We are playing a leading role in finding solutions to the impact of UK counter-terrorism legislation and sanctions on the work of peacebuilders and humanitarian organisations.
For more than two decades, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been fighting for self-determination for Somalis in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia (also known as the Ogaden region.) In 2018, with support from Conciliation Resources, the ONLF signed a peace deal with the Government of Ethiopia.
The Somali Regional State of Ethiopia (SRS – also known as Ogaden region) has a long history of armed conflict - inter-state wars, clan clashes, insurgencies and counter-insurgencies. Since 1994, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been waging an armed insurgency against the Government of Ethiopia in the region. It’s a conflict that has threatened the stability, security and development prospects of Ethiopia, but is often overlooked – both regionally and internationally. But in the last two months, the SRS is hitting the headlines – and there seems to be some good news.
The Peace Research Partnership (PRP) aims to enhance programming and policy on conflict and security issues by the UK government and other policy makers. It is a consortium of the UK’s three leading peacebuilding NGOs: Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld. In 2017, PRP received funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to generate evidence and recommendations for policy makers and practitioners on how to support peaceful and inclusive change in conflict-affected areas.
Talking with armed groups is often an essential part of ending violent conflict. We engage with armed groups to build peace and provide guidance for doing so to others.