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Launch of the project „Conflict-sensitive refugee work“

Launch of the project „Conflict-sensitive refugee work“

28 January 2016 – On 19 January 2016 representatives of organisations engaged in refugee work from the district of Tübingen participated in the launch of the project "Conflict-sensitive refugee work: Accompanying, qualifying, and encouraging volunteers" at the Georg Zundel house of the Berghof...

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Capacity Development Workshop in Mogadishu

Capacity Development Workshop in Mogadishu

28 January 2016 – From 29 November – 1 December 2015, the first capacity development workshop in the framework of the project “Building Federalism through Local Government Dialogue” was held in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Yemen: Second Consultation Meeting of Eminent Personalities on Restoration of State Functions

Yemen: Second Consultation Meeting of Eminent Personalities on Restoration of State Functions

26 January 2016 – The second consultation meeting of Yemeni eminent personalities was held in Jordan from 7-10 December 2015.

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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

  • David Becker: Working on the Psychosocial Gap: Challenges, Hopes, Perspectives. 2015. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. more >
  • Olivera Simić: Dealing with Painful Memories: Walking the (Thin) Line between War and its Aftermath. 2015. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. pdf >
  • Undine Whande: Recalling South Africa – Memory Work across Time and Space.. 2015. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. more >
  • Andrea Zemskov-Züge: Dealing with the Past in the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict. The Power of Narratives, Spaces and Rituals. 2015. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. more >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >