West Africa

We work in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire.

Creating safe spaces for youth to build peace

This year, the UN’s International Youth Day is championing safe spaces for youth - places where young people can come together, express themselves, and participate in decision making. In peacebuilding, creating these safe spaces is a vital first step in allowing young people to share their experiences of conflict, and work towards achieving a more peaceful future.

Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding

Jul 2018
Cover image of Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding report
Drawing on case studies from Colombia and Nigeria, this report explores the barriers to, and benefits of, meaningful participation of gender and sexual minorities in peace processes. It looks at how their participation can be supported, and what their experiences tell us about inclusion in peace processes more broadly.

Navigating inclusion in peace transitions

May 2018
Based on analysis of four contexts (Nepal, Nigeria, the Somali Region of Ethiopia (Ogaden) and Colombia) this report explores how inclusion is negotiated in peace processes and associated avenues for resolving conflict and effecting political change. While analysis of peacebuilding and peace processes often focuses on elite-led negotiations, this research examines how change is perceived by those living in conflict-affected contexts, and strategies used by different groups to influence political change.

Linda Traore

Linda joined Conciliation Resources in June 2015 as the Mano River Finance Officer. She has a background in the transport sector, working for five years at the Finance Department at SITARAIL a railway company in Cote d'Ivoire. Prior to joining CR, she worked at the Peabody Trust at the Business Reporting Department. Linda has previously completed a Master Degree in Finance and Accounting and is working towards her ACCA qualification. 

From cooperation to contention

Mar 2017
This publication examines the increasing incidence of violent conflict between pastoralists and farmers in Nigeria. It looks at how previous cooperative relationships have broken down in many communities resulting in unprecedented levels of killing and destruction. The report explores the challenges to developing conflict prevention mechanisms, including the layers of political unsettlement that exist at local, state and federal levels, and identifies potential entry points for local conflict resolution.

Plateau Peace Practitioners Network (PPPN)

The Plateau Peace Practitioners Network (PPPN) is a coalition of approximately 60 local and international NGOs working in Plateau State to prevent violence and find lasting solutions to the Plateau State crisis. Member organisations come from a diverse range of areas including peacebuilding, human rights, good governance and development.

VOICE Network

VOICE Network is a regional network of experienced peacebuilding CSOs drawn from the four Mano River Region countries. It was established in 2011 in the aftermath of a People’s Peacemaking Perspective conflict analysis workshop in Sierra Leone, facilitated by Conciliation Resources. The VOICE Network contributed to the development of the Mano River Union Security Strategy 2014-18 through a process of consultations. Its members continue to engage with national, regional and international policy actors on border security issues within the region.

New report sheds light on cross-border violence between Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

A new report by the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University and peacebuilding NGO Conciliation Resources takes a look at the source of mounting insecurity, its impact on people and on diplomatic relations between governments in the region, asking: what can be done at a regional level?