The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation." On its Sudan Platform, you will find several fulltext articles and further information on the Foundation about its research on and in the Sudan. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
Following UN Security Council Resolutions that considered the conflicts in the region to be a threat to international peace and security the ICGLR was established in 2000. The ICGLR's objective is to bring all the countries of the region together, to agree on a strategy thats brings peace and prosperity to the Great Lakes region. The work concentrates on
- Peace and Security
- Democracy and Good Governance
- Economic Development and Regional Integration
- Humanitarian, Social and Environmental Issues.
The ICGLR comprises eleven core countries (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, co-opted countries (Botswana, Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe) and the "Group of Friends" (mainly Western countries). ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Information about a Cooperative Research Project at the University of Bremen on "Governance and Social Action in Sudan after the Peace Agreement of January 2005: local, national, and regional dimensions". The research is done with the financing of the Volkswagen Foundation and its support programme "Knowledge for Tomorrow: Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Political, Economic, and Social Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa". You will find a lot of information on the project, about conferences, literature (incl. fulltext documents), partners and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) is a collaborative effort of the seven IGAD Member States (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) and one of IGAD’s programmes targeted at mitigating and preventing violent conflicts in the sub-region. Since its establishment in 2002, CEWARN has been functioning with a particular focus on cross-border pastoralist and related conflicts. ... [according to site editor's information]
The UN Integrated Bureau for Burundi was created to assist the Government in its efforts towards peace and stability, through coherent and coordinated response of the UN System in Burundi. BINUB concentrates its activities on four domains:
* Peace consolidation and democratic governance;
* Disarmament, demobilization, reinsertion and reform of the security sector;
* Promotion and protection of human rights and measures to end impunity;
* Donors and United Nations agency coordination. ... [according to site editor's information]
Founded in December 1994 by a group of African Trainers in Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Community Development APT has over the years developed to become a leading Training Provider in Participatory methodologies especially forum theatre and the application of the same in Conflict Transformation, Community Development and Child Rehabilitation. APT is heavily rooted in African Traditional models of communication and also informed by the theories and works of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal.
APT is based in Nairobi and runs most of the Donor Supported programs within the Country. APT also offers Consultancy Services and has experience working in different parts of the world. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Programme Mali-North was created in 1993 with the financial support of different German institutions concerned with development cooperation. Its aim is to support the reconstruction of the Northern region of Mali which got destroyed during the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990ies. The website offers a lot of material concerning the different projects (reports, pictures, maps). Furthermore, you will find a blog by the sociologue Rocksloh-Papendieck (belonging to the management) presenting the life and culture of the project region. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Africa Program hosts public meetings, conferences, and forums featuring heads of states and other leaders from Africa, as well as American, European, and African experts. The African focus is on current conflict zones, such as Sudan, the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, and on overarching policy issues such as trade, governance, the development of the state capacity, information and communications technology, development, drug trafficking and regional economic integration. The "Conflict Transformation Programs" deal with Burundi on Peacebuilding & with the DRC on Cohesive Leadership. The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader policy community. ... [according to site editor's information]
African Renaissance Network (ARN) is a support organisation for individuals and NGOs working in the area of peace building and conflict transformation. It is an African initiative that seeks to build and improve the skills and capacity of individuals and NGOs to confront the complex conflicts in Africa. It also helps in developing culturally sensitive tools for conflict prevention, mediation and transformation.
ARN uses as it’s basis the African experience in conflict prevention, mediation and transformation and most especially the women experience. Building on the African experience, it puts at the centre stage, dialogue of cultures, religions and civilisations. ... [according to site editor's information]