Resources

Public participation in peacemaking: Policy brief

Nov 2009
This policy brief from Conciliation Resources draws on the findings from Accord (issue 13) 'Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking' and explores how negotiations and peace processes can be more inclusive.

La participation publique dans les processus de recherche de la paix: Note d'orientation

Nov 2009
Cette note d’orientation de Conciliation Resources s’appuie sur les conclusions de l'Accord n°13: La participation publique dans les processus de recherche de la paix

Участие общественности в миротворчестве: концептуальная записка

Nov 2009
Данная концептуальная записка «Ресурсов примирения» основывается на выводах тринадцатого выпуска Accord 13: «Вовлеченность в процесс: участие общественности в миротворчестве». В выпуске рассматривается, как переговоры, преследующие цель положить конец насилию, дают возможность достичь более инклюзивного урегулирования, одним из преимуществ которого является большая легитимность мирного соглашения.

Participación pública en la construcción de paz: Resumen ejecutivo

Nov 2009
Este informe sobre políticas de Conciliation Resources se basa en los hallazgos de Accord 13 Participación pública en la construcción de paz.

Mali’s peace process: Context, analysis and evaluation

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
Kåre Lode describes how, given the failure of Mali’s official peace processes to bring peace, self-managed grassroots level inter-ethnic meetings resulted in localised peace accords and reconciliation, and how these were then integrated into the national peace process.

The regional concertations process: Engaging the public

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
In 1994, Mali’s President Alpha Oumar Konaré initiated a series of countrywide open public meetings or ‘regional concertations’. Kåre Lode argues that the meetings laid the foundations for the successful inter-community meetings that followed.

Inter-community meetings and national reconciliation: Forging a pragmatic peace

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
In an effort to end persistent violent conflict in northern Mali, in late 1994 local leaders began to organise local inter-community meetings. Kåre Lode describes how through several cumulative phases the meetings contributed to stability and reconciliation.

Public participation and international peacemaking

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
Marrack Goulding analyses public participation in four phases of peacemaking: overture, negotiation, implementation and peacebuilding, arguing that it becomes critical in the second two phases in which a sense of public ownership and support for the process is crucial.

Workshop report: mechanisms for political participation of the public in peacemaking

Feb 2002
This report from a joint analysis workshop on mechanisms for political participation of the public in the peace processes in Colombia, Guatemala, Mali, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and South Africa summarises the discussions that took place and describes key issues and examples from specific experiences.

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