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Forging Resilient Social Contracts: Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace
March 2, 2020

Author: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)Publication Date: May 2018 Summary: ‘Forging Resilient Social Contracts: Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace’ is an 11-country research and policy dialogue project that aims to revitalise the social contract amidst conflict and fragility and to advance policy and practice for preventing violent conflict and for achieving and sustaining peace. This Summary […]

The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Author: Igarape InstitutePublication Date: November 2018 Summary: This handbook seeks to build more clarity to conflict prevention concepts and practice. Based on extensive consultation and with support from Global Affairs (Canada), it offers a working definition and a typology of innovative preventive approaches. In setting out a standard nomenclature, the goal is to help improve knowledge […]

Conflict Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Key Policy Commitments and Priorities

Author: SidaPublication Date: December 2017 Summary: This Thematic Overview turns to Sida managers and staff, implementing partners and other external stakeholders committed to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In this overview, we present the rationale of investing in conflict prevention, and identify some of the opportunities and challenges with supporting conflict prevention from an inclusive peace and development […]

Integrated Conflict Prevention and Resilience Handbook
February 27, 2020

Author: Start NetworkPublication Date: June 2018 Summary: This guide will support agencies to strengthen community resilience more effectively in conflict-affected contexts. It does so by providing step-by-step guidance on how to integrate a conflict-sensitive approach into pre-existing and commonly-applied resilience-strengthening methodologies. It is, to our knowledge, the first time that specific guidance of this kind has been […]

Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Manual
February 27, 2020

Author: Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed ConflictPublication Date: November 2017 Summary: The manual specifically explores the multi-stakeholder approach from the perspective of civil society organisations (CSOs). CSOs can take part in multi-stakeholder processes in many different capacities, as original convener or as an invited participant. To set up an MSP, a civil society organisation will […]

Borrowing a Wheel: Applying Existing Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Strategies to Emerging Programming Approaches to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism
November 29, 2018

Author: CDA Collabortive Learning Projects, Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium Publication Date: March 2017 Summary: This paper explores key methodological challenges associated with the design, monitoring and evaluation of preventing and countering violent extremism programming, and discusses the applicability of solutions from the fields of peacebuilding and development. The paper draws on the latest developments in the field, […]

Webinar 20 – Transforming Counter-Messaging: “Common Ground” Experiences in Addressing Violent Extremism
October 3, 2018

Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 17th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Search for Common Ground has largely parted ways with more traditional forms of counter-messaging. Search’s strategy for addressing violent extremism centers around the idea of transformation, and alternative messaging is developed in consultation through community dialogue in Yemen, participatory research in Kenya, […]

Webinar 19 – The Ecology of Violent Extremism
September 4, 2018

Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 19th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Dr. Lisa Schirch is the North American Research Director for the Toda Peace Institute and Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding. During the webinar, she provided an introduction to violent extremism (VE) through an ecological, systems-based lens and present a […]

Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA): Lessons Learned

Author: European Commission, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Publication Date: April 2017 Summary: The Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA) programme represents the first dedicated effort by the European Commission to implement a project outside of the EU with the specific objective of countering violent extremism. In line with the […]

Countering Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Perspective
August 29, 2018

Author: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Publication Date: September, 2013 Summary: This report explores the nexus of counter violent extremism (CVE) and peacebuilding and is written for counterterrorism and CVE experts and peacebuilders. Underpinning this report is the assumption that a stronger bridge between practitioners from both worlds would contribute to a broader understanding […]

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