Resources

Border community security: Mano River Union region

Aug 2013
This research report presents key findings from the selected border region locations in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. It outlines key challenges to border communities in the region, with the aim of informing policy dialogues with relevant national government authorities on cross-border community security.

La sécurité dans les communautés frontalières de la région de l’Union du fleuve Mano

Aug 2013

La manière dont les relations ethniques, culturelles et sociales s'étendent à travers les frontières nationales fait partie de la richesse de la région du fleuve Mano, mais elle a également contribué à l'expérience complexe et conflictuelle de la région ces deux dernières décennies.

Cette publication de recherche, crée en partenariat avec les ONG locales et les communautés frontalières des pays du fleuve Mano, a pour but de sensibiliser le public aux questions liées à l'insécurité communautaire aux frontières et aux moyens d'améliorer les politiques.

Paz sin fronteras: propuestas para conflictos que cruzan fronteras: Resumen

Feb 2011
Este resumen ejecutivo de la revista Accord (no.22) invita a un análisis y unas respuestas diferenciales para construir la paz en los conflictos que cruzan fronteras.

Security governance in the Mano River borderlands

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011

Peter Albrecht and Elizabeth Drew describe how poor border management has undermined legitimate cross-border movement and commerce in the Mano River Union (MRU), where informal cross-border trade in livestock or manufactured goods underpins many local livelihoods. Women are especially vulnerable to sexual assault and harassment by corrupt security services.

West African blood diamonds recognise no borders

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011
In West Africa, diamonds were valuable assets in the regional conflict system, funding Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels in Sierra Leone, and sustaining Charles Taylor’s grip on power in neighbouring Liberia. Alex Vines describes how regulating the ‘blood diamond’ trade through the Kimberley certification scheme has helped to de-link it from a regional war economy. The system is far from perfect, but the industry is in better shape than in the late 1990s.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders

Jan 2011
War does not respect political or territorial boundaries. This twenty-second Accord publication looks at how peacebuilding strategies and capacity can ‘think outside the state’: beyond it, through regional engagement, and below it, through cross-border community or trade networks. Edited by Alexander Ramsbotham and I William Zartman, Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders includes 20 case studies from Asia, Europe and the Caucasus, to East, Central and West Africa, Central America and the Middle East. Articles also explore cross-border peacebuilding from global, systems analysis and legal perspectives, and focus on themes ranging from politics, governance and security, social and community relations, and trade and natural resources.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders: Policy brief

Jan 2011
This policy brief accompanies Conciliation Resources’ Accord issue 22 'Paix sans frontiers: building peace across borders' and argues that when conflicts cross borders, peacebuilders need to think differently.

Paix sans frontières: construire la paix par-delà les frontières: Synthèse

Jan 2011
Cette synthèse se fonde sur le numéro 22 d’Accord - publication de Conciliation Resources - intitulé «Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders». Elle rappelle que lorsque les conflits traversent les frontières territoriales, les professionnels du domaine de la consolidation de la paix doivent élargir leur réflexion et penser au-delà des frontières.

Peace, security and development update: Strengthening citizens’ security

Aug 2008
This edition of of the security-focussed publication looks at the successes and challenges of Conciliation Resources and its partners when carrying out their peace and security work in Sierra Leone.

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