Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

Truthloader extended interview: "The press 'is confused' on the Central African Republic"

Caesar Poblicks, East and Central Africa Projects Manager, talks to ITN's Truthloader about the oversimplification of media coverage of the Central African Republic crisis.

Al-Jazeera English interview: Catherine Samba-Panza sworn in as CAR Interim President

Caesar Poblicks, East and Central Africa Programme Projects Manager, talks to Al-Jazeera English about the nature of the crisis in Central African Republic and the need to support community-based reconciliation and dialogue, as Catherine Samba-Panza is sworn in as interim president.

“We are one people” – Muslims and Christians in Bangui at peace amidst war

A grassroots community initiative in the Central African Republic is rejecting violence and bringing Christians and Muslims together in favour of peace. Nyeko Caesar Poblicks, recently returned from the capital Bangui, explains more.

Can the London conference on Somalia get it right?

Can the London conference on Somalia succeed this time where others have failed? After a year in which large swathes of Somalia have been hit by famine and continued war, and international militarisation has markedly increased, the UK government’s initiative to host an international conference on Somalia on 23 February is welcome. But lessons must be learnt from past mistakes. Ahead of the conference, Mark Bradbury makes the case that support should be given to local Somali-led solutions that promote legitimacy and participation.

Fighting sexual and gender-based violence

Jun 2019
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This policy brief discusses the need to pay more attention to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Republic of South Sudan and outlines challenges that need to be addressed within communities, and at national government and international levels. It outlines a need for policies that, through national and local processes, can help open up dialogue between policymakers and citizens to ensure SGBV is an issue of priority at the national level.

Annual Report 2018

Jun 2019
Conflict is difficult, complex and political. There are no easy solutions for resolving conflict peacefully. So, the world urgently needs to find different ways to respond. Our Annual Report 2018 demonstrates how we are making peace possible.

Building trust between civilians and the military

Through outreach towards communities and FARDC commanders, civil-military committees have created space for dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

What is next for the Central African Republic?

Last month a peace agreement was signed between the Government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups, following talks in Sudan. Our East and Central Africa Programme Manager, Caesar Poblicks joined an expert panel on Channel Africa to discuss what needs to happen now in the Central African Republic.

Inclusion amid fragmentation: the Mai-Mai in the DRC

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Feb 2019
 
Judith Verweijen looks at Mai-Mai armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and how their limited inclusion in the country’s peace processes has contributed to their fragmentation and ultimate proliferation.