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22nd March 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Evaluation of Health Programmes in Complex Emergencies (8-12 April; 16-20 September 2013)
b. Euroregional Center for Democracy: Training Sessions for NGOs/Institutions (8-12 April; 13-17 May; 17-21 June 2013)
c.  C-01 Course for Deployment on Peacekeeping or Humanitarian Missions (8-19 April 2013)
d.  Course in Development Policy, Planning and Management (22 April - 6 July 2013; 28 September - 14 December 2013)
e.  UNU/INCORE International Summer School / Introduction to Northern Ireland (9-10 June; 10-15 June 2013)
f. MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a.  Festival for Peace: Building a Culture and Vision for Peace in Europe (21-27 April 2013)
b. 12th International Convention on Peace and Culture of Gernika (23-27 April 2013)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Office space wanted
b. Call for submissions - Common Ground Student Short Film Competition
c. New Directory of Peacebuilding Organisations in Indonesia
d. Listing of effective campaigns
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. Public Rally: Stop Bush and Blair's War: No to Attacks on Iraq (26 March 2013)
b. CND March and Rally - Star Wars: War is not the Answer (30 March 2013) 
 
5. New Resources
  Publications:
a. The Congo from Leopold to Kabila - A People's History
b. In the Name of the Poor - Contesting Political Space for Poverty Reduction
c.  Kosovo Work in Progress: Closing the Cycle of Violence
d. Conflict and Aid: Enhancing the Peacebuilding Impact of International Engagement
e. Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: What Lessons can be Learned?
  Online:
a. Use of ICTs by NGOs in Southeast Europe
b. Global Review of Ethnopolitics
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. European Centre for Common Ground & Search for Common Ground: Directeur de Programme - Burundi (closing date: 29 March 2013)
b. ACORD Vacancies (closing date: 4 April 2013)
        - Fundraiser and Communications Officer
        - Assistant Programming Director (Advocacy)
        - Southern Sudan Coordinator
c. Gender and Development Network: Network Officer (closing date: 4 April 2013)
d. Saferworld Vacancies (closing date: 17 April 2013)
        - Programme Manager: Conflict Prevention
        - Project Coordinator: Development and Peacebuilding
 

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. Evaluation of Health Programmes in Complex Emergencies
8-12 April 2013 or 16-20 September 2013
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This provides an introduction to the theory, practice and methodologies required for the evaluation of health sector interventions in situations characterised as conflict induced humanitarian emergencies.

The course is co-ordinated by Dr. Egbert Sondorp and staff of the Conflict and Health Programme  (Health Policy Unit, Department of Public Health & Policy). The course is part of a joint LSHTM / Merlin initiative to enhance the "Evidence Base for Humanitarian Aid". It will be taught by staff members of the School and outside experts in the fields of evaluation, health programme implementation and humanitarian assistance.

This course has a dual focus; it offers instruction in practical evaluation tools as well as exploring some of the unresolved challenges of humanitarian assistance evaluation. It examines alternative approaches to evaluation and learning in the context of health programmes, and invites participants to share and debate their experiences. Informed by the latest thinking and experience in the fields of emergency health intervention and evaluation, the focus is on improving understanding and using this knowledge as a basis for change.

Field experience in humanitarian work is required. Applications are welcomed from health professionals who want to upgrade their evaluation skills. The course may also be relevant for others with experience in humanitarian work and an interest in evaluation in the context of complex emergencies. The course will be receptive to the expressed needs and interests of registered participants. The number of participants will be limited to facilitate group work. Competence in English must be assured.

COURSE FEE
The total course fee is �0. The fee covers participation in the course, course materials, lunch on the first day and tea/coffee, but does not cover travel costs or accommodation.  The full course fee is payable on notification of acceptance for the course and must be paid prior to attendance.

