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Community Dialogue Assemblies ("Shiraka") in Somalia

Community Dialogue Assemblies ("Shiraka") in Somalia

11.01.2017 - The Berghof Foundation project in Somalia entitled “Building Federalism through Local Government Dialogue” implemented six community dialogue assemblies throughout 2016 in the regions of Middle Shabelle (in the city of Jowhar) and Hiiraan (in the city of Bulla Burte).

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"Organisations under pressure but powering on" – Guide for human rights organisations under threat and donor organisations now online

"Organisations under pressure but powering on" – Guide for human rights organisations under threat and donor organisations now online

09.01.2017 - How can threatened Human Rights organisations (HRO) implement a psychosocial approach in their organisations in order to be better equipped to deal with the impacts that threat has on them? How can donor organisations support them in this?

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In memoriam Professor Dr Uli Albrecht

In memoriam Professor Dr Uli Albrecht

06.01.2017 - It is with sadness that we share the news that Hans-Ulrich "Uli" Albrecht has passed away on 26 December 2016 in Berlin, just a month before his 76th birthday and after years of grave illness. He was, among many other things, member of the Berghof Foundation's first board of...

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is 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. more  >

Latest Contributions

  • Barbara Unger, Véronique Dudouet, Matteo Dressler and Beatrix Austin (Eds.): “Undeclared Wars”– Exploring a Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Jenny Pearce: The “Violence Turn” in Peace Studies and Practice. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Andy Carl: The (Not So) New Challenge of Responding to Armed Social Violence with Peacebuilding. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Gema Santamaría: From War-Making to Peacebuilding? Opportunities and Pitfalls of an Integral Approach to Armed Social Violence in Mexico. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Karen P. Simbulan and Laurens J. Visser: The Value of Listening to Community Voices. A Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Marco Carmignani and Fernando Cavalcante : Countering Armed Social Violence in Guinea-Bissau: The Case of the Model Police Station. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager: Armed Social Violence and Peacebuilding: Towards an operational approach. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - lead article. 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 >
  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. PDF >

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Insider Mediators

Today, there is a greater appreciation of local, indigenous and insider methods of dealing with conflict – methods that are owned and driven by actors ‘intrinsic’ to the conflict system. more >   All features >

Latest Resources

  • Antonia Montanus, Nele Rathke, Barbara Unger: Organisations under pressure but powering on - the psychosocial approach within integrated management of threat. 2016. A model for human rights organisations and donor organisations. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir, Engjellushe Morina, Luxshi Vimalarajah: OSCE support to Insider Mediation. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity. PDF >
  • OSCE Support to Insider Mediation. KEY CONSIDERATIONS. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir & Luxshi Vimalarajah: BASELINE STUDY: Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) as Crucial Actors in Conflict Transformation Potential, Constraints, & Opportunities for Collaborative Support. 2016. Full Report. PDF >
  • Stina Lundström and Shadia Marhaban: Challenges and Opportunities for Female Combatants’ Post-War Community Leadership: Lessons Learnt from Aceh and Mindanao. 2016. Workshop Report. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet & Stina Lundström: Post-war Political Settlements: From Participatory Transition Processes to Inclusive State-building and Governance. 2016. Research Report. PDF >
  • Samer Araabi & Leila Hilal: Reconciliation, Reward, and Revenge: Analyzing Syrian De-Escalation Dynamics through Local Ceasefire Negotiations. 2016. Berlin. Berghof Grantee Publication. PDF >
  • Katrin Planta: Interdependency and Interference: The Wayuu’s Normative System and State-based Conflict Resolution in Colombia. 2016. Colombia Case Study Report . PDF >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Pragmatism and Mistrust: The Interaction of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Liberia. 2016. Liberia Case Study Report. PDF >