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9th January 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Mango Finance Training Courses:
Getting the financial management message across: training for finance trainers
(15-17 January 2013)
Working with southern partners: practical financial management for programme managers
(5-7 February 2013)
b. Centre For Conflict Management Courses:
Introductory workshop in conflict management and peacebuilding
(16-18 January 2013);
Non-violent communication (NVC) with Marshall B. Rosenberg
(26 February - 1 March 2013);
Community mediation
(5-7 March 2015);
Training for trainers - T4T
(9-10 March 2013);
Community responses to corruption
(18-22 March 2013)
c. Art and Conflict (18-20 January 2013)
d. Humanitarian Aid: Principles and Practice (30 January-1 February 2013)
e. Africans Without Borders: Development from a Distance? (4 February-25 March 2013)
f. Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute (1-19 July 2013)
g. International Summer School in Forced Migration (8-26 July 2013)
h. Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution Symposia:
i) Latin American student symposium on negotiation and conflict resolution
(15 June - 13 July 2013)
ii) International student symposium on negotiation and conflict resolution
(20 July-17 August 2013)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Flashpoint Management: Capacities For Crisis Response In ‘Interface’ (22 January 2013)
b. Building Peace In The New World Disorder: Practical Ways Forward (24 January 2013)
c. Theatre Of War, Theatre Of Peace (31 January - 1 February 2013)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Healing Through Remembering, Northern Ireland - Invitation for Submissions
c. European Commission Co-Financing for Development Education
d. Research Project: UK Based African Exile Movements and Social Change
e. New Details for European Centre for Conflict Prevention
 
4. New Resources
Publications:
a. Madness in the Multitude: Human Security and World Disorder
b. Turkey at the Crossroads: Ottoman Legacies and a Greater Middle East
c. Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
d. Out of the Nuclear Shadow
e. Eye To Eye: Women Practising Development Across Cultures
f. Evaluating Humanitarian Action: Reflections from Practitioners
g. Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict
h. Unlocking Horns: Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Burundi
i. Forced Labour in the 21st Century
j. Beyond the Taliban? The Afghan Conflict and United Nations Peacemaking
k. The Taliban - War and Religion in Afghanistan
l. The Politicisation of Humanitarian Action and Staff Security: The Use of Private Security Companies by Humanitarian Agencies
m. War or Health? A Reader
n. Lessons from the Past, Agendas for the Future
o. Crises and Decent Work: A Collection of Essays
p. Economic Development, Democracy and Ethnic Conflict in the Fiji Islands
q. Building a Better Future: Older People in Serbia
 
  Online:
a. Myanmar: The Role of Civil Society
b. Myanmar: The Military Regime’s View of the World.
c. Gender Equity and Equality for Bosnia and Herzegovina
d. Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Risk Assessment
e. Determinants of Rural Poverty in Post-War Mozambique: Evidence from a Household Survey and Implications for Government and Donor Policy
f. Conflict Resolution - How Useful Is It?
g. Kosovo and the Changing Face of Humanitarian Action
h. Tajikistan: An Uncertain Peace
i. Women’s Experiences of the Biafran War
j. What I’ve Learned About US Foreign Policy
k. Terrorism, Militarism and the Events Surrounding the Attacks on September 11: A Gender Perspective
l. Peace Through Decent Work: ILO Strategy for the Crisis in Afghanistan and its Neighbours
m. Insights #39: Politics vs Aid?
 
5. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC):

Racial Harassment Monitoring Officer
Fundraising Adviser
Volunteers
Researcher: “Exiles and Social Change in Africa” Project
b. Peacerights: Student Internship

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS ISSUE DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF QED.

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

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a. MANGO FINANCE TRAINING COURSES: GETTING THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT MESSAGE ACROSS: TRAINING FOR FINANCE TRAINERS
15-17 January 2013
London, UK

Aim: To build the confidence and facilitation skills of finance trainers to deliver relevant and effective financial management training to programme staff.
Course fees: £285.00 (non residential).

PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR NGOS: GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT
28 January to 1 February 2013
Nairobi, Kenya Aim: To build the confidence and financial management skills of managers and finance officers of small to medium sized local NGOs.
Course fee: £325.00 (non residential).

WORKING WITH SOUTHERN PARTNERS: PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR PROGRAMME MANAGERS
5-7 February 2013
Nairobi, Kenya
Aim: To build the confidence of programme managers/officers and develop the financial skills necessary to support southern partner NGOs in providing cost effective, controlled and accountable project implementation.
Course fees: £200.00 (non residential).

To book a place or if you would like more information on any of the above courses, contact:
Terry Lewis, Training Manager, Mango (Management Accounting for Non Governmental Organisations)
97a St. Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BT, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 433342; Fax: +44 (0)1865 723051
Email: tlewis mango.org.uk
Website: www.mango.org.uk

b. CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COURSES

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PEACEBUILDING
16-18 January 2013
The workshop will provide an introduction into Conflict Management and different methods of managing conflict. After the workshop, the participants will have achieved knowledge and skills on conflict analysis, causes of conflict, and methods in conflict management useful for their work situations. Focus will be placed on interactive, participatory learning through role-plays, case-studies and simulations aimed at participants’ experience and reality.

Cost: Full price NOK 2500,- including all course materials, lunch and refreshments. Subsidised and reduced prices are available, contact CCM at address below.
Register as soon as possible by email to: ingvild ccm.no

NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION (NVC) WITH MARSHALL B. ROSENBERG
26 February - 1 March 2013
NVC is a method of communication that facilitates expression of interests and needs in a way that emphasises cooperation and processes of change, on a personal and societal level. Marshall B. Rosenberg is known worldwide for his introduction of ”giraffe-language”, a tool for Non-violent communication, used in work in hospitals, prisons, schools and rehabilitation centres.
Cost: Full price: NOK 1500,- per day, including course material, lunch and refreshments.
Register before 31 December by email to Elsa Britt Enger: elsa-britt.enger c2i.net

COMMUNITY MEDIATION
5-7 March 2015
The workshop will focus on negotiation facilitated by a third party both between individuals and groups. After the workshop the participants will have gained insight and knowledge of mediation and restoration of justice. Communication and cooperation is central in this, and the workshop will also focus on feedback, relationship between people in different layers of society, capacity building and motivation based on people’s needs and interests. Chris Spies works as a consultant associated with Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa, as a mediator in the new land distribution reform in the country. Cases from the reconciliation process in South Africa will be used to highlight some of the work in community mediaton.
Cost: Full price: NOK 3500,- including all course materials, lunch and refreshments. Subsidised and reduced prices are available, contact CCM at address below. Accommodation in single room with full pension available at NOK 950,-per night.
Register before 12th February by email to: ingvild ccm.no