For further information, contact the Course Coordinator, Egbert Sondorp at email: egbert.sondorp lshtm.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0)20 7612 7883. Application forms are available on the LSHTM website at: www.lshtm.ac.uk. Applicants should complete the application form and return it as soon as possible to: Registry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7299 4648; Fax: +44 (0)20 7323 0638; Email: shortcourses lshtm.ac.uk.

b. EUROREGIONAL CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY:
TRAINING SESSIONS FOR NGOS/INSTITUTIONS

Euroregional Center for Democracy (CED) launched on February 12 a new training module addressing NGOs and institutions in South Eastern European countries. The calendar of the next training sessions is as follows:

08-12 April 2013    Project Management
Deadline:  25 March 2013

13-17 May 2013     Marketing & Fundraising 
Deadline:  29 April 2013

17-21 June 2013    Leadership
Deadline:  3 June 2013

GOAL: consolidating the organizational structure as well as ensuring the viability and the self sustainability of NGOs / institutions from South Eastern European countries.

OBJECTIVE: the professional development of NGOs'/institutions' leaders for elaborating long-term strategies, financial self sustainability and competitive organizational/project management

TRAINERS: Civil Society Development Foundation Hungary (CSDF) and Euroregional Center for Democracy (CED)

Applicants must be an active member of a South East European NGO/institution that runs or
would like to develop regional cross- border cooperation programs; and have advanced knowledge of the English language.

For more information please contact the the Program Coordinator, Cristian Belei at the CED Office, from Monday to Thursday, between 10:30 - 16:30, by email: cbelei regionalnet.org, or check their website at: www.regionalnet.org. >From the website, you can also download the training announcement and the application form in Word 6 format. The standard application form (Word 6/95 version) can be sent by email upon request.

c. C-01 COURSE FOR DEPLOYMENT ON PEACEKEEPING OR HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS
8-19 April 2013 (registration deadline: 27 March)
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Canada

The C-01 course will deliver basic competencies for those who will deploy as part of peacekeeping or humanitarian missions. Covering a wide range of topics from practical skills to conceptual tools, the course should set the standard of training for these types of assignments.

C-01 is to provide the foundation competencies required by peacekeeping disciplines working in peace and humanitarian operations. The C-01 is a two-week course. It includes lectures and exercises, as well as a weekend of practical field skills training, with an optional second week for first aid training.

To apply, please read the following information:
1) NOTE the extended deadline: 27th March, 2013
2) Send an email to: C01APPLICATION ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca to receive your application form.
3)Follow the instructions.

For more information, contact: Diego F. Osorio, Development Officer/Course Manager, Programmes Department, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Cornwallis Park, P.O.Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia B0S 1E0, Canada. E-mail: dosorio ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca; Tel: +1-902-638-8611 ext. 146; Fax: +1-902-638-3310. Website: www.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca

d. COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Intensive 11-weeks, 600 study hours; 250 teaching hours
Next Courses: 22 April-6 July 2013 and 28 September-14 December 2013
Development Studies Centre, School of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Development Studies Courses at Selly Oak have been in existence for last 27 years.  Courses covered include: Development Management [esp. NGOs and Aid sector], Project Planning and Management, Health and Social Development, Participatory Community Development, and Role of Civil Society.

The Selly Oak Development Studies Course structure is unique because each course is developed 'flexibly', according to the particular needs and concerns of participants. 

For further information, contact: Mrs. Wendy Banner, Course Administrator, Development Studies,
School of Social Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Elmfield House, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LQ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)121 415 2295; Fax: +44 (0)121 415 2296; E-mail: w.banner bham.ac.uk. Website: http://www.bham.ac.uk/CDS

e. UNU/INCORE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL / INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
10-15 June 2013, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

UNU/INCORE's International Summer School offers a structured learning opportunity based on the latest research and concepts of conflict resolution and is designed for senior level participants from all backgrounds: practitioner, policy maker and academic. The courses on offer for 2013 are: Dealing with the Past; Managing Peace Processes; and Religion & Conflict. In addition there will be a series of Policy Panels exploring policy approaches to conflict resolution. The deadline for registration is 19 April 2013.

