Peace by piece: Addressing Sudan’s conflicts
Publication date: 
2006
Accord issue: 
18
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Beyond a major political agreement, any enduring transformation of Sudan's conflict will entail difficult and lengthy processes of compromise and reconciliation. Grassroots peacebuilding efforts have been taking place in southern Sudan since church-led efforts to address worsening inter-communal conflict re-emerged in the 1990s. 

Paul Murphy describes how the Pact-led Sudan Peace Fund sought to support these people-to-people peace processes between 2002 and 2005. He explains the design of the programme and how it was adapted, and assesses its contribution to local stability, governance and the wider peace process.

Looking at the challenges ahead, he calls for more institutionalised peacebuilding efforts, well integrated with emerging governance systems.