Faith Divided: Spirituality Caught in Conflict

This film, directed by two filmmakers from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, provides an emotive illustration of how conflict has prevented Kashmiris across different faiths from visiting their places of worship.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

8 lessons for improving effectiveness of community platforms

For decades the border regions of the Mano River region countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – have been prone to instability and insecurity. 

Conciliation Resources and our national NGO partners have been working for the past eight years to help alleviate these tensions at a local level. We’re supporting a network of 18 community-based peacebuilding platforms, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs). These are comprised of trusted community members who are trained to identify areas of conflict and encourage discussion. 

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.

Dialogue for Peace

Nov 2016
Dialogue for peace
Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.

Film: Dialogue for peace

This is the story of Bossou, a village in Forest Guinea at the very epicentre of the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Beyond reintegration towards reconciliation in the post-Ebola context

Aug 2016
Cover of Beyond Reintegration Policy Brief

Since March 2015, Conciliation Resources and national civil society partners have been implementing a two year project aimed at understanding, mitigating and resolving tensions arising from, or exacerbated by, the Ebola crisis.

The project focuses on 18 remote border districts in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire where community-based initiatives, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), are facilitating and mediating dialogue in their respective communities.

Ebola: beyond the health crisis

Ebola was not just a health crisis. In the already tense border regions of West Africa the epidemic, and attempts to control it, sparked fresh waves of violence. Conciliation Resources has been supporting local peacebuilders to reunite and reconcile communities, survivors and local authorities.

After Ebola: building bridges in the Mano River region

The threat of widespread disease may have passed, but in the Mano River border communities of West Africa, the impact of the devastating Ebola epidemic is still being felt today.

The disease spawned fear and mistrust and led to the total isolation of many communities, shunned by their neighbours and friends.