Peacebuilding

  • International Alert: Conflict Ideas Forum 4, September 2013

    For its 4th Conflict Ideas Forum in June 2013, International Alert convened an informal meeting of representatives of civil society, academia and aid agencies in London. The purpose was to discuss the realities and myths associated with the international military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and its potential consequences on local conflicts within the wider region,with a view to identifying possible peacebuilding interventions.  BAAG Director Jawed Nader participated in these discussions.

    PDF icon Int Alert ConflictIdeasForum4_Summary_ Jun2013.pdf
  • High Peace Council: Joint Declaration with Civil Society Organisations, September 2013

    Over the course of 2013, a number of Afghan Civil Society Organisations have been in discussion with the High Peace Council, sharing ideas and opinions on the role of civil society in the peace talks and Afghanistan's peaceful future.  In September they agreed a framework of cooperation and coordination which they believe will support a peace process that is inclusive, guarantees the rights of all Afghans and protects national interests.  The framework and joint declaration can be read here.  These documents are also available in the Reports in Dari section. 

    PDF icon Civil Society and High Peace Council Joint Declaration - English.pdf, PDF icon Civil Society and High Peace Council Cooperation Framework - English.pdf
  • Danish Institute for International Studies: Taliban Talks, March 2013

    Taliban Talks: Past, present and prospects for the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan takes stock of the efforts to achieve some level of reconciliation with the Taliban after more than 11 years of war. It deals with the recent history of initiatives to engage with the Taliban, outlines the challenges to these initiatives and derives some recommendations for how to move forward with the peace processes. 

    PDF icon DIIS Taliban Talks Jun2013.pdf
  • BAAG: Peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Perspectives on Civil Society's Role, September 2012

    A report of workshop proceedings which took place in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland, from 23-27 February 2012. It was organised by the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group in association with Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. It was attended by 17 Afghan peacebuilders and civil society activists from across Afghanistan, as well as peace practitioners, politicians and civil society representatives from other conflict areas. The aim was to discuss peacebuilding and facilitate an exchange of ideas about civil society’s role in peace processes. The workshop sessions explored a range of perspectives on the peace processes in Northern Ireland and the Balkans.

    PDF icon BAAG-2012-peace-building-rep final.pdf
  • RUSI: Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation, September 2012

    This paper, from the Royal United Services Institute in London, is based on interviews with four senior Taliban interlocutors about the Taliban's approach to reconciliation.  It focuses on their views on three main issues: international terrorism and the Taliban's links with al-Qaeda and other armed non-state actors, the potential for a ceasefire and parameters for conflict resolution and the continuing presence of US military bases in Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation Sept. 2012.pdf
  • ActionAid/Womankind/IDS: From the Ground Up, September 2012

    This report examines the role of women in local peacebuilding initiatives.  Based on research in Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sierra Leone, it demonstrates how men and women define peace differently and identifies a series of barriers to women's participation in peacebuilding.  It  sets out a  series of recommendations to designed remove those barriers and ensure women's participation.

    PDF icon From the Ground Up Sept. 2012.pdf
  • World Bank: Winning Hearts and Minds through Development, July 2012

    This policy research working paper, based on a field experiment in Afghanistan, examines the effectiveness of development programmes in countering insurgency.  Its findings suggest that such programmes have a generally positive impact in relatively secure areas, but have little effect in areas which already have high levels of violence.

    PDF icon World Bank Winning Hearts and Minds through Development July 2012.pdf
  • Central Asia and Afghanistan: Insulation on the Silk Road, Between Eurasia and the Heart of Asia, March 2012

    The Peace and Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) examines how Afghanistan fits into the dynamics of regional security. This is the third paper in the PRIO Project ‘Afghanistan in a Neighbourhood Perspective’.

    PDF icon Central Asia and Afghanistan Insulation on the Silk Road March 2012.pdf
  • PTRO: Unheard Voices - Afghan Views on the Challenges of the Peace Process, March 2012

    Whilst finding widespread support for the national peace process, PTRO’s survey of 4,763 respondents across 16 provinces finds confusion over the details of the current Afghan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP), a process that has seen “limited gains and a general lack of credibility among the Afghan population”.

    PDF icon Unheard Voices - Afghan Views on the Challenges of the Peace Process March 2012.pdf
  • CPAU: Strategic Conflict Analysis of Afghanistan

    This Cooperation for Peace and Unity report examines how Swedish development cooperation in Afghanistan affects, and is affected by, conflict in the country.  Combining over 300 interviews and a large number of conflict analysis sessions with stakeholders and experts, the report aims to provide a better understanding of the conflict dynamics in Afghanistan.  It also provides a more specific analysis of northern Afghanistan in order to aid future peacebuilding, state- building, and conflict-prevention efforts.

    PDF icon CPAU Strategic Conflict Analysis of Afghanistan Jan. 2012.pdf
  • Afghan People’s Dialogue on Peace: Laying the Foundations for an Inclusive Peace Process, December 2011

    This report, prepared by a group of Afghan civil society organisations and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, notes the views expressed by hundreds of Afghans from a wide range of professions, backgrounds, ethnicities and regions from all over the country on issues of peace, security, justice, economic development, and reconciliation.  

    PDF icon Afghan Peoples Dialogue on Peace.pdf
  • AREU: Painful Steps: Justice, Forgiveness and Compromise in Afghanistan’s Peace Process, November 2011

    AREU report aimed at the Bonn Conference on Afghans’ hopes and fears for the peace process.

    PDF icon AREU Painful Steps Nov. 2011.pdf
  • Action Aid: A Just Peace? The legacy of war for the women of Afghanistan, September 2011

    Action Aid polled 1,000 Afghan women on how their lives have changed over the last 10 years.

    PDF icon A Just Peace Sept. 2011.pdf

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