TRAINING FOR TRAINERS - T4T
9-10 March 2013
The forum gives trainers a chance to meet and develop skills, relationships, cooperation and techniques in training methods for conflict management and peacebuilding. This T4T will be facilitated by Chris Spies, a training consultant from South Africa, associated with the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town who has extensive experience in mediation and conflict management training in South Africa and Europe.
Cost: Full price: NOK 2000,- including materials, lunch and refreshments. Subsidised and reduced prices are available, contact CCM at address below.
Registration before 18 February by email to: ingvild ccm.no

COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO CORRUPTION
18-22 March 2013
As part of a larger program on community responses to corruption, CCM in cooperation with PRIO, organise a 5-day workshop on commuity responses to corruption. The workshop will discuss corruption reforms, case-studies and initiatives for development of community responses to corruption. Participants will increase their knowledge of identifying and analysing the negative and destructive consequences of organised and integrated corruption. The workshop will be interactive, future-oriented and focused on creative problem-solving based on real examples from the participants’ own reality.
Cost: NOK6750 non-residential, NOK8950 residential
Registration by 11 February by email to: ccm ccm.no

For further information about the above courses, contact:
CCM, Pb. 2778 Solli, 0204 Oslo, Norway.
Tel: +22 12 99 20; Fax: 22 12 99 21
email: ccm ccm.no
website: www.ccm.no

c. ART AND CONFLICT
18-20 January 2013

Conflict is an emotive subject. This course is about finding new ways to look at it. There will be a variety of practical art exercises - individual, pairs and group - to gain insights into different aspects of conflict. There will also be an opportunity to look at slides of other workshops. All art materials provided. No artistic skill needed, just the willingness to have a go. Please wear old clothes.

Marian Liebmannis an art therapist and mediator, and brings these backgrounds together for her workshops on Art and Conflict which she has been running for eight years. She was director of Mediation UK for four years, and is the author/editor of several books on art therapy and on mediation, including the acclaimed collection ‘Arts Approaches to Conflict’.

Cost: £80 (including all meals, accommodation and tuition)
For more information, contact: Judith Raby at the Ammerdown Centre at email: centre ammerdown.freeserve.co.uk

d. HUMANITARIAN AID: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
30 January - 1 February 2013
Venue: Southwell House, Swiss Cottage, London

'Humanitarian Aid: Principles and Practice’, is a 3-day course that will help you understand better the complex and diverse environments in which humanitarian assistance takes place. Run by International Health Exchange, it covers the nature of emergencies, humanitarian law, actors in emergencies, and the Sphere project which seeks to establish Minimum Standards in Disaster Response. Useful for anyone involved, or planning to be involved, in humanitarian assistance.

For more details, contact Marion Birch, Training Manager, International Health Exchange: +44 (0)20 7620 3333; email: marion ihe.org.uk or see IHE’s website at: http://www.ihe.org.uk

e. AFRICANS WITHOUT BORDERS: DEVELOPMENT FROM A DISTANCE?
4 February - 25 March 2013
Russell Square, London

Following the successful pilot during 2015 of the AFFORD/Birkbeck College course, "Africans without borders: Development from a distance?" a longer, accredited course has now been organized to run each Monday evening (6pm to 8.30pm) between 4 February and 25 March 2013 in Russell Square, central London. It is hoped that this new course will be of interest both to previous and new participants. By the end of the series of workshops participants should have a greater awareness of their potential to improve the conditions under which they and their counterparts in Africa shape their own destiny; to have some ideas about next steps to take the issues forward (both internally within their respective organisations and externally in collaboration with others); and to have the makings of a network of similar, like-minded organisations to pursue issues further.

In addition to a rich mix of useful and relevant topics explored in highly interactive and participatory ways that draw on participants' own views and experience, there will be guest speakers from the donor community, DFID, African organisations, and other sectors. Workshops include:
Week one: Diaspora & development
Week two: Follow the money
Week three: Problems and potentials of organising in the UK
Week four: Advocacy for change: By who for who?
Week five: Sustaining small groups: What has and has not worked?
Week six: Media representations of Africa/development: Whose myths, whose realities?
Week seven: Department for International Development (DFID) - diaspora relations: what is the state of play?
Week eight: Breaking in and working it out: Employment and diversity in the UK international development sector

These eight workshops aim to bring together activists in African community groups, refugee networks and interested individuals to examine and debate the contribution of Africans abroad to development in Africa.

Fees for the eight-week course are £59 (£30 concessions, concessions are available for representatives of unfunded African community groups).

For further information or to enrol, please contact Marilynn Figueira, Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, 26 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5DQ; Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6653; Email: m.figueira cems.bbk.ac.uk.

f. PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER INSTITUTE
1-19 July 2013
School of International Service, American University, Washington DC, USA

A training program designed to give foreign aid workers, government officials, and conflict resolution practitioners practical skills to complement their daily work in war zone areas. Experienced trainers will guide participants through three week-long sessions which explore the relationship of religion, culture and gender in peacebuilding and development work. The Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute is one of the first academic programs specifically organised to bridge the two issues of peacebuilding and development.

Costs per course: Non-Credit Tuition: $700; Credit Tuition: $1,586 (2 credits)
For more information, contact Aimee Teplinsky, Program Coordinator via email: pcrinst american.edu or by telephone: +1 202 885 2014.

g. INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN FORCED MIGRATION
8-26 July 2013, Oxford, UK

The Refugee Studies Centre’s annual three-week residential summer school Summer School aims to provide those who work with refugees and other forced migrants with a better understanding of the forces and institutions that dominate their world and the world of those who have been uprooted. The programme is designed for upper and middle managers of intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and government organisations and researchers involved with assistance and policy-making for refugees and other forced migrants. Through lectures, group work, simulations, debates, individual study, and discussion, participants will examine contemporary responses to displacement at institutional and ground levels. The course is held at Wadham College, University of Oxford.

