- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
This report summarises discussions from a workshop to explore sub-state political settlements in conflict-affected borderlands and the possibilities for more effective and inclusive peacebuilding interventions. It looks at four key themes: concepts of borderlands, inclusion and political settlement; the particular types of violence, (in)security, governance and authority that emerge in borderlands; the challenges of working in borderlands, and innovative methods and tools to better engage with their dynamics; and peacebuilding responses and practice in borderland spaces.
Mano River Region Project Officer
In August 2014 the World Health Organisation declared Ebola a ‘global health emergency’. Two years on, the health crisis has passed but the epidemic caused social divisions and tensions that are still having repercussions today.
This report present key findings from the selected border region locations in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, countries closely linked not only by their common borders and ethnic groups but also by their history and conflicts.
Global policy highlights the importance of women’s participation in peace processes and peacebuilding. Yet the impact of international commitments is not felt on the ground. Most peace agreements do not address the specific concerns of women. And women are still excluded from political processes.
Making peacebuilding work: the process of peace
Since the war affected mainly rural communities, BPRM believe that the long-term process of building peace and reconciliation needs to take place in these communities. They do this by supporting community and traditional authorities to explore and develop alternative approaches to conflict resolution.
The key to BPRM's success lies in their approach. A foundation of their methodology is the use of 'peace monitors'. These are individuals highly respected by society as sensitive and, more importantly, neutral intermediaries.
La participación internacional en los procesos de paz alrededor del mundo ha ido cambiando drásticamente, tanto en su naturaleza como en los mecanismos, a lo largo de las dos últimas décadas, como resultado de la recomposición de las estructuras de poder en el mundo.
Rashid Sandi and Frances Fortune
Civil society groups and citizen intermediaries were instrumental in bringing the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) to the table and negotiating the 1999 Lomé Agreement that formed the basis for peace in Sierra Leone. These efforts complemented track one negotiations between the RUF and the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), which were organized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations and hosted by the Togolese government.
An Expert Seminar Report
London 27 September 2000
by Catherine Barnes, Ph.D.& Tara Polzer
Exclusion as the cause of war; inclusiveness as the key to peace?
This paper by John Massaquoi, the Coordinator of the Sulima Fishing Community Development Project, was presented at the First Conference on All African Principles of Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Addis Ababa, November 1999.
The Sulima Fishing Community Development project (SFCDP) is a Sierra Leonean community-based organisation established in Soro Gbema chiefdom to improve living standards and promote development within the chiefdom.