UNU/INCORE INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN IRELAND
9-10 June 2013, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

UNU/INCORE offers a new programme for 2013 providing an introduction to peacebuilding and policy in Northern Ireland and the opportunity to learn more about the history and politics of the province. There will be meetings with both local community practitioners and representatives of regional statutory agencies to enable the exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as tours of Derry/Londonderry and Belfast The programme is available as a pre-Summer School course and is also open to non-Summer School participants. Deadline: April 19, 2013.

For further information, email: school incore.ulst.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0)28 71 375500 or visit their website at: www.incore.ulst.ac.uk

f. MSC IN VIOLENCE, CONFLICT AND DEVELOPMENT
Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Applications are welcomed for the MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development (MSc VCD). The standard criterion for admission to SOAS Masters courses in the Department of Development Studies is a strong social science undergraduate degree. For the MSc VCD programme they are also especially interested in those with relevant work experience and clear analytical skills, even if they do not have a social science degree background.

The MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development was launched in October 2000 and has established itself rapidly. The programme is built around a core course on the Political Economy of Violence and Conflict but may be developed in various specialised combinations of courses, leaning more towards law and human rights, or refugees/forced migration issues, or anthropology, or political economy, etc. Students benefit from the clear linkage throughout the core course between violence and conflict issues and the dynamics and challenges of development; from the highly successful courses in Development Studies at SOAS; and from the expertise of SOAS departments in particular countries and regions. The core course is not restricted to the analysis of "civil wars" but locates these within a continuum of violence that also includes "religious" pogroms, communal rioting, "structural" or daily violence in poor countries, and gender based violence.

For further information please consult the SOAS website (www.soas.ac.uk) or contact Christopher Cramer at email: cc10 soas.ac.uk or Jonathan Goodhand at email: jg27 soas.ac.uk

2. Seminars and conferences

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a.  FESTIVAL FOR PEACE: BUILDING A CULTURE AND VISION FOR PEACE IN EUROPE
21-27 April 2013
Cluj Napoca, Romania

"A Festival for Peace: Building a Culture and Vision for Peace in Europe" is a six-days youth conference for the promotion of a culture of peace, human rights and multi-culturalism, building bridges and promoting dialogue between the young people and students of Europe.  Combining training programmes, workshops, interactive panel discussions, and artistic celebration, the Peace Festival will provide a forum for the celebration of diversity and the building of a culture of peace and youth participation for democratisation and human rights. The Peace Festival will provide participants with concrete skills, tools and knowledge to transform conflicts
peacefully and constructively, approaches to promoting multi-culturalism, human security, and the celebration of diversity, and an appreciation and respect for the importance of human rights,
dialogue, and people-to-people cooperation for building peace and democracy throughout Europe and the world.

To find receive more information or to take part in the Peace Festival, please contact: patrir transcend.org  or visit their website at: www.transcend.org

b. 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON PEACE AND CULTURE OF GERNIKA
23-27 April 2013
Gernika - Lumo

Acts to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika: 26th April

SUPPORT FOR CONSENSUS, KEY TO THE GENERATION OF PEACE.
In recent years, Gernika Gogoratuz has developed and encouraged reflection on those elements key to the establishment of peace: the transformation of conflicts with a horizon of reconciliation, formal and informal mediation, positive peace, the nation, and the culture of peace.

One of the latest developments in this sense has been the confirmation of the importance of support for consensus in conflict transformation. Now is a crucial time within the context of the present Basque conflict; there is consensus against terror within Basque society as in the rest of the Spanish State.  Nonetheless, consensus is not being approached in a productive way.  In recent years, the different political forces act from the margins of the conflict and not from the commonalities that unite them, transforming consensus into conflict. Consensus links people without binding them. It is shared in society, and embraces the majority. It is not agreed, but facilitates agreement. In order for society to appropriate and sustain an accord, all agreement must support itself through consensus.  It is precisely the realistic and constructive approach of consensus that enables us to generate processes that search for agreement which in turn generate more consensus.

