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Crime and Conflict: The New Challenge for Peacebuilding

Author: International Alert Publication Date: July 2014 Summary: This report is offered as a contribution to the growing effort to understand the nexus between organised crime, armed violence and fragility, and to design effective responses. At the heart of the document is the hypothesis that an application of the approaches and overall lens of peacebuilding can enrich broader […]

Webinar 17- Pitfalls for Working with Conflict Sensitivity: Experiences from Working with Host and Refugee Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Drawing from International Alert’s experience working on conflict sensitivity in Lebanon and Jordan, Ruth Simpson and Ilina Slavova discussed some of the practical challenges, common pitfalls and good practices in integrating conflict sensitivity into humanitarian responses working […]

The Complexity of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Insights from Mogadishu and South Central Somalia

Author: CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) and International Alert Publication Date: 2015 Description: This report aims to expand research on some of the main issues and concerns regarding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Somalia, to better understand the linkages between SGBV and conflict there, to try to understand why Somalia in its current period […]

Building Institutional Capacity for Conflict-Sensitive Practice: The Case of International NGOs

Author: International Alert Publication Date: May 2004 Description: In the post-Cold War period, the nature of conflicts has changed, with conflict moving closer to civilians as combatants, victims or (perceived) supporters of one or the other faction. International development and humanitarian NGOs that seek to address the needs of civilians have become operational in more […]

Rethinking the Nexus Between Youth, Unemployment and Conflict – Perspectives from Sri Lanka
December 28, 2015

Author: International Alert Publication Date: March 2009 Description: This series of four country case studies explores the ways in which the economic causes, drivers and impacts of conflict have been tackled in different ways in different conflict-affected countries where Alert works. The aim is to encourage cross-country learning, and inform what has become a vibrant […]

Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Guidance for Extractive Industries

Author: International Alert Publication Date: March 2005 Description: This guide to conflict-sensitive business practice is directed towards the extractive industries, which often find themselves close to the frontline of conflict, which can suffer from violent conflict both directly and indirectly, and some of which have been among the first to respond to the idea that business […]

Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: Meeting the Challenges

Author: International Alert Publication Date: December 2003 Description: This paper summarises current debates on conflict, aid and peacebuilding and suggests that humanitarian agencies can go beyond avoiding negative impacts on conflict (‘Do No Harm’), to contributing positively to conflict transformation and peacebuilding (‘Do Good’) in a way that respects their core mandates and key humanitarian […]

Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding Resource Pack

Authors: APFO; CECORE; CHA; FEWER; International Alert; Saferworld Publication Date: January 2004 Description: Over the last decade there has been a growing realization that humanitarian assistance sometimes feeds conflict rather than alleviates it, and that development aid sometimes exacerbates tensions. This has led to the development of tools to understand the relationship between programming and conflict. […]

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