For further information, contact: Sally Lane, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 270722; Fax: +44 (0)1865 270721; Email: summer.school qeh.ox.ac.uk. Or see their website at: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsc/TextWeb/summerschool.html

h. INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION SYMPOSIA

The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR) is proud to announce their 2013 International Student Symposia on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. These programmes empower young people with practical skills in negotiation, mediation, and cross-cultural communication and promote values of cooperation and tolerance among them. IIMCR believes that young people can play an important role in building peace and promoting prosperity in their communities and countries, but only if they are properly equipped to do so.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ON NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
15 June - 13 July 2013, Monterrey, Mexico
In partnership with Tec de Monterrey and The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University

The first annual Latin American Symposium will combine conflict resolution skills training with a focus on Latin American affairs. Through simulations drawn from actual regional disputes, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of contemporary Latin American issues and develop a skill set to effectively address conflict at various levels of society.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ON NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
20 July - 17 August 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands
In partnership with Erasmus University and The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University

The Symposium in The Hague is IIMCR's flagship program, now entering its 7th year. Each summer, the Symposium complements negotiation and mediation skills training with an in-depth analysis of current issues in international affairs.

IIMCR is now accepting applications for both Symposia. Admissions criteria and application procedures can be found on the symposia webpages: www.iimcr.org/symposium/symposium.asp. The deadline for submitting complete applications is 1 March 2013. However, given the size of past applicant pools, IIMCR sugests submitting applications as soon as possible. For more information, or to apply, visit the IIMCR website at www.iimcr.org or contact: IIMCR, 1424 K Street, NW Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, USA. Tel: +1 202 347 2042; Fax: +1 202 347 2440; email: info iimcr.org.

2. Seminars and conferences

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a. FLASHPOINT MANAGEMENT: CAPACITIES FOR CRISIS RESPONSE IN ‘INTERFACE’
22 January 2013, 10am - 4pm
Holiday Inn, University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The conference will examine international approaches of flashpoint management, how communities deal with crises points as they arise in interface areas. The aim of the event is to facilitate a discussion that will allow for the development of new and unique local ideas.

The international practitioners will include:
Larraine Kaplan, former member Peace Monitoring Network (South Africa)
Sahr Gborie, Conciliation Resources (Sierra Leone)
Hon. Akin Akinteye, Parliamentarian and conflict management practitioner (Nigeria)

Drawing on practical examples of the management of flashpoint areas the speakers will consider their experiences of processes designed to manage interfaces. Addressing questions such as: What models have been implemented to manage flashpoints? What are the problems/challenges that have been encountered? Can such models contain or minimise violence?
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Participants are invited to attend the conference or set up additional meetings from 23-25 January. In order to respect the time of the international participants only those who attend the conference will have the opportunity to set up individual meetings.

To register for the conference alone or set up additional meetings please contact: Anna Visser, Email: anna incore.ulst.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)28 7137 5503; Fax: +44 (0)28 7137 5510.

b. BUILDING PEACE IN THE NEW WORLD DISORDER: PRACTICAL WAYS FORWARD
Thursday 24 January 2013, 6:30pm
The Commonwealth Club, 18 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BJ

In the light of the 11 September attacks, and their aftermath, CIIR wants to encourage dialogue among people from different faith/cultural backgrounds and professional perspectives. They believe current worldwide attention on international affairs provides an unprecedented opportunity to influence the global agenda, increase understanding of different communities around the world, and move forwards in the search for peace and justice. Together with the Royal Commonwealth Society, CIIR will bring together a diverse group of people to share their analysis and experience in the search for peace - including staff from CIIR’s offices around the world with enormous collective experience of working in societies affected by conflict. It is hoped that this forum will facilitate understanding, foster cooperation and identify practical ways forward. Speakers will provide an overview of current events, and insight from both theory and practice into ways to address conflict and build peace. This will be followed by an open discussion.

Chair: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Journalist
Speakers:
Professor James O’Connell, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford,
'The world context since 11 September, and options for building peace'
Dr Aadan Yousuf Abokor, CIIR Country Representative in Somaliland,
'Somaliland, the war on terrorism and lessons from grassroots peacebuilding'

Tickets: £7.50 (£5 to CIIR/RCS members) including refreshments
For information and reservations, contact Michelle Spearing, CIIR, Unit 3 Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, London, N1 7BJ, UK. Email: michelle ciir.org; Tel: +44 (0)20 7354 0883 or visit the CIIR website at: www.ciir.org

c. THEATRE OF WAR, THEATRE OF PEACE
31 January - 1 February 2015
Barbican Pit Theatre, London

Using experts from the political, NGO, psychotherapeutic and theatre worlds, this two-day seminar will provide an opportunity to explore the varied approaches and methods for conflict prevention and peace-building that have evolved since the Cold War and could be used effectively in Afghanistan. The format will be lively, participatory and productive and will center around a performance of ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’, a new play by David Edgar.

Cost: £100, including a ticket to the matinee performance of ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’.

For further information, contact Oxford Research Group, 51 Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 242 819; Fax: +44 (0)1865 794 652; email: org oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk or see their website at: www.oxfrg.demon.co.uk/1programmes-conflict-RSC.htm

3. Consultations and Notices

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a. HEALING THROUGH REMEMBERING, NORTHERN IRELAND - INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Healing Through Remembering Project, based in Northern Ireland, seeks to identify and document possible mechanisms and realisable options for healing through remembering for those people affected by the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. Building on a range of previous and current local, national and international initiatives, including discussions with experts. The project is currently undertaking a consultation process consisting of a range of in-depth discussions with organisations, communities, politicians and individuals on the issues of truth-telling and healing.

The purpose of the consultation is to produce a document outlining a range of options for dealing with the past and truth recovery in Northern Ireland, to be submitted to the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister and British and Irish governments.

The project invites submissions on the question:
How should people remember the events connected with the conflict in and about Northern Ireland and in so doing, individually and collectively contribute to the healing of the wounds of society?

Closing date for public submissions is Thursday 28th February 2013.
For more information on the project and submission details visit: www.healingthroughremembering.org, or contact the Healing through Remembering Project, Unit 4 River’s Edge, 15 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 8DN, Northern Ireland. Tel: +44 (0)28-9073-9601; Fax: +44 (0)28-9073-9602; Email: info healingthroughremembering.org

b. EUROPEAN COMMISSION CO-FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION
Deadline for applications: 18th March 2013

The 2013 call for proposals for co-financing of NGO development education and awareness raising activities has been issued. The call documents can be downloaded from the EuropeAid website at: europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/cgi/frame12.pl. Once on this web-page, tick the following boxes on the bar on the left hand-side:
  Status: OPEN
  Type: GRANTS
  Region: ALL
  Country: ALL
Then click on SUBMIT QUERY

c. RESEARCH PROJECT: UK BASED AFRICAN EXILE MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

The Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC) have launched a two-year Research project on "UK based African Exile Movements and Social Change". The project will research the role UK based African exile movements in the democratisation process in Africa. As part of this, they are seeking to contact UK based African exile movements - these include campaign for democracy groups, political and social movements, individuals and groups who campaigned for the return to democracy in the 1970s - 1990s.