Another noteworthy part of this year's convention will be the exploration of new questions that have surged into peace studies since September 11th.  These points will structure the global reflection about the generation of peace, reflection generated at this year's International Convention directing attention towards different areas.  As such, this year we wish to address the common transversal thread through all these areas, besides the one specific general focus.

For more information and/or to register please contact: Gernika Gogoratuz, Artekale, 1-1. E-48300 Gernika-Lumo, Bizkaia, Spain.  Fax: +34 946-256-765; Email: nekanebilbao gernikagogoratuz.org. Website: www.gernikagogratuz.org. Places are limited so register soon.

3. Consultations and Notices

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a. OFFICE SPACE WANTED
The Stop the War Coalition urgently needs a small office in central London from which to organise the campaign against Bush's war against Iraq. If you can help, please phone Andrew Burgin on 07939 242229. Further information about Stop the War and its campaign available at: www.stopwar.org.uk

b. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - COMMON GROUND STUDENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION
In October of 2015, the first annual Common Ground Film Festival, which presented films that demonstrated the possibility of finding pacific solutions to contentious problems, was held.  Productions in the "common ground" genre take a balanced approach, emphasizing common humanity shared by people in conflict.  They promote communication about the conflict as well as reveal why the adversaries think, feel, and act as they do.  Most important, these films stress the commonalities among the parties, while not ignoring the differences that divide them. Common Ground believe that the powerful media of film and television can be used to develop greater understanding, tolerance, and coexistence, and can either inflame or defuse conflict.  It is in this spirit that they are asking for submissions to the Common Ground Student Short Film Competition.

Criteria for Selection:
The films selected to be screened at the Common Ground Film Festival - to be held both in Washington and Brussels in November 2013 - will:
- Be balanced in their portrayal of all sides of the conflict or issue
- Communicate shared human experiences and qualities
- Avoid stereotyping by focusing on individuals rather than representatives of a group
- Promote understanding of the issues and of the people involved
- Provide audiences with a broader context of the issues
- Be relevant to the important ssues that people, communities, and countries face today

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

Contact:  Search for Common Ground, 1601 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 200, Washington DC 20009, USA. Tel: +1 202 265-4300. Or visit their website at: www.sfcg.org

c. NEW DIRECTORY OF PEACEBUILDING ORGANISATIONS IN INDONESIA
[Versi Bahasa Indonesia ada di bawah]

Cordaid and Catholic Relief Services are compiling a directory of civil society organisations involved in peacebuilding in Indonesia. To be part of this directory, please forward your contact details (mailing address, contact person, telephone number) to: pbdirect telkom.net so they can send you a questionnaire. If your organisation is working with civil society on human rights promotion, democratisation, or conflict transformation in Indonesia, this directory is for you. The completed directory will be distributed (free of charge) to all organisations responding to the questionnaire, in addition to donors and interested organisations internationally.

This project has been taken on by Cordaid and Catholic Relief Services in response to a need identified by Indonesian organisations for a specific directory of peacebuilding organisations. It was found that information about organisations working in the field of peacebuilding and what they were doing would facilitate opportunities for cooperation and learning. The project comprises of three stages:

Distribution of questionnaire (March to August 2013)
Collating responses (April to September 2013)
Printing and distribution of the directory (October, November 2013)

This peacebuilding directory will be distributed widely to civil society organisations and donors. Please forward this notice on and make sure your organisation is listed.

