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The Protected Public Interest Disclosure Bill, 2001

"The purpose of this Bill is to provide for the manner in which individuals may in the public interest disclose information that relates to unlawful, corrupt or other illegal conduct or practices of others in the society and to ensure that the perso…

The Role of Inclusive Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in Enhancing Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes

'Cyclical conflicts which continue to plague the Great Lakes region of Africa necessitate a reflection on the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. While many reasons account for this, without knowledge of triggers of relapse into conflict,…

Post-reviews: A Fractured Way Forward for a Global Peace and Security Agenda

"In 2015, the United Nations (UN) took stock of three key global peace and security review processes, all of which contain various observations and recommendations to better prepare, inform, and potentially reform, the organisation. This Policy and…

Participation of Stakeholders in Development: Issues and CPED's Experience in Nigeria

The first article in this document is titled: Sixty five years of planning in Nigeria without stakeholder participation. This article gives some insight into the path of Nigeria's development planning during the time of colonial rule under Britain …

Building Civil Society Capacity for Advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Nigeria: Lessons and Policy Issues

The project's overall purpose is to empower and strengthen the capacity of local civil society organisations and youth organisations to play key roles in policy dialogues on sexual and reproductive health and rights; and to enhance their participat…

Towards People Centered Security Sectors in Africa : A Tale Of Missed Opportunities?

The largest part of the international security agenda is determined in the loosely defined “Global North” and implemented in the “Global South.” This trend needs to be inverted with more voices from the “South” included in debates that shape interna…

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of the Civil Society

With the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the commitment of Africa to implement Agenda 2063, which is the continent’s development blueprint, domestic resource mobilization becomes a crucial issue. Given the backgroun…

Civil Society's Role in Shaping Zimbabwe's Diamond Governance

"Zimbabwe confirmed that alluvial diamonds had been discovered in the Marange area in Mutare District in 2006. However, as in many other African countries, the promise diamond mining holds for economic growth has been eroded by a lack of transparen…

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 har…

Africa: Major Development Challenges and their Capacity Building Dimensions

The paper examines eleven major development challenges, which face the African continent in its bid to achieve sustained growth and development in the 21st Century. Addressing these challenges is vital for achieving the United Nations Millennium Dev…

A Study of Corporate Governance and Management Practices in ACBF-Supported Institutions

The main purpose of this study was to establish the corporate governance practices within the ACBF-supported institutions and make recommendations that will ensure the adoption of the highest standards of corporate governance for efficiency and sust…

The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in South Sudan

The theme of the seminar discussed in this paper was: “The Peace building Role of Civil Society in South Sudan”. This seminar was held in order to reflect critically on the record of, and prospects for, civil society in peacemaking and peace buildi…

South Africa, the ICC and the UN Human Rights Council

This paper discussed two public dialogues whereby seven recommendations emerged from the talks. The first recommendation advises that civil society must maintain sustained pressure on South Africa not to withdraw from the ICC. The second was about…

Du Mouvement Associatif Marocain: le Récit et le Sens/ The Moroccan Associative Movement : The Story and the Meaning

The aim of this study is to try to explore the trajectories of the Moroccan associative movement. These can reveal the main characteristics. This history cannot be grasped exhaustively, despite the existence of important literature - historically, a…

The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in South Sudan

The nature and role of civil society in South Sudan has been largely shaped by a Western narrative that equates civil society with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), while tending to ignore existing institutions such as local chiefs and traditio…

Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa's Transformation: The role of Private Sector

The call to industrialize and modernize Africa has become popular in recent years, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Common African Position on Agenda 2030 identify science, technology and innovation (STI)1 as key enablers. Many African co…

Building Peace in South Sudan: Progress, Problems and Prospects

In December 2016, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted about 30 policymakers, academics, and civil society actors to reflect critically upon the challenges of, and prospects for, peacebuilding in South Sudan; and…

Region-Building and Peace-building in Southern Africa

This policy advisory group seminar was held in Botswana from 19 to 20 September 2015 and convened about 30 mostly African policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors. Senior officials attended from the Southern African Development Community (S…

The International Criminal Court and Africa: Transcending Cleavages to Achieve Common Goals

In January 2017, at its Annual Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the AU decided by consensus on a strategy for mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the continent is developing plans for its own transnational crim…

Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa: Civil Society, Governments, and Traditional Leaders

The meeting documented in this report provided a platform for participants from Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to share experiences and insights on sustained intervention initiatives implemented by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Tow…

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