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Can We Build Peace from a Distance? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Peacebuilding Sector
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December 22, 2020
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Author: International Alert Publication Date: December 2020 Description: This background paper explores some of the ways in which the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has disrupted one of the foundation principles of peacebuilding practice: the basic need to bring people together face-to-face. It takes a step back to look at the overall impact on peacebuilding practice when […]

Webinar 33: Building Peace and Resilience at a Distance: Adaptive Approaches to COVID-19

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, December 16th. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: COVID-19 has forced adaptations in the ways of thinking and working for peacebuilders. The pandemic has exacerbated existing conflicts and spurred new ones. Humanitarian aid, ongoing peace processes and peacebuilding efforts have been severely affected. Given the severity of the […]

The Need for Good Governance and Peacebuilding in the Time of COVID-19. Lessons from Northeast Nigeria

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: September 2020 Summary: This report presents a close analysis of the ongoing crisis in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria and a set of broader lessons about why and how donors should invest in governance and conflict prevention programming as part of the COVID-19 response. To access this resource, please click here […]

COVID-19 and Conflict: Advancing Women’s Meaningful Participation in Ceasefires and Processes

Author: Peace and Security Team of UN Women in collaboration with DPPA’s Policy and Mediation Division Publication Date: 2020 Summary: This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts, and how the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda can provide a critical framework […]

From Bad to Worse? The Impact(s) of Covid-19 on Conflict Dynamics

Author: European Union, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Publication Date: June 2020 Summary: This Brief analyses key emerging dynamics and repercussions in conflict-affected countries in general, and in five countries in particular: Colombia, Libya, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen. The Brief is structured as follows: the main text analyses the emerging trends catalyzed by the pandemic […]

Peace and Conflict in a COVID-19 World

Author: Interpeace Publication Date: June 2020 Summary: This Brief summarizes Interpeace’s reflections on the peacebuilding implications of the COVID-19 crisis. It defines the outlines of the peacebuilding challenges and the implications for international actors and responders. The framing matters because our collective understanding of the kind of crisis we face will determine our responses both […]

Covid-19, Crises and Fragility

Author: OECD Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Fragile contexts are beginning to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of these countries are insufficiently prepared to cope with the spread of the disease and its consequences across the multiple dimensions of fragility. The most vulnerable have difficulty in accessing hospitals and rely on poor public […]

COVID-19 and Conflict Sensitivity

Author: Oxfam Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Conflict sensitivity is a critical part of Oxfam’s commitment to safe programming, this guide can help staff teams identify and mitigate particular conflict risks as part of the COVID-19 humanitarian response as part of safe programming risk analysis and risk management processes. This guidance needs to be used […]

Dignity not Destitution: An ‘Economic Rescue Plan for All’ to Tackle the Coronavirus Crisis and Rebuild a More Equal World
April 23, 2020
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Author: Oxfam Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: This paper lays out an Economic Rescue Plan For All that meets the scale of the crisis, mobilizing at least $2.5 trillion dollars to tackle the pandemic and prevent global economic collapse. It prioritizes helping people directly: giving cash grants to all who need them. An immediate suspension […]

Toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response: 10 Recommendations
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April 23, 2020
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Author: International Disability Alliance Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) has compiled the following list of the main barriers that persons with disabilities face in this emergency situation along with some practical solutions and recommendations. This […]

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