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Meghalaya’s experience
Priyankar Upadhyaya and Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya

8 Peacebuilding in India: Meghalaya’s experience Priyankar Upadhyaya and Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya Ideas and praxis The long lineage of peace ideas and praxis in India has been full of disjuncture and ambiguities.1 Their substantive interpretations are mediated amid global transformations as also the shifting interests of dominant identities and groups. One could still discern a set of convergent values and parameters that continually permeated India’s normative template on peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Many of these traits provide the standards of

in Cultures of governance and peace
An analysis of post-2006 Timor-Leste
Sarah Smith

4 Gendered identities in peacebuilding: an analysis of post-2006 Timor-Leste Sarah Smith Introduction The adoption of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in 2000 was a landmark in affirming the important role of women in peace and security, as well as purporting the necessity of a ‘gender perspective’ throughout peace processes, peace operations and in post-conflict reconstruction. While it has been much praised, a number of problems have been identified by scholars and practitioners alike (Coomaraswamy 2015; Kirby

in The politics of identity
Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making addresses debates on liberal peace and the policies of peacebuilding through a theoretical and empirical study of resistance in peacebuilding contexts. Examining the case of ‘Africa’s World War’ in the DRC, it locates resistance in the experiences of war, peacebuilding and state-making by exploring discourses, violence and everyday forms of survival as acts that attempt to challenge or mitigate such experiences. The analysis of resistance offers a possibility to bring the historical and sociological aspects of both peacebuilding and the case of the DRC, providing new nuanced understanding of these processes and the particular case.

Kofi Annan

8 Learning the lessons of peacebuilding Secretary-General Kofi Annan Introduction When Secretary-General Kofi Annan addressed his unquestionable expertise to the lessons of peacebuilding on the 18 October 2004, in mind no doubt were the many conflicts that the United Nations has confronted, both over its institutional history and also during his many different incarnations within the organisation, as well as the ongoing problems being met by nation-building operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq and the hampered efforts to stem conflict and massacre in the

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Megan Daigle, Sarah Martin, and Henri Myrttinen

Introduction By its very nature – ostensibly, that of responding to natural and human-made crises – humanitarian, peacebuilding and (to a lesser extent) development work occurs in close proximity to potential danger. The degree of risk and danger to staff carrying out this kind of work in ‘the field’ has increased greatly over recent decades, due in part to the changing nature of conflict and in part to the rapidly increasing number of local and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Róisín Read

‘imaginary of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding work’ carried out by ‘white, able-bodied, heterosexual, male staff from the Global North’ (page 4) that no longer reflect the realities of the way this work is done, if it ever did. They note, reinforcing the points made by Riley, that for many the threat comes from within the sector itself, something security training fails to take account of. They call for more inclusive representation in the humanitarian security sector to ‘help to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

non-intervention, and came to see that the (post)colonial run-up to genocide was a story of too much intervention, even in the name of democracy. During my doctoral research, I rediscovered the case of Somaliland. A self-declared independent republic in the north-western corner of Somalia, Somaliland had declined US and UN interventions at the beginning of the 1990s, apart from specific assistance (the clean-up of landmines, for example). Instead, it took care of its peace-building process internally and with its diaspora. Over the years, even

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Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

Matter Consulting August 2017 . Bennett , J. , Pantuliano , S. , Fenton , W. , Vaux , A. , Barnett , C. and Brusset , E. ( 2010 ), Aiding the Peace: A Multi-Donor Evaluation of Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan 2005–2010 . ITAD Ltd, UK . Caldwell , A. and Oliver-Burgess , A. ( 2014 ), Real-Time Evaluation of IOM’s Humanitarian Response to the South Sudan Crisis . Final Report November 2014 . Clist , P. and Dercon , S. ( 2014 ), 12 Principles for Payment by Results (PbR) in

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A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez, and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

Exposed as Sierra Leone Confirms New Ebola Death ’, Reuters, (accessed 1 September 2018) . Fuest , V. ( 2010 ), ‘ Contested Inclusions: Pitfalls of NGO Peace-Building Activities in Liberia ’, Africa Spectrum , 45 : 2

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Valérie Gorin

healthcare in armed conflicts. 13 The #NotATarget is now a broader campaign launched by the UN for the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2017. 14 Group of Friends of 2286 is an informal group on the Protection of Civilians, created after the adoption of the Security Council resolution 2286 in May 2016, which condemns the attacks against medical units and personnel in armed conflicts. 15 The GCSP is a think tank that promotes dialogue and education to support peacebuilding and security. See their website: (accessed 26 December 2020

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