The views of local people living on either side of the River Nistru are reflected in a new report and briefing paper on the Transnistria conflict, produced by Saferworld as part of the People's Peacebuilding Perspectives (PPP) project. The findings were generated from consultations which, for the first time, brought together separate representative groups on either side of the divide.
Conciliation Resources recently organised workshops in Senegal and Nigeria, which brought together civil society organisations, academics and state officials to examine key issues around several local conflicts. Focusing on the Casamance conflict in Senegal and the Jos and Niger Delta conflicts in Nigeria, the workshops were an opportunity for participants to focus on underlying causes and possible solutions. A number of suggestions emerged from the sessions, which will be used to form the basis of recommendations to EU policymakers.