West Africa

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

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. The publication is part of the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) which explores how international and national interventions can more effectively support inclusive political settlements in fragile and conflict-affected states.

From Ebola survivor to community peacebuilder

At the height of the Ebola crisis, it was estimated that 75 per cent of people contracting the disease were women. As the primary care givers to the sick, as nurses and as traders, women were more exposed to the virus and as such were often ostracised by their communities.

Capacities for peace: lessons from the Ivorian-Liberian border region

Feb 2016
Capacities-for-peace-Lessons-from-the-Ivorian-Liberian-border-region
Between September 2013 and February 2016, Conciliation Resources and Saferworld implemented the ‘Capacities for Peace’ project in 32 conflict-affected contexts around the world. The project involved working with local actors to enhance the effectiveness of local analysis, early warning and early action.

8 lessons for improving effectiveness of community platforms

For decades the border regions of the Mano River region countries have been prone to instability and insecurity. Conciliation Resources and our national NGO partners have been working for the past eight years to help alleviate these tensions at a local level.

Dialogue for Peace

Nov 2016
Dialogue for peace
Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.

Nothing is possible without unity: women's voices post-Ebola

The Ebola epidemic that struck West Africa three years ago impacted every section of society, but it was often women who were most affected by the tensions and conflict that the epidemic caused.

Dialogue for Peace

Nov 2016
Dialogue for peace
Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.

Film: Dialogue for peace

This is the story of Bossou, a village in Forest Guinea at the very epicentre of the deadly Ebola outbreak.

A look back - The Accord series on addressing the legacies of violence

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Previous issues of the Accord series have documented reconciliation in peace processes. 'A look back' provides summaries of articles highlighting some of the synergies and tensions between official and unofficial efforts to address legacies of violence. Full articles are available on the Conciliation Resources website: www.c-r.org/accord