Direktori terbaru yang memuat organisasi-organisasi yang mengerjakan peacebuilding di Indonesia - Yakinkanlah bahwa organisasi Anda terdaftar! Catholic Relief Services dan Cordaid sedang menyusun sebuah direktori organisasi-organisasi masyarakat sipil yang terlibat dalam program peacebuilding di Indonesia. Untuk menjadi bagian dari direktori ini, silakan kirimkan data lengkap Anda (alamat, contact person, nomor telepon) ke pbdirect telkom.net supaya kami bisa mengirimkan kuisioner kepada Anda. Jika organisasi Anda melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan di bidang masyarakat sipil untuk mempromosikan hak asasi manusia, demokratisasi atau transformasi konflik di Indonesia. Direktori ini akan menjadi milik Anda!

Direktori yang sedang disusun ini akan diedarkan (secara cuma-cuma) kepada seluruh organisasi yang telah menanggapi kuisioner, kepada para donatur dan organisasi-organisasi internasional lain. Proyek ini dikerjakan oleh Cordaid dan Catholic Relief Services dalam rangka menanggapi kebutuhan yang diungkapkan oleh organisasi-organisasi lokal di Indonesia. Proyek ini dilakukan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan akan direktori khusus yang berisi organisasi-organisasi yang mengerjakan program peacebuilding di Indonesia. Saat itu dirasakan bahwa informasi mengenai organisasi-organisasi yang mengerjakan program peacebuilding akan membuka kesempatan untuk saling bekerja sama dan belajar. Penyusunan direktori tersebut terdiri dari tiga bagian:

Pengedaran kuisioner (Maret sampai Agustus 2013)
Pengumpulan tanggapan (April sampai September 2013)
Pencetakan dan pengedaran direktori (Oktober, November 2013)

Direktori peacebuilding ini akan diedarkan secara luas kepada organisasi-organisasi masyarakat sipil dan para donatur. Pastikan bahwa organisasi Anda terdaftar! Mohon menyampaikan email ini kepada pihak lain yang mungkin tertarik.

d. LISTING OF EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGNS
Project Parity (training future women leaders worldwide) is compiling a listing of perhaps 50 eyecatching campaigns that NGOs and pressure groups have used successfully to attract press and media attention, to bring their cause to public and political attention.  They are very keen to hear from other organisations about short, inexpensive successful events that have caught the Press and Media attention.  The listing will be made available to any campaign groups, particularly new ones, to help them plan their own campaigns. They would appreciate suggestions for inclusion in the list - campaigns on your or any subjects you have run or campaigns on any subject (environment, health, education, peace-making, equality, reconciliation, violence against women, etc) you have heard about.

For further information, or to send information about campaigns, contact: Tim Symonds, Executive Director, Project Parity, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1892 891 106; Email: tim.symonds shevolution.com; or visit their website at: http://www.shevolution.com

4. Events and Campaigns

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a. PUBLIC RALLY: STOP BUSH AND BLAIR'S WAR: NO TO ATTACKS ON IRAQ
Tuesday 26th March 2013, 7.30pm
Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1 (opposite St Pancras station)

The threat of a massive military attack by the USA and UK on Iraq is growing greater every day. Clearly this will have disastrous consequences not only for the people of Iraq but for the whole region. In response to this, and in order to build for the CND demonstration on Saturday 30th March, the Stop the War Coalition has called a public rally in Central London.

Speakers: Tony Benn, Louise Christian (civil rights lawyer), Mark Steel (writer),
Bruce Kent (CND), Shaheda Vawda (Just Peace), Bob Crow (RMT General Secretary)

The Stop the War Coalition has produced leaflets to publicise the important meeting. They are available by contacting the office (Phone: 07951 235 915 Email: office stopwar.org.uk).

For further information about this and other rallies, vigils and events around the UK, see the Stop the War website at: www.stopwar.org.uk

b. CND MARCH AND RALLY - STAR WARS: WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER
Saturday 30 March 2013, from 12noon
Assemble in Hyde Park, London

Protest against missile defence, Trident and US foreign policy. March to Trafalgar Square for rally. Download and print the flyer from http://www.cnduk.org/campains/30marA4.pdf

Organised by:  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, supported by Stop the War Coalition. For more information, phone (020) 7700 2393.