The project will research and compile a directory of all such movements, research and produce a video of leading personalities and historical landmarks in the activities of these groups in the UK. Workshops, an international conference, a book, and video are being planned as part of the activities.

If you were involved as a group or individual, and would like to contribute to this project, or if you are an academic with an interest in exile movements, please contact the project Coordinator at CODAC. They will be commissioning writers later on in the year.

For more information about his project, and other CODAC initiatives, please send a short letter of introduction stating your group/interest in the project, what you can contribute to (materials, research, interviews, etc) to: The Project Coordinator, Exiles and Social Change Project, CODAC, Unit 5, Tottenham Green Enterprise Centre, Town hall Approach, London N17, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 8350 0684.

d. NEW DETAILS FOR EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION

The European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP) will move on the 15th of January 2013.
New street address: Korte Elisabethstraat 6, 3511 JG Utrecht, The Netherlands
Postal address: PO Box 14069, 3508 SC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel.: + 31 30 242 7777
Fax: + 31 30 236 9268
New website address: www.conflict-prevention.net

 

4.  New Resources

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Publications:

a. MADNESS IN THE MULTITUDE: HUMAN SECURITY AND WORLD DISORDER
Fen Osler Hampson, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University with Jean Daudelin, North-South Institute, John Hay, Independent Consultant, Holly Reid, Lawyer, and Todd Martin
Oxford University Press

‘Madness in the Multitude’ examines the different meanings and understanding of the concept of human security and how the concept of human security has evolved over the past two centuries. Through case studies of the International Criminal Court, the Anti-personnel Landmines Treaty, international efforts to control small arms, military intervention in Kosovo and elsewhere, and the work of international development agencies and lending institutions, this book asks whether there is a new human security "paradigm" of international politics and what the implications of this paradigm for international order are. The volume suggests that human security constitutes a new kind of global public good whose provision challenges our traditional conceptions about the purpose and function of international institutions, the role of civil society, and the nature of power in international politics. This book explores how our conceptions of human security have evolved in the latter half of the twentieth century, analysing the debate about how best to promote and advance human security.

Cost: £12.99
ISBN 0-19-541524-8
For further information, or to order, see: www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-541524-8

b. TURKEY AT THE CROSSROADS: OTTOMAN LEGACIES AND A GREATER MIDDLE EAST
Authors: Dietrich Jung, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, & Wolfgang Piccoli

This book argues that Turkey cannot meet its future challenges and opportunities while its Kemalist ruling elite and its politically influential military fail to come to terms with the continuities between the imperial Ottoman past and the Kemalist project of the 20th century. The authors examine Turkey's attempts at modernisation, the challenge to Kemalism posed by Islamism and Kurdish nationalism, and the difficulties and possibilities Turkey faces in its hinterland - its Arab and Persian neighbours, Central Asia, and Israel. In the post-Soviet world, Turkey is willing to become a much more active regional player. But how it plays out that role will be decided by the outcome of the profound ideological and political conflicts within the country. In particular, Turkey cannot take modernisation and democratisation further until it faces up to the authoritarian legacy passed on from Ottoman political culture.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 866 2 hbk GBP49.95/US$69.95
1 85649 867 0 pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Bookswebsite at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

c. ROGUE STATE: A GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S ONLY SUPERPOWER
Author: William Blum

“Suggesting to Americans that their country has a compelling lust for political, economic and military hegemony over the rest of the world, divorced from any moral considerations, is akin to telling them of one's UFO abduction - except that they're more likely to believe the abduction story. William Blum has compiled evidence that will make believers of such sceptics. In 'Rogue State', he shows that 'close encounters' between the United States and alien nations have demonstrably been of the cruellest kind.” (Zed Books) William Blum left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer because of his opposition to what the US was doing in Vietnam. He founded the Washington Free Press, the capital's first 'alternative' newspaper, and developed an alternative career as a freelance journalist in the US, Europe and South America. He is the author of ‘The CIA: A Forgotten History’ (Zed Books, 1988).

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 014 4 hbk GBP36.95
1 84277 015 2 pbk GBP9.99
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

d. OUT OF THE NUCLEAR SHADOW
Authors: Smitu Kothari and Zia Mian

In May 1998 one-sixth of humanity was thrust into the bomb's shadow by the nuclear explosions in India and Pakistan. This book gathers together the diverse voices, traditions, and approaches of the anti-nuclear movement in the two countries. It is an attempt to understand and challenge the causes and consequences of the nuclearisation of South Asia, and to challenge governments that see nuclear weapons as moments of glory in an otherwise dismal contemporary history. The collection includes an early expression of concern by Mahatma Gandhi and recent writings by renowned scholars Eqbal Ahmad, Amartya Sen, Rajni Kothari and Ashis Nandy. It also contains many of the historic public statements, protesting the May 1998 nuclear tests, by writers, journalists, scientists, and members of the armed forces which helped to crystallise public opposition to the bomb in South Asia. There is a resource guide to books and films on nuclear weapons, and information on organisations in South Asia and around the world.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 058 6 hbk GBP50.00/US$69.95
1 84277 059 4 pbk GBP16.95/US$27.50
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

e. EYE TO EYE: WOMEN PRACTISING DEVELOPMENT ACROSS CULTURES
Editors: Susan Perry and Celeste Schenck, American University of Paris

This is a book in which women themselves talk about the development processes which affect them. It looks at development practices within their changing cultural contexts, and moves beyond the North/South dichotomy to focus on the lived experience of development. The contributors present different perspectives on crucial gender and development debates - such as female genital mutilation, global capitalism and women's labour, resistance to education and development policies by women at the grass-roots, and including a chapter on ‘Making Peace as Development Practice’. The collection paints a vivid picture of development in practice: in parliaments, factories, courts, banks, classrooms, roadside stalls, guilds, athletic fields, publishing houses, hospitals, cinemas, novels, and homes. The women described have found new possibilities for sustainable personal and community development within the cultures they inhabit. This book demonstrates why development policy must respond to cultural difference and illustrates the rewards of doing so.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 846 8 hbk GBP49.95/US$69.95
1 85649 847 6 pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

f. EVALUATING HUMANITARIAN ACTION: REFLECTIONS FROM PRACTITIONERS
Editors: Adrian Wood, University of Huddersfield, Raymond Apthorpe, Australian National University, and John Borton, Overseas Development Institute

