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By Anita Ernstorfer
Suggested Citation: Effective approaches to preventing violent extremism: a peacebuilding systems perspective. In: Berghof Dialogue Handbook on Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism. 2018.
Dealing with violent extremism (VE) has emerged as a central framework of analysis and policy-making in most Western and non-Western government agencies. It is also heavily shaping the programming of non-governmental agencies, not least due to the availability of related funding lines.
Background and Executive Summary
43 diaspora organisations supported by the DEMAC initiative showed their intention to be full participants in enhanced humanitarian response by creating and signing up to 17 joint diaspora commitments as part of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in May 2016.
Janel B. Galvanek & Katrin Planta
This guide offers a model and elaborates its recommendations for threatened human rights organisations and donor organisations on dealing with threat in an integrated manner. It specifically focuses on incorporating a psychosocial approach into the organisations’ routines, spaces and structures as a crucial element of integrated threat management. Drawing together lessons and insights from a joint learning process within the framework of the project “MAPA”, it emphasises how HRO and donors can work together towards achieving this goal.
Karen P. Simbulan and Laurens J. Visser
Véronique Dudouet & Stina Lundström, with support from David Rampf
The DEMAC research report outlines the basic features of formalized collective interventions by Sierra Leonean, Somali and Syrian diaspora-based relief organisations and initiatives based in the UK, Denmark and Germany, respectively, by elucidating their responses to the humanitarian crises in their countries of origin/heritage and neighbouring countries.
A month preceding the World Humanitarian Summit, the Berghof Foundation, together with its consortium partners AFFORD and the Danish Refugee Council, organized a preparatory workshop for diaspora organisations and initiatives engaged in humanitarian action. 11 representatives from Sierra Leonean, Somali and Syrian diaspora organisations that are invited to the summit in Istanbul attended the workshop on 21 April in Berlin.
Develops a basic concept of internationally oriented, context-related and process-oriented peace education with clearly defined target groups. Against this background, the author presents a comprehensive and practical approach to peace education in crisis and conflict regions, the aim being to promote conflict transformation. In this context, a fundamental distinction is made between direct peace education (encounter, inspiration, training) and structural peace education (pilot projects, curricula, implementation).
How do peacebuilders and peacebuilding organisations think about and organise their own security – and that of their partners? Are the risks they face and the strategies they employ similar to those of related fields, like development aid and human rights protection? Larissa Fast explores peacebuilding security in our latest addition to the Berghof Handbook.
This glossary defines and discusses 20 core terms related to conflict transformation in the work of the Berghof Foundation. Why another glossary, and why especially a glossary on conflict transformation?
We are happy to announce the release of the policy report “From Combatants to Peacebuilders: A case for inclusive, participatory and holistic security transitions”. Authored by staff members Véronique Dudouet, Hans J. Giessmann and Katrin Planta, it presents key lessons learnt and policy recommendations based on findings from the participatory research project “Non-state armed groups and security transition processes” (2009-2012).