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From the villages in Bajo Cauca to the governor’s office in 24 hours

From the villages in Bajo Cauca to the governor’s office in 24 hours

03 September 2015 – The two closing events of the pilot project on territorial peacebuilding took place on August 26 and 27.

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Sukhum/i, 6.8.: Biographical Salon on"Women and War"

Sukhum/i, 6.8.: Biographical Salon on"Women and War"

12 August 2015 – On 6 August for the second time a „biographical salon” evening event took place in Sukhum/i, this time the topic was “Women and war”.

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Support for Diaspora-based emergency response

Support for Diaspora-based emergency response

04 August 2015 – Diaspora groups are already heavily involved in development activities in their home countries. A recently launched innovative project explores how they act as providers of humanitarian aid and how to improve dialogue and enlarge coordination mechanisms between Diasporas and...

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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 turning into 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

  • Germany as Mediator. Peace Mediation and Mediation Support in German Foreign Policy. 2015. Conference Report. PDF >
  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. 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 >
  • Uli Jäger, Anne Romund & Hannah Reich: Fostering civic and nonviolent education in Jordan. 2014. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Educational & Multimedia. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger: Peace Education and Conflict Transformation. 2014. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Silke Pfeiffer: Peace Infrastructure in Colombia. 2014. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle. 2014. London: Routledge. Book >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Supporting Negotiations for Peace in Afghanistan. 2014. Policy Brief No. 4. PDF >