In March 2017, the consultancy firm Images and Imaginations was commissioned by Search for Common Ground (Search) to undertake a baseline study for its two interrelated projects of ‘Justice for Peace’ and ‘Inuka’, implemented in coastal Kenya. The main purpose of this evaluation is to conduct a combined baseline for the two projects:
Justice for Peace: Preventing Violent Extremism through Constructive Engagement between Criminal Justice Sector Actors and Communities in Kenya
DOMINC IYAA & KATIE SMITH
by Diana Quick
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2018
Le "Conflict Scan" a été réalisée en utilisant une méthodologie conçue de Search for Common Ground (Search). Elle a été développée dans le cadre de notre programmation en plusieurs pays en Afrique et modifiée pour s'adapter au contexte nigérien et plus particulièrement à celui de la région de Diffa. L'équipe de recherche était composée par les enquêteurs locaux de la région de Diffa et des membres de personnel de Search - Niger.
International Non-Government Organisations working in Yemen condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent attack on an ICRC vehicle that resulted in the killing of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross earlier today, 21 April 2018. We are deeply shocked by the death of Hanna Lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. Our deepest condolences go to Hanna’s family, friends and colleagues at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a sustained blockade on Yemen’s Red Sea Ports. Parties to Yemen’s conflict have a responsibility to minimise the impact of war on civilians in Yemen by mitigating all factors that exacerbate death and suffering, as over 8 million people are already on the verge of starvation.
(New York) - Today's unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to add a further 900 peacekeepers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was welcomed by a group of 16 non-governmental organisations including Aegis Trust, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mercy Corps, and Invisible Children.
The situation in the country has been worsening in recent months, with fighting between rival militias forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes, and rendering 2.4m in need of humanitarian assistance.
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.
The last year has seen significant global challenges, including an unprecedented level of humanitarian need, rising inequality and exclusion, growing climate change impacts, and increasing threats to our shared security. Nevertheless, the international community has taken important steps in addressing these challenges by implementing the recent bold commitments to foster sustainable peace.
The purpose of this briefing paper is to support evaluators in producing good evaluations by helping to think about values and ethics consciously and carefully. To do this, we’ll first look at the relationship between ethics and evaluation. We will then look at the big picture of what constitutes “good peacebuilding” or peacebuilding “done right.” We will also explore ethical issues involved in who determines the values and criteria by which we judge programs.
A violent eight-year conflict originating in Nigeria has intensified in the last four years and spread across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon, resulting in Africa’s biggest humanitarian and protection crisis.
Esther is one of 1268 survivors of Ebola in Guinea. But surviving the disease is only half the battle.
“My husband was respected by everyone. He never thought that he was going to die.”
Esther’s husband was a family doctor in Guinea. He died after contracting Ebola from a patient he bravely served. His wife and three young children survive him.
Commitments to more effective synergies among peace, humanitarian and development actions in complex humanitarian situations
Three years ago, a political crisis erupted between the government of South Sudan and opposition forces. It quickly escalated into a civil war. With 50,000 civilians killed and over 1.8 million people displaced, the war in South Sudan is one of the most violent conflicts happening today.
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and UNICEF collaborated to conduct a Rapid Conflict Pulse survey (poll) using the U-Report SMS messaging, the data for which was collected from 2-8 September 2015. The objective was to fill a gap in field research on community level perceptions in regards to social cohesion, security, and capacities for violence prevention normally conducted as part of quarterly Conflict Scans that had been temporarily postponed due to a risk of insecurity for participants due to the political climate in Burundi.
Author, Copyright Holder: DR VALENTINA BAÚ
Photography is a powerful medium to unite people and communities around shared images and experiences. Yet despite the large number of initiatives that employ the media as tools for peacebuilding, few address issues of conflict through the use of photographs. Here I begin to fill that gap, introducing a new project design for practitioners to employ participatory photography in peacebuilding work.
Two years ago, a coalition of NGOs released a statement urging a comprehensive U.S. Government strategy to help halt violence, protect civilians and prevent atrocities in the Central African Republic (CAR). As organizations that have made long-term commitments to advancing peace, protecting human rights, and alleviating suffering, we are grateful to the U.S. Government and the American people for efforts to prevent mass atrocities in the CAR.
The current Ebola crisis has killed or infected thousands of people and caused massive disruptions to peoples’ lives and Sierra Leone’s economy. This briefing argues that the crisis offers three main lessons to the government and companies working in Sierra Leone.
The first is that insufficient spending on health has left the country vulnerable to the spread of Ebola.
In an open letter to EU Foreign Ministers, the Norwegian Refugee Council and 14 other aid agencies called for concerted EU action to address the ongoing political, security and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
The agencies highlighted the grave conditions for civilians in Yemen after eight months of fighting, with regular violations of the laws of war and restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid. Up to 13 million people are going hungry, they said.