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Processing peace in Afghanistan

Jun 2017
The Salang Pass, a key mountain pass connecting northern Afghanistan with Kabul and the country's southern provinces.
This Accord spotlight summarises discussions from a workshop to explore priorities for peace in Afghanistan. It looks at six key themes; peacemaking in perspective, terminology, inclusion, understanding divisions, re-centring the regional stage and processing peace.

Nine priorities for peace in Afghanistan

After 25 years of civil war in Afghanistan, today progress towards a peace process is increasingly seen as central to securing a just and stable future. But to date, there has been little analysis of what a process might actually look like.

Annual Report 2016

Jun 2017
Annual Report 2016 cover
Read this annual review of our work in 2016. Highlights include: reconciling community tensions in Ebola-affected areas of West Africa, working with youth to build peace in Kashmir and the release of our Accord publication on 'transforming broken relationships'.

Accord - Two steps forward, one step back

Apr 2017
Nepal Accord

Ten years on from the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Nepal that ended a decade-long civil war, Conciliation Resources’ new Accord publication examines the country’s peace process. Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process focuses on the progress of inclusion and the function of power in Nepal’s peace process, and how peace and political negotiations in various forms have tried to support transition from a negative to a positive peace.

Disaster: the common enemy

A team of four filmmakers from both sides of the LoC in Kashmir have produced a new film to raise awareness of the importance of working across the divide to improve disaster management.

Civil society's role in Nepal peace

Civil society played a pivotal role in the 2006 People’s Movement in Nepal, which eventually led to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the end of a decade-long civil war.

Commonwealth fellowships support peacebuilding in Kashmir

In 2017, the theme of The Commonwealth is 'a peacebuilding Commonwealth'. Conciliation Resources supports peacebuilding across the Commonwealth by hosting Commonwealth Fellows - mid-career professionals from other Commonwealth countries.

Empowering women across divided Kashmir

Conciliation Resources’ partners, Atia Anwar and Ezabir Ali are working independently on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir with women affected by the on-going conflict.

Journalists’ forum bridges Kashmir communications gap

Since July 2016 there has been an intense crisis in the Kashmir Valley in India-administered Kashmir, following the killing of militant Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen commander. A forum involving journalists from both sides of Kashmir is working to ensure that reporting from either side is not exacerbating the situation.

Vision 2020

Dec 2016
Vision 2020 seeks to reflect the socio-economic, educational and political vision of young people in Jammu and Kashmir across both sides of the Line of Control. It suggest ways in which young people can seek to address some of the problems of the region and engage in building and reshaping their communities.

Trading Confidence

Nov 2016
Trading Confidence
Cross-LoC trade has played a key role in maintaining space for collaboration and positive transformation between the two conflict-ridden parts of Jammu and Kashmir and between India and Pakistan. However, due to the numerous challenges it faces today, the initial euphoria associated with the trade has declined to some extent and its economic viability - and subsequently its sustenance - has been called into question.

Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal

Oct 2016
Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal
This new Accord spotlight report tracks some of the ways in which inclusion has progressed through post-war transition in Nepal: how power is administered, what 
inclusion means and how it has been applied politically,
 and how change has happened – through formal and informal channels, as well as the continuing role of violence.

Bridging divides

Apr 2016

This briefing paper, produced by the Kashmir Initiative Group, presents practical ideas to improve disaster preparedness and response in Kashmir.

Capacities for peace: South Asia

Mar 2016
Thumbnail_ Capacities for Peace: South Asia

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In South Asia, in the wake of a devastating earthquake which hit Kashmir in 2005 and floods which beset the region in 2014, the project activities supported a process of joint reflection and analysis of the ways that communities and governments can better prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

Feb 2016
Final publication from the Capacities for Peace Project. Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

This report captures the main experiences and findings of the Capacities for Peace project. Implemented by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, the project worked with local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in 32 conflict-affected countries.