Humanitarian intervention has become a much more frequent form of development assistance, and there has been a corresponding need to evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions. This is the first compilation of the experiences of practitioners engaged in humanitarian programme evaluations, and the lessons they have learned. The case studies cover the different kinds of humanitarian emergency characteristic of the past decade. The contributors address the context in which evaluations of humanitarian assistance take place; the actual process of doing evaluations; and the lessons for improving how such evaluations might be better undertaken in future. This volume was developed to provide practical value to agencies and individuals engaged in both the delivery of humanitarian assistance in complex emergencies and its evaluation.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 975 8 hbk GBP45.00/US$65.00
1 85649 976 6 pbk GBP14.95/US$22.50
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

g. RESOURCE WARS: THE NEW LANDSCAPE OF GLOBAL CONFLICT
Author: Michael T Klare

This examination of the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources. From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile delta, from the busy shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the uranium mines and diamond fields of sub-Saharan Africa, Resource Wars looks at the growing impact of resource scarcity on the military policies of nations. International security expert Michael T. Klare argues that in the early decades of the new millennium wars will be fought not over ideology but over resources, as states battle to control dwindling supplies of precious natural commodities. The political divisions of the Cold War, Klare asserts, are giving way to an immense global scramble for essential materials, such as oil, timber, minerals, and water. And as armies throughout the world define resource security as their primary mission, widespread instability is bound to follow, especially in those places where resource competition overlaps with long-standing disputes over territorial rights.

Published by Henry Holt
ISBN: 0-8050-5575-4
Cost: USD$26.00
For further information, contact: Von Holtzbrinck Publishing Services, 16365 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942, USA. Email: sales henryholt.com; Website: www.holtzbrinckpublishers.com/henryholt/search/SearchBookDisplay.asp?BookKey=399279

h. UNLOCKING HORNS: FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION IN BURUNDI
(From the Coexistence Noticeboard, 13 December 2015)
Authors: David Niyonzima and Lon Fendall

This book gives a brief history of the conflict in Burundi from pre-colonial times to the present, the role of the Christian churches and particularly the Friends (Quaker) Church in working towards forgiveness and reconciliation.

Published by Barclay Press, ISBN: 0913342971
Cost: $12.95
For further information, contact:African Great Lakes Initiative, c/o David Zarembka, 7785 Alicia Court, Maplewood, MO 63143, USA. Email: davidzarembka juno.com. Or see the Barclay Press website at: www.barclaypress.com

i. FORCED LABOUR IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Anti-Slavery (ISBN: 0 9009 18 50 0)

Aims to raise awareness of the widespread practise of forced labour and encourage trade unions, non-governmental organisations, policy makers and members of the public to contribute in whatever way is most appropriate to eliminating this practice. Millions of people around the world are made to work against their will. Where forced labour is used, a range of associated human right abuses frequently takes place, including rape, torture and murder.

For these reasons, Anti-Slavery has been working with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to produce a report that highlights some of the main ways in which forced labour manifests itself intentionally, including such forms of slavery as bonded labour, trafficking and child labour. References are made to some of the most relevant human rights standards in order to explain what conditions of exploitative labour practices can be described as forced labour.

Case studies illustrate the circumstances in which forced labour occurs and in which countries; examples of governments' failure to take effective action; as well as indicating that measures can be taken to stop the use of forced labour.

Cost: £2.50 (plus £1.25 postage and packing UK, £2.25 EU and £3.25 rest of the world. For further information, or to order see the Anti-Slavery website at: www.antislavery.org (under 'Resources'), email: b.smaga antislavery.org, tel: +44 (0)20 7501 8922 or fax: +44 (0)20 7738 4110.

j. BEYOND THE TALIBAN? THE AFGHAN CONFLICT AND UNITED NATIONS PEACEMAKING
New paper by Matthew Fielden (LSE) and Jonathan Goodhand (SOAS)

Abstract:
The start of military activities on 7 October 2015 by the US-led 'coalition against terrorism' has had a profound impact on the conflict in Afghanistan. This article examines the roots and dynamics of the war, charting its evolution from a Cold War conflict to a hybrid conflict (part regional proxy war, part civil war). Past efforts by the United Nations (UN) to resolve the dispute are examined - Afghanistan has been described as a 'graveyard for UN negotiation'.1 While there are many reasons for the UN's lack of success in peacemaking over the past two decades, part of the problem is that thinking and practice has been, and remains, heavily coloured by classic models of conflict resolution and diplomacy. In light of the renewed military, diplomatic and humanitarian attention being devoted to Afghanistan, this paper seeks to trace the events that have led to the current situation and reflect on possible ways forward. What lessons can be learned from the past, and how can they inform current and future UN-led peacemaking action?

The article is forthcoming in the journal "Conflict, Security & Development" (1:3, 2015, pp.5-32)

Hard copies will be available in January 2013 from: csdg.kcl.ac.uk/Publications/html/journal.htm

k. THE TALIBAN - WAR AND RELIGION IN AFGHANISTAN
(New expanded edition)
Author: Peter Marsden

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the military onslaught on Afghanistan, the Taliban have become the metonym for Western governments' fraught relations with the Islamic world. This book helps us understand what has been happening inside the country, the nature of radical Islamic movements, and the very difficult questions ahead which the 'war on terrorism' cannot answer.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 166 3 hbk GBP36.95/$55.00
1 84277 167 1 pbk GBP12.95/$19.95
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

l. THE POLITICISATION OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION AND STAFF SECURITY: THE USE OF PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES BY HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES

‘The Politicisation of Humanitarian Action and Staff Security: The Use of Private Security Companies by Humanitarian Agencies’, is a summary report of the key issues and findings explored at an international workshop, co-hosted by International Alert and the Feinstein International Famine Center, in April 2015 at Tufts University, Boston, USA

The use of private security companies by humanitarian agencies, whilst not widespread, is a trend that is increasing with little understanding of the implications, and with limited development of appropriate policy. The workshop provided an informal opportunity for consultation and dialogue with and between aid agencies, governments and experts on this emerging issue. The report provides a summary of the main themes and emerging issues discussed.

