Journalists’ forum bridges Kashmir communications gap

Since July 2016 there has been an intense crisis in the Kashmir Valley in India-administered Kashmir, following the killing of militant Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen commander. A forum involving journalists from both sides of Kashmir is working to ensure that reporting from either side is not exacerbating the situation.

Trading Confidence

Nov 2016
Trading Confidence
Cross-LoC trade has played a key role in maintaining space for collaboration and positive transformation between the two conflict-ridden parts of Jammu and Kashmir and between India and Pakistan. However, due to the numerous challenges it faces today, the initial euphoria associated with the trade has declined to some extent and its economic viability - and subsequently its sustenance - has been called into question.

Kashmiris across divide celebrate trade initiative’s seventh anniversary

This week marks seven years of trade across the militarised Line of Control (LoC). As the anniversary is celebrated those involved question if it is time for the governments to take this trade to the next level.

Award-winning film shows trade in Kashmir building peace

This film captures Conciliation Resources’ ‘Trading for peace’ initiative in Kashmir and is winner of Bond’s International Development ‘Positive Collaboration’ award.

School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (SHTM), University of Jammu

SHTM offers students and various stakeholders within India training and development in Tourism and Business Management. SHTM participates in debates at governmental level to formulate cross border trade and tourism policies, rules and regulations. As a key partner on Indian side  the team of experts from the SHTM coordinate work on cross LoC trade, facilitate economic and peacebuilding aims through various initiatives and help to develop confidence building measures in the region. 

Rejuvenating the economic environment in Jammu & Kashmir

May 2014
Rejuvenating the economic environment in Jammu & Kashmir
The disconnect between regions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has continued over the course of six decades, has had a profound impact on the political economy of the local population on either side of the divide in Kashmir. This study examines how investments in either side of the LoC could establish long lasting trade.

Moving forward: The future of business in Mindanao

With the signing of the Mindanao peace agreement in March the demand for increased jobs and development is high. During a visit by an EU delegation local business community came together to discuss future economic development and expectations.