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Kenya Exploring Peaceful Coexistence in Nairobi's Urban Settlements, Eastleigh, Majengo, Mlango Kubwa

The aim of this research project was to increase CCMRE’s and LPI’s understanding of the complex web of mechanisms affecting (strengthening or weakening) communal coexistence and social cohesion in two sub-administration units of Kamukunji Sub-Cou...

Six Years of Sustained Dialogue at Ethiopian Universities

"Conflicts in Ethiopia are fomented by structural as well as historical factors; both of which are driven by cultural dimensions. With internal dimensions and external triggers, ethnic and religious identity serves as a key mobilizing ground for c...

Sudan North in the Shadow of the South

This report summarises the four seminars in the series entitled “Sudan: North in the shadow of the South”. The first seminar in our series put the focus on environmental factors and the conflicts in Sudan. Pastoral migration, access to water and h...

Policy Advocacy in Peacebuilding

LPI decided to explore the theoretical and practical nexus between advocacy and peacebuilding and how advocacy could be used to address immediate as well as structural peacebuilding challenges. The purpose of the toolkit is to introduce peacebuil...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 28 No. 6 November-December 2016

"The opening article by Semiha Abdulmelik, who also served as guest editor, provides not only an exhaustive overview of the institutional and normative framework underpinning the WPS agenda at the global and African levels, but also identifies ent...

Horn of Africa Bulletin November-December 2014

The first article in this issue " Peacebuilding through federalism: a road half-travelled in Ethiopia" attempts to discuss the synergy between Ethiopian federalism and its' peacebuilding projects by reflecting on the 20 years of political praxis....

Alternatives for Conflict Transformation in Somalia A Snapshot and Analysis of Key Political Actors' Views and Strategies

This project to explore Alternatives for Conflict Transformation in Somalia (ACTS) was conceived to address the distorting effect of the counterterrorism discourse. A key finding of the research for ACTS is that Somalia – particularly south-centra...

Strengthening Youth Resilience to Violence Through Sustained Dialogue: A Case Study: "Tubonge Mtaani" in Kamukunje and Mathare Sub-Counties

The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) implemented a Sustained Dialogue (SD) project in 2016 in Kamukunji and Mathare sub-counties of Nairobi. 170 youth were brought together in dialogue groups across identity lines over a period of seven months, with...

"Being and Becoming a Peacebuilder": Insights from 20,000 Hours of Youth-Led Dialogues in the Horn of Africa

“Being and Becoming a Peacebuilder” puts forward key insights and resultant recommendations inspired from an analysis of a conflict transformation methodology, called Sustained Dialogue. The Life & Peace Institute has been implementing Sustained D...

Queens Without Crowns: Somaliland Women's Changing Roles and Peace Building

The roles of women in Somaliland seem to be changing. The eruption of the civil war in Somalia in 1988 marked a new beginning in the history of the Somali People. The war set into motion quite a number of processes, which have had a far-reaching e...

Somalia: Creating Space for Fresh Approaches to Peacebuilding

This publication is a result of a collaboration between the Life & Peace Institute and the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. What emerges from the articles is that policy options discussed by decision m...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 24 No 6 November-December 2012

“The search for peace in the Horn: An optimistic note” acknowledges that the Horn of Africa has had and still continues to have intractable problems. Thus this article takes an optimistic view that recognizes the region’s inherent challenges but a...

Increasing Women's Participation and Inclusion in Jubbaland Peace Processes: Women, Conflict and Peace: Learning from Kismayo

Globally, and in the Somali context, peace processes and political settlements remain elite bargaining scenarios involving mainly male actors in a conflict. Conducted with women and men in Kismayo, this research underlines how the inclusion of Som...

Increasing Women's Participation and Inclusion in Jubbaland Peace Processes: Life Stories: Women, Conflict and Peace: Learning from Kismayo

In October 2016, the Life & Peace Institute (LPI), Peace Direct and the Somali Women Solidarity Organization (SWSO) began a qualitative study to understand better how women in Kismayo had been affected by the many armed conflicts that had taken pl...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 28 No.2 March-April 2016

"The articles submitted for this issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin interrogate and explore many of the contradictions alluded to earlier in the fusion of peace-building, humanitarianism and developmental interventions. The article by Jens Peder...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 25 No.1 January-February 2013

‘The situation in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region continues to be deplorable basically because of the absence of environmental security-related infrastructure and/or the required level of awareness. Countries in the sub-region are vulnerabl...

Pour que les Bashali Fument le Calumet de la Paix Rapport de Recherche Action Participative sur les Conflits Inter-Paysans en Chefferie des Bashali (Masisi RDC) / In the Interest of Peace for the Bashali - Participatory Research Report on Inter Peasant Co

This report provides an in-depth analysis of land conflict in the Chieftaincy of the Bashali. The second part of the report, following the description of the methodology of the Participatory Action Research (PAR), describes the contextual factors...

La Houe, la Vache et le Fusil Conflits liés à la Transhumance en Territoires de Fizi et Uvira (Sud-Kivu, RDC) : État des Lieux et Leçons Tirées de l’expérience de LPI / The Cultivator, the Cow and the Gun - Conflicts which all links to the Seasonal Move t

Once a year the Congolese province of South Kivu, in the Great Lakes region, becomes a place of transhumance. Pastoralists migrate with thousands of heads of livestock down from the high plateaus to find pasture in the lowlands. This book attempt...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 26 No.1 January-February 2014

The imperfect reconciliation process in Kenya is discussed in the article ' Kenya's imperfect reconciliation'. Only the period 1963 to 2008 was covered in this process leaving the colonial period and the Mau-Mau uprising out of the process. The ar...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 25 No.3 May-June 2013

In ‘Kenya: A new test case for the ICC’ Kenyan stability requires human rights, the rule of law and a narrowing of the gap between the rich and the poor. This cannot simply be imposed through the strike of the gavel in an ICC court. In ‘Crafting f...

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