International Alert is keen to further engage with humanitarian actors, experts, and governments in order to stimulate and participate in an open debate on this issue. As part of this process, International Alert will shortly publish two surveys that outline aid agency policy and practice in Europe and the US in this area.

The report is free and is published by International Alert, December 2015, ISBN 1-898-702-09-8.For more information about International Alert’s Privatisation of Security programme or to order a copy of the report please contact: Anja Kouznetzova, International Alert, 1 Glyn Street, London SW11 5EH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)207 793 8383; Fax: +44 (0)207 793 7975; Email: akouznetsova international-alert.org. Should you be interested in receiving a faster, electronic copy of the paper, please provide your email contact address (please note that you will require Adobe Acrobat on your computer in order to open the file).

m. WAR OR HEALTH? A READER
Editors: Ilkka Taipale et al

This reader, comprising 70 specially commissioned articles, provides a wide-ranging examination of the interface between warfare and human health and society. Topics include:
* the changing character of wars & their effects on civilians
* the demographic consequences of wars
* the medical and health aspects of different kinds of weapons
* the changing roles of health professionals in war
* the factors behind the outbreak & continuation of wars
* the arms trade, social tensions, the role of media
* theories of violence, and war as a social institution
* efforts to regulate and prevent modern warfare

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 950 2 1 hbk GBP55.00/$75.00
1 85649 951 0 pbk GBP16.95/$29.95
For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/

n. LESSONS FROM THE PAST, AGENDAS FOR THE FUTURE
Contributors: June Rock, Lionel Cliffe, Seifulaziz Milas, Jalal Abdel Latif, Amanuel Mehreteab, Christian Sorensen, Yohannes Tseggay Berhe

Eritrea and Ethiopia surprised the world by going to war in May 1998 over the position of their common border, ending seven years of peace. A peace agreement signed in December 2000 brought hopes of a new era of reconciliation and rehabilitation. What challenges now face the two nations and their peoples, the region and the international community? Is peace sustainable?

Research by the University of Leeds, the Inter-Africa Group in Addis Ababa and local partners in Eritrea explored the nature of conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia over the last four decades. What has the impact of war been on people’s livelihoods, especially when combined with drought? What has been the role of humanitarian assistance? What difference have the policies of the Ethiopian Dergue regime, the Eritrean Peoples’ Liberation Front (EPLF) and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) made in terms of rehabilitation and reconstruction?

For further information, see: www.id21.org/society/S10ajr1g1.html

o. CRISES AND DECENT WORK: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Eugenia Date-Bah, Director, InFocus Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction, International Labour Office (ILO)

Crises constitute a major and alarming feature of the world today. They aggravate existing societal problems and also create new ones. They, for example, increase exponentially the numbers of vulnerable groups and worsen poverty and unemployment levels. They exacerbate social disintegration and also weaken institutional capacity and the coping capacity of individuals, communities and countries. Responding effectively to the above complex socio-economic dimensions of crises is a major challenge for all development institutions including the ILO.

This book by Eugenia Date-Bah analyses diverse aspects of this challenge. Issues addressed include: the employment and other socio-economic aspects of post-conflict reconstruction; recovery and reconstruction in crisis caused by natural disasters; crisis prevention; as well as the importance of tackling decent work concerns as an integral component of the strategies for promoting a culture of peace. The publication also covers specific and critical concerns like gender and crisis, demobilization, disarmament and reintegration of ex-combatants, and the importance of capacity building and research for crisis response and reconstruction work.

For further information, contact Crisis Response and Reconstruction InFocus Programme, International Labour Office, 4, route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland. Tel: +41 22 799 7069; Fax: +41 22 799 6189; Email: date-bah ilo.org or visit their website at: www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/recon/crisis/index.htm.

p. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEMOCRACY AND ETHNIC CONFLICT IN THE FIJI ISLANDS
Satendra Prasad, Jone Dakuvula and Darren Snell

A macro study commissioned within Minority Rights Group’s Minority Rights and Development Programme. This research and advocacy programme examines how minorities and indigenous peoples are excluded in - and often by - the development process, and makes recommendations for improvement. This study is published jointly with MRG’s partner in Fiji, the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum and is based on extensive research and consultations with all of Fiji’s ethnic groups.

Since the start of the project, Fiji has experienced serious political and social upheaval. The coup of May 2000 was not only a violation of fundamental principles of democracy, it also threatened and continues to threaten, the fragile inter-communal relations within Fiji. Democracy has now been restored to the islands, but the full political and economic participation of all of Fiji’s ethnic communities remains unfulfilled. MRG urges the community to continue to encourage the government of Fiji to respect fully the principles of the 1997 Constitution.

For a copy of the report, contact Angela Haynes, Minority Rights and Development Officer, Minority Rights Group, 379 Brixton Road, London SW9 7DE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7978 9498; Fax: +44 (0)20 7738 6265; Email: angela.haynes mrgmail.org. Or visit the MRG website at: www.minorityrights.org

q. BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE: OLDER PEOPLE IN SERBIA
HelpAge International, November 2015
Available in English and Serbian

This publication has been produced to highlight the situation of older Serbs, as citizens, refugees and displaced people, and to put forward practical suggestions for action to improve their welfare and wellbeing in the future. The publication draws on HelpAge International’s assessment of older people in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and on a participatory workshop in Belgrade (June 2015) that brought together older people, collective centers, representatives from international and national non-government organisations, OCHA and UNHCR.

The publication has been designed for government policy makers, international non-governmental organisations working in Serbia; older people’s groups and local community based groups. It aims to:

- identify practical ways to meet older people’s needs in community and collective centres
- present the voices of older Serbs and the organisations that work with them
- explore older Serbs’ contributions to their families, communities and society.