5.New Resources

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Publications:

a. THE CONGO FROM LEOPOLD TO KABILA - A PEOPLE'S HISTORY
Author: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

The people of the Congo have suffered a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule; and, following independence in 1960, external interference by the United States, the rapacious and dictatorial regime of Mobutu, and periodic warfare which even now continues fitfully in the East of the country. But the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down. They have struggled to improve their living conditions by trying both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitation from abroad. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja's deep knowledge of personalities and events, and his understanding of the underlying class, ethnic and other factors at work, make this a compelling, lucid, radical and utterly
unromanticized account.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 052 7 hbk GBP45.00/US$69.95 
1 84277 053 5 pbk GBP14.95/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: <http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/>

b. IN THE NAME OF THE POOR - CONTESTING POLITICAL SPACE FOR POVERTY REDUCTION
Editors: Neil Webster & Lars Engberg-Pedersen

Current discourse on poverty reduction emphasises the roles of the state and the market. This book stresses the importance of exploring and understanding the poor's own actions. The poor may seek to change their poverty directly, or to influence public policy. The notion of political space is critical to understanding such actions. The contributors develop a concept of political space comprising institutional channels for
accessing policy formulation, the content of political discourse, and the skill and strategies of the poor themselves. The relationships between the actions of the poor and the political arena are neither simple nor predictable. The book illustrates the complexities of political agency, the strategic use of discourse, the limits of institutional reform, the contested nature of poverty reduction, and the significance of political space for challenging marginalisation.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 958 8 hbk GBP50.00/US$69.95 
1 85649 959 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 Bookswebsite at: <http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/

c. KOSOVO WORK IN PROGRESS: CLOSING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Coventry University

"Kosovo Work in Progress: Closing the Cycle of Violence" is the first report to be published by the Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation.  It is about a situation in which there is much to be forgiven, but little forgiveness, and where reconciliation is only a distant possibility. 

Forgiveness is rarely easy, and in Kosovo few Serbs acknowledge their own implication in the crimes against Kosovo Albanians or how they benefited from the anti-Albanian discrimination of the 1990s.  However, the paper takes UNMIK (the international administration) to task for doing too little to counter the imputation of collective guilt to Serbs. In discussing the post-war need for emotional healing among Kosovo Albanians, the paper criticises the loose use of terms such as "collective trauma" as reinforcing victim identities and allowing past suffering to be invoked as an excuse for the current collective failure to curb ethnic violence against the minority communities in Kosovo. 

The report identifies certain signs of hope, but is sceptical of grand concepts of reconciliation.  Peaceful coexistence with respect for the human rights of all will be sufficiently difficult to achieve, and will take civil courage from those Kosovo Albanians who believe in human rights for all, and a more concerted and coordinated effort from international bodies to build confidence between the communities in Kosovo. 

Price (including postage & packing):
Institutions    �.00
Individuals     �00

The report can be downloaded in pdf format from www.coventry-isl.org.uk/forgive/about/howard-doc.pdf . To purchase a copy, send a cheque or money order (made payable to Coventry University) to: Centre for Study of Forgiveness & Reconciliation (Publications), ISL, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK.

d. CONFLICT AND AID: ENHANCING THE PEACEBUILDING IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
International Alert's latest report, "Conflict and Aid: Enhancing the Peacebuilding Impact of International Engagement" (by Jonathan Goodhand with Philippa Atkinson) is based on a synthesis of findings from country studies of Sri Lanka, Liberia and Afghanistan and examines whether humanitarian assistance in war zones can support efforts to promote conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The report concludes that humanitarian assistance can complement, though not create, peacebuilding processes, and it provides recommendations for supporting an enabling policy environment for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, increasing the conflict sensitivity of  aid donors and enhancing the peacebuilding potential of humanitarian assistance.

