Conciliation Resources is to stage a series of workshops in Sierra Leone which will be attended by people from Liberia, Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire. They will participate in country and regional analysis sessions on what is driving conflict in West Africa, as well as receive training in EU advocacy work.
Conciliation Resources has launched two new workshop reports on the impact of counter-terrorism legislation on mediation. UK law prohibits meetings with blacklisted armed groups unless the meeting is considered "genuinely benign”. The reports summarise recent discussions on UK legislation and the findings from a workshop on EU legislation.
The latest edition of Conciliation Resources’ Accord publication launched in Washington DC and New York City on 8 and 9 February respectively. The Accord, which focuses on cross-border peacebuilding, was also launched in Freetown, Sierra Leone with the British High Commission on 23 February and in Monrovia, Liberia on the 28 February.
Conciliation Resources’ partners Ayesha Saeed and Zafar Choudhary recently spoke in a BBC World programme about the trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir which was opened in 2008.
Conciliation Resources’ partner, Archbishop Odama of Gulu, spoke recently on a BBC News interview about the challenges of working to find a peaceful solution to the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict now it has spread to neighbouring countries. As part of his visit to London for the launch of Accord 22 on cross-border pacebuilding, he also also met the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Conciliation Resources this week launched its latest Accord publication, number 22 in the series – Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders. Highlighting 20 different case studies, this publication looks at how peacebuilding strategies can think outside of the state.
The Swiss Embassy in London co-hosted a dinner with Conciliation Resources (CR), as a pre-launch for the latest Accord - Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders. Around 20 London-based ambassadors and senior diplomats attended the dinner.
A series of joint Georgian-Abkhaz documentary films produced by Conciliation Resources together with our partner Studio Re
The series includes:
Vakho and Teo, two Georgian university graduates from Tbilisi set out to to try to understand for themselves what caused the war in Abkhazia, and why fifteen years of peace talks the sides are still no nearer to resolving their differences. Halfway through filming, fighting broke out again over South Ossetia so that war became a reality for a brief period for Vakho and Teo making their search for answers more personal and urgent.