actors, institutions and processes. Regional organisations that are in search of shared peace and security must take cognisance of the various layers of political and social history of many sovereign states. These bodies must accommodate different economies, legal systems and security capacities, cultures and confl icting interests. Challenges such as these are particuraly acute for new regional institutions, especially when they ambitiously set out to solve newly-defi ned problems.

30 Jun 2012 description

The international community is increasingly engaged in complex tasks aimed at providing wider support to societies emerging from conflict. An issue that has become central in such contexts is the protection of civilians under threat. this is not a recent approach. It has evolved over time based on the development of several mechanisms of practice and policy frameworks. More recently, civilian protection has gained momentum within the context of complex peacekeeping mandates.

21 Nov 2011 description

Women play multiple roles in conflict and post-conflict situations, and these roles extend well beyond those of caregivers and victims. As such, it becomes crucially important to promote women's agency and build on their potential in peace processes by including them in all levels of participation – including in peacekeeping; negotiations; mediation; socio-economic reconstruction; disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) processes...