The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in South Sudan
(Policy Brief No. 33)

cover polbrief vol33This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Tshwane (Pretoria) from 11 to 12 December 2015. The meeting brought together about 30 key — mainly South Sudanese — civil society activists and scholars, as well as senior officials from South Africa and major external organisations, including the African Union and the United Nations to reflect critically on the record of, and prospects for, civil society in peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan.

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Posted to the Web: 29 November 2016

Region-Building and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 28)

cover polbrief vol28This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Gaborone, Botswana, from 19 to 20 September 2015, hosted by CCR and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) office in Gaborone. The Botswana seminar assessed key issues on region-building and peacebuilding in Southern Africa, while analysing South Africa's leadership role in the sub-region. The seminar was convened with about 30 mostly African policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors. Senior officials participated from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), and from the SADC region and donor governments.

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Posted to the Web: 11 February 2016

Security and Governance in the Great Lakes Region
(Policy Brief No. 25)

cover polbrief vol25In May 2015, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, brought together 30 mostly African policymakers, academics, and civil society actors to assess the major obstacles to peace, security, and governance in the Great Lakes region and to craft effective and credible policies and strategies to overcome these obstacles. The meeting focused, in particular, on the challenges faced by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); the problems of, and prospects for, stability in Burundi; the roles of Rwanda and Uganda in the region; the influence of regional actors such as South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the African Union (AU); and the role of external actors such as the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU). 

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Posted to the Web: 21 July 2015

Sécurité et Gouvernance dans la Région des Grands Lacs
(Rapport Numéro 25)

cover polbrief vol25Le Centre pour la résolution des conflits (CCR), le Cap, Afrique du Sud, a organisé un séminaire du groupe consultatif en matière de politique, au Cap Occidental, du 9 au 10 Mai 2015. La région des Grands Lacs, — qui consiste principalement du Burundi, de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), du Rwanda, et de l'Ouganda — est non seulement au centre de l'Afrique d'un point de vue géographique, mais également en termes de sécurité et de gouvernance continentales. Le séminaire a rassemblé une trentaine de décideurs, de chercheurs, et d'acteurs de la société civile en majorité africains, pour aborder les principaux obstacles à la paix, la sécurité et la bonne gouvernance dans la région des Grands Lacs. Les participants ont focalisé leur attention sur les crises politiques en cours au Burundi et en RDC, en cherchant également à élaborer des stratégies efficaces et crédibles pour surmonter les obstacles identifiés. 

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Posted to the Web: 9 Mars 2016

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