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Preparatory Workshop for the Word Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

Preparatory Workshop for the Word Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

03 May 2016 – 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.

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New publication on the political transformation of armed groups

New publication on the political transformation of armed groups

27 April 2016 – This new study, developed in collaboration with UNDP, seeks to identify ways and provide recommendations for external actors to effectively support this transition of non-state armed groups into peaceful political entities. The paper provides key insight on the factors that might...

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4th Berghof Mediation Roundtable: The roles and experiences of regional organizations in mediation

4th Berghof Mediation Roundtable: The roles and experiences of regional organizations in mediation

21 April 2016 – On 12 April 2016 the Berghof Foundation organised its fourth Mediation Roundtable in Berlin on the topic "The roles and experiences of regional organizations in mediation - the African Union, the OSCE and the United Nations".

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is a constantly evolving and developing online platform dedicated to collecting and reflecting cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict. It comes in the form of articles and a dialogue series.

Handbook Articles are commissioned expert contributions on the state of the art of the field. Articles >

Handbook Dialogues raise key critical issues which are then debated among scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and world regions. Dialogues >

You can find all Berghof Handbook publications here >

Feature

Youth

In many conflict regions, young people below the age of 30 form the majority of the population. This youth is often faced with a dire socio-economic environment. High unemployment, insecurity and lack of participation in local and national governance are widespread challenges, often leading to violence.

In these situations, what keeps young people from becoming victims or perpetrators (e.g. child soldiers or members of urban criminal gangs)? How come, others engage for peace, human security or community development, evolving into key drivers of change? more >

Latest Resources

  • Véronique Dudouet, Katrin Planta and Hans J. Giessmann : The Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups: Lessons Learned and Implications for International Support. 2016. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann: Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned. 2016. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (Eds.): Transforming War-Related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Martina Fischer: Transitional Justice. Lessons from the Western Balkans. 2016. Policy Brief No. 5. PDF >
  • SIPRI YEARBOOK 2015. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security. 2015. Berlin. Kurzfassung Deutsch. Hardcopy >
  • Berghof Foundation: Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2014. 2015. Berlin. more >
  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle. 2015. London: Routledge. Paperback 2015. Book >
  • Germany as Mediator. Peace Mediation and Mediation Support in German Foreign Policy. 2015. Conference Report. PDF >
  • Rousbeh Legatis: Media-Related Peacebuilding in Processes of Conflict Transformation. 2015. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger, Anne Romund & Nadine Ritzi: Peace Counts Learning Package. 2015. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. Imagebox >
  • Uta Giebel & Barbara Unger: Erfahrungen zu Steuerung und Führung in einem Friedensentwicklungsvorhaben. 2015. Bogotá D.C.. PDF >