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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.

Introduction

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.

23 Dec 2015 description

Towards a framework for resolving the justice and reconciliation question in Zimbabwe

Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Everisto Benyera

Abstract

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.

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...

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.

03 Aug 2012 description

Contents

List of Acronyms

Introduction
Martha Mutisi

Conflict resolution under the Ekika system of the Baganda in Uganda
Ashad Sentongo and Andrea Bartoli

Local conflict resolution in Rwanda: The case of abunzi mediators
Martha Mutisi

Traditional authority and modern hegemony: Peacemaking in the Afar region of Ethiopia
Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge and Demessie Fantaye

11 Jun 2012 description

The need for including women in peace processes is widely acknowledged, yet, most mediation processes have nonetheless not offered enough scope to encourage the voices and representation of women. In response to this challenge, ACCORD, under its Peacemaking Unit's African Union (AU) Mediation Support Capacity Project and in collaboration with the AU Peace and Security Department, convened an African Women Mediators Seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2 - 3 May 2012.

20 Aug 2009 description

Editorial

by vasu gounden

In the last nine months, there have been several major armed crises in the world. These crises included the massive onslaught of Russian forces against Georgian forces, the Sri Lankan government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, Israeli forces against the forces of Hamas, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government forces against the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) forces of rebel leader, General Laurent Nkunda.