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


Peacebuilding manual coverPeacebuilding Training Manual for African Women in Decision-Making
CCR designed this training tool specifically for African women in decision-making positions at local, national and regional levels. This tool is structured to raise the awareness and knowledge of these women about issues related to peace and security, provide practical skills and techniques to analyse conflict and peace through a gendered lens, and to provide strategies for including women in peacebuilding processes.



Please note that the full version of CCR training manuals is only available for those who have completed training.

 

Governance and Security Challenges in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa
(Seminar Report No. 43)

This CCR report considers the key governance and security challenges facing Southern Africa, with a focus on the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region's progress towards democracy, and its peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding efforts — particularly in Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Madagascar.
File type: PDF (1.59MB)
Posted to the Web: 2 October 2013

Governance and Security Challenges in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 18)

This CCR policy brief considers the key governance and security challenges facing Southern Africa, with a focus on the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region's progress towards democracy, and its peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding efforts — particularly in Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Madagascar.
File type:PDF (274KB)
Posted to the Web: 27 August 2013

 

Africa, South Africa, and the United Nations Security Architecture
(Policy Brief No. 17)

In December 2012, South Africa completed its second two-year term (2011-2012) as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, after its earlier tenure in 2007-2008. This CCR policy brief is based on a Cape Town seminar which convened about 30 leading practitioners, civil society actors, and scholars, from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States (US), to assess South Africa's current and past performance on the Security Council. The meeting took place at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 12-13 December 2012.
File type:PDF (356KB)
Posted to the Web: 20 June 2013

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