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Governance and Transparency Fund: Annual Report 5

Jun 2013

This is Conciliation Resources' fifth and final annual report for the Department for International Development's Global and Transparency Fund. The report covers the period 1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013 and relates to Conciliation Resources' work to increase government accountability in conflict zones through public participation in policymaking. The regions the project focuses on are West Africa, Uganda/South Sudan, the Georgian–Abkhaz conflict region, and Fiji.

What lies between solution and resumption of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Oct 2013

In this analysis Conciliation Resources' Caucasus Projects Manager Laurence Broers considers chances for renewed conflict and a lasting peace agreement nearly twenty years after the cease fire in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorny Karabakh. This article originally appeared on

'Freedom of information for any society is crucial'

Nouneh Sarkissian on how Internews Armenia works with Conciliation Resources to train youth participants in producing peacebuilding films in the South Caucasus

Akhalgori Youth School: 'Forced to take a stand for the sake of our children's future'

In August 2008, after years of missed opportunities to secure a lasting peace, Georgian-South Ossetian tensions erupted into all-out war. The war lasted a matter of days, but people like Tamar – director of the Akhalgori Youth School – will be picking up the pieces for decades.

Reaching across closed borders: remembering and forgetting in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Peacebuilding charity Conciliation Resources has released an innovative Turkish-Armenian-Azerbaijani documentary film exploring how violence in the past continues to cast long shadows over a divided region.

Film screening at SOAS: Memories Without Borders

Mar 2013
Join us at SOAS on Friday 22 March 2013 for a film screening of Memories Without Borders, a documentary film made by Turkish, Armenian and Azerbaijani filmmakers.

Event podcast: The Nagorny Karabakh peace process

Oct 2012
Listen to the audio recording from an event we chaired in November 2012: The Nagorny Karabakh peace process – Is there a way out of the peace process? Featuring Tatul Hakobyan, Tabib Huseynov and Laurence Broers, the event was organised by Conciliation Resources in collaboration with Centres & Programmes Office, SOAS University of London.

Memories Without Borders (English version)

Nov 2012
Memories Without Borders is a unique Turkish-Armenian-Azerbaijani documentary, looking at the impacts of troubled histories on individual lives today. At the meeting point between official history and personal lives the film challenges audiences to ask: what do we choose to remember about others, and what do others choose to remember about us?

Turks, Armenians and Azerbaijanis: mirrors and memories

Isolated from one another, Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Turks remember separate histories which reinforce antagonistic conflict narratives. Laurence Broers argues that initiatives, such as the release of new film Memories Without Borders, are needed to challenge historical taboos and keep alive the possibility of reconciliation.

Memories Without Borders on CivilNet TV

Conciliation Resources' Dr Laurence Broers and Jenny Norton discuss the new Memories Without Borders film on CivilNet TV.


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