Resources

Event: Fiji’s constitutional stand-off – consequences for inter-ethnic relations

Apr 2013

This seminar in London on Wednesday 24 April 2013 will bring together policymakers, academics and representatives of non-governmental organisations with a special interest in Fiji.

The findings of CCF and MRG's new report Fiji: the Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity – based on field research into ethnic relations and anti-discrimination measures in Fiji – will be presented at the event.

Indigenous people 'provoke' peace in Colombia

Jul 2012

In mid-July communities in the Cauca region (south-west Colombia) made it into the national and international headlines. The country was caught by surprise when they saw hundreds of unarmed indigenous people expelling both the army and the guerrillas from their territories.

Comunidades Indígenas “provocan” la paz en Colombia

Jul 2012
A mediados de julio, comunidades indígenas del Cauca (región al sur-oeste de Colombia) aparecieron en los titulares nacionales e internacionales. El país entero fue sorprendido al ver centenares de indígenas desarmados exigiendo la expulsión de sus territorios, tanto de la guerrilla como del ejército. Kristian Herbolzheimer sitúa estos hechos en el contexto de una lucha constante por la paz y la autonomía.

Fambul Tok: reconciling communities in Sierra Leone

Consolidating peace: Liberia and Sierra Leone
Mar 2012
John Caulker describes the creation of Fambul Tok in Sierra Leone in 2008, and promotes the importance of locally led, self-sustaining, community reconciliation in light of the poorly implemented provisions of the Sierra Leonean Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Whose peace is it anyway? connecting Somali and international peacemaking

Feb 2010
Accord 21, Whose peace is it anyway? connecting Somali and international peacemaking, seeks to improve understanding and links between Somalis and international policy and practice. Edited by Mark Bradbury and Sally Healy it contains over 30 articles including interviews with Somali elders and senior diplomats, and contributions from Somali and international peacemaking practitioners, academics, involved parties, civil society and women’s organisations.

Somali peace agreements: fuelling factionalism

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Warsan Cismaan Saalax and Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim ‘Xildhiban’ discuss the recurrent dilemma of how to determine legitimate and authoritative representation in formal peace talks and in government.

Political representation in Somalia: citizenship, clanism and territoriality

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Markus Hoehne examines Somali notions of ‘belonging’ and reviews political representation in internationally-mediated peace conferences and local political representation in Sool region.

How Somali-led peace processes work: section introduction

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Pat Johnson and Abdirahman Raghe explain how locally-managed Somali peace processes have proved more effective than their internationally-sponsored ‘national’ counterparts.

Building peace in south central Somalia: the role of elders

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Malaq Isaaq discuss the qualities that Somali elders are expected to possess and the role they play in maintaining peace, from his perspective as a respected elder from south central Somalia.

Community peace processes in south central Somalia

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Professor Ibrahim Ali Amber ‘Oker’ discusses how many different local governance systems have emerged in south central Somalia during the long period that Somalis have been without a viable national government.

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