This policy brief summarizes responses from discussions the authors organized in cooperation with the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA) in Yambio (WES), Torit (EES) and Juba.
Colombia has stood at the forefront of debate across Latin America and the world on how chronic armed violence can be combated. Its programmes of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) have aimed to put over 50,000 ex-combatants from paramilitary forces and guerrilla movements back into civilian life. But a rising tide of criminal violence has swept up former paramilitary fighters and is seizing control of Colombia’s many sources of illicit wealth, with cocaine production and trafficking at their heart.
Ce rapport est basé sur 10 semaines d'enquête sur le terrain au Burundi entre avril et Juin 2010, et examine les liens entre la sécurité communautaire et des programmes de Désarmement, Démobilisation, Réinsertion (DDR). Il s'ouvre par une discussion sur les expériences locales avec les programmes de DDR, et analyse l'impact de DDR et les perceptions locales de ces programmes. L'analyse examine le côté économique de réintégration et aussi les aspects sociaux.
This report is based on ten weeks of field research in Burundi, between April and June 2010. This research was one of the activities of the Peace Security and Development Network (PSDN) working group on community security and community-based Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). The aim of this working group is to contribute to our understanding of how to connect community security and DDR programmes in a context specific way.
This report is based on 11 weeks of field research in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between September and December 2009. Its aim is to connect community security and Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in a context specific way based on the insights of "Security Promotion in Fragile States: Can Local Meet National?" (Willems, Verkoren, Derks, Kleingeld, Frerks and Rouw, 2009) that was produced in the PSD network on community-based DDR.