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New publication on conflict resolution in Afghanistan: insights from the historic peace deal with Hezb-e Islami

New publication on conflict resolution in Afghanistan: insights from the historic peace deal with Hezb-e Islami

15.01.2019 -

When the government of Afghanistan and Hezb-e Islami [Islamic Party of Afghanistan], signed a peace agreement in 2016, efforts to pacify the protracted conflict achieved a major breakthrough: the first peace deal with an armed opposition group. Yet the subsequent implementation...

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Our work in 2018

Our work in 2018

11.01.2019 -

As 2019 starts, we take the opportunity to look back at some of our activities and highlights from the past year.

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2018 – A bad omen for the future?

2018 – A bad omen for the future?

08.01.2019 -

Monthly blog series by Hans-Joachim Gießmann, Executive Director at the Berghof Foundation

In future, the year 2018 may be seen as a bad omen for the breakdown of the cooperative global order that was originally designed by the UN Charter in 1945. It was filled with hope after...

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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

  • Mille Bøjer: Transformative Scenarios Process. How stories of the future help to transform conflict in the present. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin and Hans J. Giessmann (eds.): Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism. 2018. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - complete. PDF >
  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer: Alternative Approaches to Transforming Violent Extremism. The Case of Islamic Peace and Interreligious Peacebuilding. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - lead. PDF >
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini: Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens on PVE. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Anita Ernstorfer: Effective Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Systems Perspective. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Radwan Al-Sayed: Religious Institutions and the Challenges of Extremism and Terrorism: A Long View. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • "What is actually needed is to invent new terms" - An interview on Radical Religious Norms and Experiences from the Balkans. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Maral Jekta: Engaging with whom? Opportunities and Challenges of PVE approaches in Germany and Iraq. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Isabel Bramsen & Poul Poder: Emotional Dynamics in Conflict and Conflict Transformation. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Cordula Reimann and Ursula König: Collective Trauma and Resilience: Key Concepts in Transforming War-related Identities. 2017. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. PDF >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >

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Youth 2.0

In the peacebuilding field, young people are generally seen as victims, at-risk, perpetrators - or recently as ‘potential’ peacebuilders. What does not get sufficiently highlighted in this youth discourse is the fact that in all conflict contexts, there are invariably young people who build their own peacebuilding initiatives. more >   All features >

Latest Resources

  • Oliver Wils and Sonja Neuweiler: Peace Process Support in Times of Crises. The National Dialogue Support Programme in Yemen 2014-16. 2018. A Project Report. PDF >
  • Basir Feda, Kristóf Gosztonyi, Jan Koehler: Militias: a curse or a cure A study on factors constraining militia behaviour in North-East Afghanistan. 2018. Research Report. PDF >
  • Mille Bøjer: Transformative Scenarios Process. How stories of the future help to transform conflict in the present. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2017. 2018. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. more >
  • Mir Mubashir and Irena Grizelj: The Youth Space of Dialogue and Mediation. An Exploration. 2018. more >
  • Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination (DEMAC) (ed.): Creating Opportunities To Work With Diasporas In Humanitarian Settings. 2018. more >
  • Andrea Zemskov-Zuege & Oliver Wolleh (eds.): Changing the past in our heads. A facilitator's guide to listening workshops. 2018. Educational & Multimedia. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann, Janel B. Galvanek, Christine Seifert: Curbing Violence. Development, Application, and the Sustaining of National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. 2017. A contribution to UNITED NATIONS WORLD BANK FLAGSHIP STUDY. PDF >
  • Christina Stenner: The Institutionalization of Mediation Support. Are Mediation Support Entities there yet?. 2017. PDF >
  • SIPRI / Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung / Berghof Foundation: SIPRI Yearbook 2017. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security. 2017. Kurzfassung Deutsch. PDF >
  • Irena Grizelj: The Youth Space of Dialogue and Mediation in Myanmar. 2017. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Case Study Report. PDF >
  • Karin Göldner-Ebenthal & Véronique Dudouet: From Power Mediation to Dialogue Support? Assessing the European Union's Capabilities for Multi-Track Diplomacy. 2017. Research Report. PDF >
  • Basque Permanent Social Forum: ETA’s disarmament in the context of international DDR guidelines. Lessons learnt from an innovative Basque scenario. 2017. Transitions Series No. 12. PDF >
  • Norbert Ropers, with Beatrix Austin, Anna Köhler & Anne Kruck (eds.): Basics of Dialogue Facilitation. 2017. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Educational & Multimedia. more >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Grass-Roots Dialogue in Hirshabelle State: Recommendations for Locally-Informed Federalism in Somalia. 2017. Project Report. PDF >
  • Dagmar Nolden & Cassandra Schützko: Conflict sensitive refugee assistance (engl.). 2016. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. more >
  • National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners. 2017. PDF >