The realm of the possible: education

Aug 2016
Front cover - the realm of the possible: education
The Georgian-Abkhaz conflict has had a serious and long-term impact on education, particularly in Abkhazia, but Georgians and Abkhaz alike have identified access to education as a clear area of common interest. The better prepared youth on both sides of the conflict are for engaging in a process in pursuit of peace, the more likely it is that a resolution can be found and that the conflict does not descend into violence again.

Nagorny Karabakh ceasefire announced


Conciliation Resources welcomes the ceasefire following three days of military escalation in and around Nagorny Karabakh. As a peacebuilding organisation, which supports dialogue between Armenians and Azerbaijanis, we hope that the ceasefire holds and negotiations are resumed with immediate effect. We believe that the conflict can and must be resolved peacefully.

We have been deeply worried by the extreme statements and threats to further intensify the fighting and ongoing polarisation. Many lives have been lost; numerous homes and livelihoods have also been destroyed.

Inclusive peacebuilding is crucial

Liana Kvarchelia from our partner The Center for Humanitarian Programmes (CHP) highlights how significant is to include all the sectors of the society in building sustainable peace.

Building peace together: local voices

We are lucky to work with a range of partners from across the world. Watch this video to have a small insight into why all of us together believe peacebuilding is crucial.

Realm of the possible: Gal/i

Jul 2015

The Gal/i region has long been a focus for controversy in the Georgian-Abkhaz context. It is the southernmost district of Abkhazia, and highly populated by ethnic Georgians, whose living conditions, identity and rights are contested issues that create an uncertain outlook for the future.

Securing an Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement

Jun 2015
Mutual insecurity is a primary driver of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict and a dominant factor in contemporary Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. The current peace proposal, known as the Madrid Principles, addresses the issue of insecurity through the envisaged deployment of an international peacekeeping operation, as part of a wider security package.

Dialogue workshop on the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict and peace process 24-27 February 2015

Mar 2015
At the invitation of Conciliation Resources a dialogue workshop on the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict and peace process took place in London from 24-27 February 2015. The meeting brought together officials and public figures from both sides of the conflict. On the fourth day, participants were joined by international experts.

Negotiating access and security

Jan 2015
Geography, and questions of access to territory, are key concerns driving conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis who for many years have had no access to each other’s societies or territories controlled by the other side. This discussion paper incorporates a number of perspectives through which the issue of access is understood today. While identifying areas of clear disagreement, 
it also explores points of convergence, asking whether this issue can be reframed as a solution to a common problem.

Building bridges through filmmaking

In these short films, you can see the work of a group of young aspiring Armenian and Azerbaijani video journalists that came together to complete a one-year film-production study programme at the 'Dialogue Through Film Academy'.