The report can be download at: www.international-alert.org/publications.htm

e. AID, CONFLICT AND PEACEBUILDING IN AFGHANISTAN: WHAT LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED?
International Alert's report, "Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: What Lessons can be Learned?" (by Haneef Atmar and Jonathan Goodhand) maps out the history of humanitarian assistance and analyses the interaction between aid provision and the dynamics of violent conflict in Afghanistan. Though researched and written prior to September 11, the conclusions are, if anything, more valid today and stress the need to address the underlying dynamics of the conflict through longer-term political engagement. Recommendations for better practice of governments, international donors and operational agencies are provided with the aim of enhancing the peacebuilding impact of international engagement in Afghanistan.

The report can be downloaded at: <http://www.international-alert.org/publications.htm

Online:

a. USE OF ICTs BY NGOs IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE
OneWorld www.oneworld.net, the online human rights and sustainable development network, and the Information Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI) www.osi.hu, have released a report on the use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Southeast Europe: www.oneworld.net/radio/see/ict.

b. GLOBAL REVIEW OF ETHNOPOLITICS
The Global Review of Ethnopolitics is available online at: www.ethnopolitics.org. It is an online journal that establishes a forum for serious debate and exchange on one of the phenomena that had a decisive impact during the last decades of the 20th century and will continue to be of great importance in the new millennium. The journal gives voice to established as well as younger researchers and analysts from academic as well as practitioner backgrounds.

CALL FOR PAPERS
The major focus of submissions should be on the analysis, management, settlement, and prevention of ethnic conflicts; minority rights; group identity; the intersection of identity group formations and politics; minority and majority nationalisms in the context of democratization; or the security and stability of states and regions as they are affected by any of the above issues. Particular attention should be devoted to the growing importance of international influences on ethnopolitics. Such influences include external diplomatic or military intervention, as well as the increasing impact of globalization on ethnic identities and their political expressions.

Submitted manuscripts should contain:a cover page with a title and a short abstract, a
separate page with name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), the main text with footnotes; and references. Manuscripts should be original papers, research notes, review essays or reviews.

For further information, contact: Stefan Wolff,  Editor, The Global Review of Ethnopolitics, Department of European Studies, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, England, UK. Email: s.wolff bath.ac.uk

6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

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a. EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR COMMON GROUND & SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND: DIRECTEUR DE PROGRAMME - BURUNDI
Closing date for applications: 29th March 2013

La mission de Search for Common Ground (SFCG) est de changer la maniere dont les particuliers, les organisations et les gouvernements font face a un conflit, c'est-a-dire d'abandonner les approches accusatoires pour rechercher des solutions cooperatives. De concert avec leur organisation  partenaire a Bruxelles (Belgique),  European Centre for Common Ground (ECCG), ils concevent et mettent en oeuvre des programmes a facettes multiples visant a resoudre les conflits et a empecher la violence. Ils s'efforcent d'aider les parties au conflit a comprendre leurs differences et a agir sur les points qu'elles ont en commun.

Intervenant au Burundi depuis 1995, Search for Common Ground est un programme multidimensionnel comprenant quatre projets dans le pays visant a la reconciliation ethnique et a reduire la mefiance et la violence : un studio de radiodiffusion (Radio Ijambo), un centre de paix pour les femmes, un projet en faveur de la jeunesse et un projet � d'int間ration �. Le personnel du programme, compose essentiellement de ressortissants locaux, compte environ 80 personnes au Burundi et beneficie de l'appui des si鑗es de Washington et de Bruxelles. 

Le directeur de programme est en poste a Bujumbura (Burundi). Il gere tous les aspects du programme.  Un volet essentiel de ses fonctions est de promouvoir le travail d'equipe et de maintenir la diversite tout en refletant  l'image neutre, denuee de partis pris de l'organisation. Le directeur est charge de tous les aspects du programme. Il est responsable devant le directeur regional a Washington (Etats-Unis). 

Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer une lettre de candidature mentionnant vos experiences et vos qualifications en rapport avec la description de poste, ainsi qu'un curriculum vitae complet et vos pretentions, au directeur general de Search for Common Ground, 1601 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20009, E-U. Veuillez presenter votre candidature en langue anglaise et en langue fran鏰ise.  Adresses electroniques : search sfcg.org; telecopie : 001/202 232 6718 et  eccg eccg.be; telecopie : 0032/ 02. 732 30 33 pour le vendredi 29 mars 2013 au plus tard.  Veuillez consulter leurs sites web : www.eccg.be et www.sfcg.org pour obtenir une description detaillee du poste et prendre connaissance de leurs activites. 

b. ACORD: VACANCIES
Closing date for applications: 4th April 2013

FUNDRAISER AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER                                    
ACORD is seeking to recruit a Fundraiser and Communications Officer, based in their Nairobi office, to enable area and thematic programmes to increase the level of income being raised from national and regional sources within Africa and assure the quality of communication with all their stakeholders.

ASSISTANT PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR (ADVOCACY)
ACORD is seeking to recruit an Assistant Programming Director (Advocacy) who will be based in their Nairobi office. The post holder will be developing ACORD's advocacy programme, ensuring that it is based on research arising from the programmes, ACORD's analysis of development in Africa, and that it contributes effectively to ACORD's mission.

There is also a shared role with the other APDs to support the Programming Director in the strategic development and management of ACORD's programming.

SOUTHERN SUDAN COORDINATOR
Salary 148,000 Kshs per month

ACORD is seeking to recruit a Southern Sudan Coordinator, who will be based in their Nairobi office. The brief will be to develop and take overall responsibility for the proper implementation of ACORD's research, advocacy, and activity agendas in non-government controlled areas of Southern Sudan. You will ensure good management of all aspects of the programme and the proper stewardship of the funds.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS:
For further information, including job descriptions for each of the above positions and application forms, contact: Recruitment Desk, ACORD, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF, UK. Email: recruitdesk acord.org.uk or fax: +44 (0)207 799 1868. Further information, job descriptions and application forms are also available on the ACORD website at: www.acord.org.uk

c. GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT NETWORK: NETWORK OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 4th April 2013
Salary: GB�,000 (pro rata: 1 day per week, 1 year contract)

The GADN is made up of over 80 representatives of leading organisations and institutions working on gender and development issues. Their members are based in the UK and they have links world-wide. They have a 15-year record of successful lobbying, training, advocacy and information exchange. The GAD Network was set up to:
- Share information and discuss concerns of NGOs and individuals working on gender, development and human rights
- Effectively lobby government on its development programme
- Provide expert advice and comment on policies and projects

The Network Officer will be responsible for the administration of the Gender and Development Network (GADN).

For a copy of the job description and further information, contact: Brita Fernandez Schmidt, WOMANKIND Worldwide, Viking House, 5-11 Worship St, London EC2A 2BH, UK. Email: brita womankind.org.uk

To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting your experience and abilities in relation to the job together with a CV to the above address.

d. SAFERWORLD: VACANCIES
Closing date for applications: 17th April 2013

Saferworld is an independent foreign affairs research organisation, working to identify, develop and publicise more effective approaches for tackling and preventing armed conflicts. They are seeking to recruit the following staff.

PROGRAMME MANAGER: CONFLICT PREVENTION
The post-holder will be responsible for planning, developing, managing and implementing Saferworld's Conflict Prevention Programme. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a senior policy, management or advocacy post.  Salary range:  �,600 - �,825.

PROJECT COORDINATOR: DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING
The post-holder will be responsible for co-ordinating Saferworld's work on conflict-sensitive approaches to development.  Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience in public policy research, advocacy or development work in Africa. Salary range:  �,425 - �,625.

To apply please send full CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience to: Sue Maskell, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK.  Deadline for applications: 17th April 2013.   For job description and further information:  http://www.saferworld.org.uk/vaca.htm


 
 
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