HelpAge International is keen to collaborate with other agencies and government bodies on the inclusion of older people in their programmes and policies. For copies of this publication or further information, please contact Paul Hinchliff (phinchliff helpage.org) or Nadia Saim (nsaim helpage.org) at HelpAge, PO Box 32832, London N1 9ZN, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7713 7778; Fax: +44 (0)20 7713 7993. Or visit the HelpAge website at: www.helpage.org

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a. MYANMAR: THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY

This report examines the extent to which organisations independent of government can influence Myanmar's two key political struggles: the restoration of democracy and the resolution of ethnic minority rights. The military regime has worked systematically to prevent civil society groups from emerging, and those that it tolerates are tightly controlled, repressed or coopted. Independent groups hold little prospect of playing a big role in fostering eventual democratisation. At the same time few independents in the centre of Myanmar have thought seriously about the demands of ethnic minorities, even though they make up 30 per cent of the population and many groups have been waging armed struggles for autonomy or independence for the best part of 40 years. Low levels of education and decades of military rule also mean that even independent organisations tend to replicate the hierarchical structures and lack of tolerance for dissent which characterise the regime. Despite this discouraging picture, more can and should be done to support the expansion of civil society.

For the full report, please see CrisisWeb - www.crisisweb.org

b. MYANMAR: THE MILITARY REGIME’S VIEW OF THE WORLD

This report analyses key influences on the country's military rulers - the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Most outside pressure has failed completely to push the regime towards democracy or economic reforms but better understanding of the generals' world view may improve international leverage. The regime is obsessed with self-reliance and national sovereignty, making it suspicious of foreign relations, however well intentioned. But the generals are also keen to improve Myanmar's desperate economic situation, and there is a tension between the desire to maintain traditional values and current needs. ICG believes that it is vital to work for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, but it may be most practical in the short term to focus on immediate goals - transforming relationships and gradually loosening military control over political and economic activity. Slower incremental steps may defuse the paranoia and win more influence than demands for rapid change that have repeatedly been rebuffed.

For the full report, please see CrisisWeb - www.crisisweb.org

c. GENDER EQUITY AND EQUALITY FOR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The Gender Equity and Equality Project for BiH (GEEP) is a project that aims to achieve gender mainstreaming in governmental and non-governmental institutions in the BiH. Information about the project can be found on their website at: www.geep.com.ba

d. COUNTRY INDICATORS FOR FOREIGN POLICY RISK ASSESSMENT

The most recent Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP) Regional Risk Assessment is available for download at www.fewer.org. The Risk Assessment covers Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Additional risk assessment and early warning documents can be found at: www.fewer.org/research. Comments can be sent to: cifp carleton.ca

e. DETERMINANTS OF RURAL POVERTY IN POST-WAR MOZAMBIQUE: EVIDENCE FROM A HOUSEHOLD SURVEY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT AND DONOR POLICY
Author: Tilman Bruck (Queen Elizabeth House)

This research report analyses the welfare effects of rural household coping strategies in post-war Mozambique. In addition, it considers appropriate government and donor policies to assist poor, war-affected farm households. The report discusses the expected theoretical effects of war on smallholder labour, asset, and social capital endowments and thus on household welfare. In addition, it considers the effects of war on land use and market-participation decisions by households and the impact of these choices on post-war household welfare.

Available online at: www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/research/wpaction.html?jor_id=224 or www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/pdf/qehwp/qehwps67.pdf or www.id21.org/society/s10atb1g2.html

f. CONFLICT RESOLUTION - HOW USEFUL IS IT?
Author: Betts Fetherston, University of Bradford

The theory and practice of conflict resolution (CR) has been around for thirty years. Has it actually contained, let alone resolved, any conflict? And is it possible for outsiders to foster reconciliation and peacebuilding?

See: www.id21.org/society/s10aaf1g1.html or www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/confres/CCR4.pdf

g. KOSOVO AND THE CHANGING FACE OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Report from a conference held in Uppsala, Sweden in May 2015 and organised by the Collegium for Development Studies, Uppsala University, and the Swedish Parliamentary Commission on Global Development

The report includes presentations from the conference including:
‘Reviewing International Experience And Lessons From Kosovo’ by Ian Christoplos of the Collegium for Development Studies
‘The Kosovo Evaluation: The Disasters Emergency Committee Evaluation’ by Peter Wiles, Consultant
‘International Emergency Aid In Kosovo: Was It 'Humanitarian’ Or Not?’ by Raymond Apthorpe, Australian National University
‘Operational Models For CIMIC - Possibilities and Limitations’, by John Rollins, NATO/SHAPE
‘After Humanitarian Action: Democratisation, Local Institutions & Gender’ by Lesley Abdela, Consultant
The report is available online from: www.kus.uu.se/index-e.html under ‘Publications’ (Outlook on Development Nr 15).

h. TAJIKISTAN: AN UNCERTAIN PEACE

Of all the Central Asian states, Tajikistan remains the most vulnerable. Its leaders now face an important choice: either they embark on a path of economic reform and democratisation, or run the risk of bringing the country to the brink of economic and subsequent political collapse. The war in Afghanistan is a threat to stability in Tajikistan but also provides a window of opportunity, as international aid to the region is likely to increase. The challenge will be to spend the money wisely and not simply widen the gulf between the wealthy ruling elite and the rest of the population. Tajikistan faces four major challenges: constructing a viable political system and functioning state; combating criminal groups, militant gangs and drugs trafficking; reversing economic decline; and establishing good relations with often fractious neighbours.

For the full report, please see CrisisWeb - www.crisisweb.org

i. WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES OF THE BIAFRAN WAR

What happened to Igbo women during the Biafran War / Nigerian Civil War? Why haven't their stories been told? Where are their voices in Nigerian history? This website is the result of a project by Azuka Nzegwu which focuses on Igbo women's experiences and personal accounts of the war. See: www.westafricareview.com/war/vol2.2/biafra/index.htm

j. WHAT I’VE LEARNED ABOUT US FOREIGN POLICY

A video by Frank Dorrel, now viewable on the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace website: www.peace.ca

In ‘What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy’ Frank Dorrel asserts that the Central Intelligence Agency, the military-industrial complex, the Pentagon, the multinational corporations, the media and the Government of the United States are responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the third world, not to mention the poverty and oppression of millions more. They support, arm and train dictators and militaries that do these evil actions to their own people, in order to ensure that they control the natural resources of these countries and their marketplace, use the people for cheap labour and keep the business of war ongoing.

