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10 Apr 2014 description

This 25th publication in Conciliation Resources’ Accord series explores the relationship between peace processes and legitimacy. Using first-hand case studies and expert analyses, it maps the perspectives and experiences of a range of actors engaged in processes of transition out of violent conflict – “from coercion to consent”. In the spirit of the Accord series, the various insights presented in the publication hope to inform and inspire better peacebuilding policy and practice by sharing real experiences of endeavour and innovation.

17 Mar 2013 description

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.

06 Feb 2013 description

Sally Healy was co-editor with Mark Bradbury of Accord 21 (2010), Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was an Accord 21 author.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was an unexpected choice for the job of taking Somalia out of its long and self-perpetuating period of ‘transitional’ government.

His election to president in September 2012 came as a surprise because he had not formed part of earlier administrations and was not tainted with corruption or incompetence.

06 Oct 2009 description

Workshop summary report

Conciliation Resources (CR) held a workshop to explore the policy dimensions of peacemaking in Somalia. The event was part of our Accord project on Somali peace processes, in collaboration with Interpeace.

Project contributors, editors and advisers met with international policymakers to discuss the implications of project findings for conflict transformation policy on Somalia.

Neither Somali nor internationally led peace processes have delivered an enduring framework for human and regional security for Somali people.

31 Jul 2009 description

Workshop report, Nairobi July 2009

This is a summary report of discussions at a workshop held in Nairobi on 1 July 2009, as part of a Conciliation Resources Accord project looking at Somali peace processes. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with Interpeace.

The project is evaluating different approaches to conflict resolution between Somali and international peace initiatives in order to inform the development of more complementary and effective peacemaking strategies.