From conflict analysis to peacebuilding impact: Lessons from the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project

Mar 2012
Funded by the European Commission, the People’s Peacemaking Perspectives (PPP) project was an 18-month joint initiative between Conciliation Resources and Saferworld. At the culmination of the project a 38-page report and a 4-page executive summary highlighted the key lessons from this in-depth participatory research.

Confronting legacies of forced displacement in the South Caucasus

Approaching two million people throughout the South Caucasus lost their homes as a result of ethnic mobilisation, confrontation and conflict through the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their fate remains a key challenge for both the Nagorny Karabakh and Georgian–Abkhaz peace processes. Through film projects, TV discussions, and policy papers, Conciliation Resources and our partners in the Synergy network have recently been bringing new thinking to bear on these issues. At the heart of these activities are the peacebuilding perspectives of local people.

People's Peacemaking Perspectives: Georgian–Abkhaz conflict – Policy brief

Mar 2012
It's 20 years since the start of the Georgian-Abkhaz war in 1992. At the heart of the conflict, one of a number that accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union, is a contest between territorial integrity and self-determination.

Resilience in the face of displacement

Lali grew up in Abkhazia's Gali region. She lost her home during the 1992-93 war and now lives as an IDP in western Georgia. Find out about how Lali's campaigning for the rights of fellow displaced people.

Governance and Transparency Fund: Mid term review

May 2011

This is Conciliation Resources' Governance and Transparency Fund mid term review on increasing government accountability in conflict zones through public participation in policymaking.

Governance and Transparency Fund: Annual report 2

Jun 2010
Governance and Transparency Fund: Annual report 2
This is Conciliation Resources' second annual report for the Department for International Development's Global and Transparency Fund.

Governance and Transparency Fund: Annual report 1

Jun 2009
Governance and Transparency Fund: Annual report 1
This is Conciliation Resources' first annual report for the Department for International Development's Global and Transparency Fund.

Governance and Transparency Fund: Annual report 3

Jul 2011
This is Conciliation Resources' third annual report for the Department for International Development's Global and Transparency Fund.

Chechen resistance: Myth and reality

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes
May 2005
Accord Armed groups: Chechen resistance
Chechnya’s ‘foreign minister’ Ilyas Akhmadov discusses how an armed group seeks to make itself understood internationally in the face of a powerful opponent. He argues that international perceptions have prevented the Chechen resistance from behaving as a state, and radicalised them.

Further reading: Accord Nagorny Karabakh

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Further reading: Accord Nagorny Karabakh

A further reading list to accompany the contents of this issue.