The ten segments include (click on link for summary and downloadable videos):
1. Martin Luther King Jr: www.peace.ca/martinlutherkingvideo.htm
2. John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola: www.peace.ca/stockwellvideo.htm
3. Bill Moyer's 'The Secret Government' aired on PBS: www.peace.ca/moyersvideo.htm
4. Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair: www.peace.ca/coverupvideo.htm
5. School of Assassins: www.peace.ca/soavideo.htm
6. Genocide by Sanctions: www.peace.ca/sanctionsvideo.htm
7. The Panama Deception: www.peace.ca/panamavideo.htm
8. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the US: www.peace.ca/ramseyclarkvideo.htm
9. Amy Goodman genocides in Indonesia: www.peace.ca/amygoodmanvideo.htm
10. S Brian Willson on waging peace against violent foreign policies: www.peace.ca/brianwillsonvideo.htm
Epilogue by Frank Dorrel: www.peace.ca/epiloguebyfrankdorrel.htm

For further information, or for copies of the video, contact: Frank Dorrel, 3967 Shedd Terrace, Culver City, Ca 90232, USA. Tel: +1 310-838-8131; email: fdorrel hotmail.com. A small donation (approx US$10.00) is requested to help this project continue.

k. TERRORISM, MILITARISM AND THE EVENTS SURROUNDING THE ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11: A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th BRIDGE has become increasingly aware of the need for gender impact analysis of the international situation. The BRIDGE website now features a page which collects together some of the material and commentary which has identified the varying gender implications. See: www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/sept11.html

For further information, contact: BRIDGE, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1273 606261; Fax: +44 (0) 1273 621202; Email: bridge ids.ac.uk

l. PEACE THROUGH DECENT WORK: ILO STRATEGY FOR THE CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN AND ITS NEIGHBOURS

The massive employment programme, faced by Afghanistan and its neighbours, has to be tackled as a critical part of the recovery and reconstruction of programme. The ILO recognises this challenge and is concerned that the recovery and reconstruction programmes may miss important opportunities of securing direct and indirect benefits that could immediately flow to the local populations if employment is not made central to the recovery strategy.

This report is available online at: www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/recon/crisis/download/afghan.pdf

m. INSIGHTS #39: POLITICS VS AID?

The January 2013 issue of Insights, part of the ID21 programme at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, will focus on ‘Politics vs Aid?’. Articles include:
- Politics vs aid? (Mark Duffield, University of Leeds)
- Is coherence the answer? (Joanna Macrae, Overseas Development Institute)
- Networking for peace?
- Peace from below? (Judith Large, CREATE)
- Hearts and minds? Defining civil-military links globally (Paul Rich, Centre for Defence Studies)
- Quality accountability? (François Grunewald and Véronique de Geoffroy, Groupe URD)
- Reclaiming humanitarianism? The necessity of accountability (Agnës Callamard and Koenraad van Braband, Humanitarian Accountability Project)
- Women building peace (Ancil Adrian-Paul, International Alert)

The online version of Insights will be on the front page of the ID21 website (www.id21.org) for two weeks from 14th January and then in the ‘Insights’ section at: www.id21.org/insights/insights39/index.html. Printed copies are also available from: ID21, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1273 678787; Fax: +44 (0)1273 877335; Email: id21 ids.ac.uk.

5. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

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a. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY CENTRE (CODAC): 3 vacancies
Closing date for applications for all positions: 30th January 2013

The Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC) is a non-governmental organisation working with marginalised communities in the UK and West Africa. CODAC supports refugee and migrant communities in the UK, and works with women, youth and marginalised communities in Ghana, Nigeria and the Gambia. They are seeking to fill the following positions:

RACIAL HARASSMENT MONITORING OFFICER
Salary: £25,000 pa
An opportunity has arisen for someone with experience of dealing with racial harassment to develop and lead CODAC's Racial Harassment Project. This project, will respond to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants facing racial harassment in North London. The post holder will provide advice, information, and referrals to victims of racial harassment, taking a lead role in developing community capacity building initiatives and victim support networks, and implementing systems for collecting and disseminating information. The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years experience of working with refugee groups, providing information and advice, and experience of racial harassment legislation and issues. He/she must also have excellent project management, co-ordination, organisational and IT skills, plus a willing ness to achieve race and other equality outcomes.

FUNDRAISING ADVISER
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience
CODAC is also seeking to recruit a part time Fundraising Adviser to lead its fundraising initiatives for project in West Africa and the UK. The Fundraiser will also be required to provide training and support to refugee and minority ethnic community organisations, and take a lead role in assisting them to develop a fundraising capacity. The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate past success in this field.

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers constitute an essential part of CODAC’s service delivery plans. CODAC recruits, trains and support community based volunteers to work in the community with disadvantaged groups and individuals. If you have skills in fundraising, project management, welfare and advice, English language training, etc, and would like to use these skills in the community, please contact them. If you do not have any skills, but time, commitment and enthusiasm, you are also welcome. Volunteers will receive training, support, travel and lunch allowance. Refugees, asylum seekers and other unemployed people are welcome. No formal qualifications required. People seeking internships are also welcome.

RESEARCHER - "EXILES AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN AFRICA" PROJECT
CODAC is seeking to appoint a part time researcher to for its "Exiles and Social Change" project. The project is looking at the role of UK based African exile movements in the democratisation process in Africa. As part of this, the researcher will be expected to research and compile a list of all exile groups in the UK between the 1970s and 1990s, and provide a brief historical background to each movement. The researcher will also identify leading personalities in the groups and movements. The ideal candidate should have a research, social science or history background.

If you have the necessary skills and experience, to fill any of the above mentioned positions, please send a short CV to: The Director, CODAC, Unit 5, Tottenham Green Enterprise Centre, Town Hall Approach, N17, UK.

b. PEACERIGHTS: STUDENT INTERNSHIP

Are you a student interested in international humanitarian issues? If so would you be interested in some paid employment or an internship?

Peacerights, a new NGO, established in September 2015 is looking for students to help with its work. Peacerights is concerned with international humanitarian issues of law both in the UK and around the world. Present work and initiatives include:
- Cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal in the UK challenging the UK’s maintenance of a nuclear deterrent.
- A potential challenge to a UK government decision to allow the US to use UK bases for missile defence.
- A complaint to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Trident Ploughshares concerning the UK¹s nuclear deterrent.
- The organising of a conference in Nepal about the proliferation of nuclear weapons in South Asia.
- A project concerning the use of law to help the peace process in Angola.

Peacerights are looking for students with relevant experience who wish to work with us on these issues. A law degree would be helpful but not essential. They are prepared to offer an internship to the right candidate. They are also prepared to pay either for one-off tasks to be completed or for regular input over a period of time.

If you are interested in working with Peacerights, please e-mail them at: phil_shiner peacerights.com


 
 
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