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02 Oct 2017 description

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

22 Aug 2017 description

Equipping refugee leaders with conflict analysis and mapping tools, and facilitating discussions linking their individual mandates to conflict sensitive approaches.

ACCORD, in collaboration with Community Empowerment for Rehabilitation and Development (CEFoRD), organised a training in Conflict Sensitivity for South Sudanese Refugee Camp leaders in Rhino Refugee Camp Base, Arua, Northern Uganda from 26 to 28 July 2017.

09 Jun 2017 description

Training community leaders in conflict sensitivity skills to mitigate ethnic tension among South Sudanese refugees.

ACCORD organized a training for Refugee Camp leaders and Host Community representatives on Conflict Sensitivity approach, in Arua, Northern Uganda, between the 19th and 21 April 2017.

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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01 May 2016 description

BY STAFF WRITER 29 APR 2016

ACCORD and the South Sudan Initiative have run a training event on communication in conflict for the South Sudanese Secretariat.

Following a call by the SPLM Secretariat to enhance its skills in communication in conflict, ACCORD and the South Sudan Initiative ran a training event for the Secretariat from 26-28 April 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, focused on Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, so as to introduce critical peacebuilding, reconciliation and communication in conflict skills and best practices.

23 Mar 2016 description

The Peacebuilding Unit at ACCORD through the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP) is focused on supporting coherence and coordination in peacebuilding contexts in Africa towards strengthening stability, security, peace, justice and sustainable development. One of the key approaches the APCP uses to achieve its objective is through training. In 2014, the APCP programme started conducting trainings on Conflict Sensitivity for national Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in South Sudan.

21 Feb 2016 description

BY VASU GOUNDEN

On 21 November 2015, during ACCORD’s 2015 Africa Peace Awards celebration, I made a public call for the United Nations (UN) to convene the first-ever World Conference on Global Peace.

Over the past few months, our television screens and social media feeds have exposed us to the graphic nightmares currently plaguing humanity. Terrorism, violent uprisings and devastating conflicts now afflict several parts of the world, with no corner of our planet seemingly immune to these challenges or their consequences.

18 Dec 2015 description

Women, men, girls and boys experience different forms of harm and respond differently in situations of armed conflict. ACCORD provides a platform for learning how to respond to these different needs, interests and approaches to ensure that peace processes are inclusive and sustainable. To this end, on 24 - 25 October 2015, ACCORD/TfP attended the orientation workshop and launch of the Board of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Women and Peace Forum (IWPF), in Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti.

21 Oct 2015 description

Building the pool of experts on conflict sensitivity in South Sudan will go a long way towards consolidating capacities for designing conflict-sensitive peacebuilding programmes for the country. In order to achieve this, ACCORD's African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP) conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) course for 22 personnel from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Conflict Sensitive Approaches to Development, Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Assistance in Juba, South Sudan from 6-8 October 2015.

11 Nov 2014 description

ACCORD is firmly dedicated to the enhancement of peacebuilding in South Sudan. As Africa's newest countries decides on how to move the country forward, the debates of truth versus justice have become popular elements in society. Issues such as the benefits and limitations of truth commissions, special courts, international and local traditions and standards all come to the forefront and must be dealt with.

18 Sep 2014 description

ACCORD recently partnered with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to provide training aimed at empowering women mediators from Sudan and South Sudan. A total of 20 Sudanese and South Sudanese women participated in the five-day training, which focused on ensuring the inclusion of women in peace processes for IGAD taskforces.

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.

10 Sep 2013 description

ACCORD's South Sudan Initiative (SSI) has conducted the first ever joint training on conflict analysis and mediation for the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Parliamentary Committee on Peace and Reconciliation. The three-day training effectively contributes to SSI's main objective of contributing to building and enhancing the capacity of government institutions in South Sudan in conflict management, negotiation and mediation.

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.

10 May 2013 description

Posted in South Sudan Initiative

ACCORD's South Sudan Initiative (SSI) has held a Mediation and Negotiation Support Training (MANST) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for South Sudanese government officials and stakeholders who are directly or indirectly involved in the ongoing negotiation processes with Republic of Sudan. The training was held from 24-28 March.