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26TH JUNE 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Online course in conflict resolution (1-26 July 2013)
b. Humanitarian Aid: Principles and Practice (17-19 July 2013)
c. Global Course on Leadership for Environment and Human Security (12-30 August 2013)
d. Mango financial management courses in Zambia
August 2013
e. Responding to Conflict: Courses for the last half of 2013
        - Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills (8-22 September 2013)
        - Strengthening Policy and Practice - Practical Strategies for Working in Tension and
        Conflict (18-22 November 2013)
f. Courses in Development Policy, Planning and Management (28 September - 14 December 2013)
g. Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding - Masters Programme (May 2014)
   
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Media Representation of Islamic Societies and War (1-2 July 2013)
b. Creating Conditions for Peace: What Role for the UN and Regional Actors? (1-3 July 2013)
c. From Global Markets to Global Justice: Expanding Democracy and Justice in a Globalising World (13 July 2013)
d.  HIV/AIDS and Education in Southern Africa: What Can We Do (18 July 2013)
e. Stories And Strategies - Nonviolent Resistance And Social Change (3-10 August 2013)
f.  Human Security in a Changing World (13-18 August 2013)
g. International Nordic-Kurdish Cultural Heritage Conference (4-6 September 2013)
 
3. New Resources
  Publications:
a. Conducting Conflict Assessments: Guidance Notes
b. Small Arms and Light Weapons: A UK Policy Briefing
c. Political Armies - The Military and Nation Building in the Age of Democracy
d.  Enter Economism, Exit Politics - Experts, Economic Policy and the Damage to Democracy
e.  The Aftermath - Women in Post-Conflict Transformation
f. Conflict Unending?: India-Pakistan Tensions Since 1947
g.  Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action
h.  Global Policy on Women Peace and Security in Practice: National and Regional Consultations on Resolution 1325
  Online:
a. a. Strengthening democracy: can CSOs help?
b. Assessing the odds for peace: conflict resolution in theory and practice
c. Dealing with democratic deficits: helping democracy deliver the goods
d. Divide and Rule: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conflict
e. Central Asia: Water and Conflict
f. The Private Sector and Conflict Prevention Mainstreaming
g. How has the Gujarat Massacre Affected Minority Women? The Survivors Speak
h. Guide to Afghanistan's Power Brokers
i. Ecological Sources of Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward Innovative Conflict Prevention and Management Strategies
j. Zimbabwe: What Next?
k. Nuclear War in South Asia
 
4. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Caritas Internationalis: Part-time International Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Trainers (closing date: 1 July 2013)
b. International Cooperation for Development: Local NGO Capacity Building Project - Somaliland (closing date: 5 July 2013)
        - Capacity Building Advisor - Hargeisa, Somaliland
        - Advocacy Trainer - Hargeisa, Somaliland
c. Conscience: Campaigns and Parliamentary Officer (closing date: 9 July 2013)
d. Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Research Analysts
closing date: 1 August 2013)
        - Central European and Eastern Adriatic Research Group
        - Global Issues Research Group
        - Eastern Research Group
        - South and South East Asia Research Group
e. Short & long-term print trainers (Afghanistan)

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. ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION
1-26 July 2013

Network University in cooperation with the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University

Four-week online certificate course in Conflict Resolution, offered for the thirteenth time. The course is designed for professionals that work in conflict areas and students with a special interest in the topic.

The aim of the program is to help prepare participants for work in conflict areas or to make their work more effective: by giving them more insight into the processes in conflicts and the roles of different organisations.

For more information, contact Lambrecht Wessels on email: tcc netuni.uva.nl or visit their website at: www.netuni.nl/demos/tcc/ (recently updated). Other courses will be offered in Autumn 2013.

b. HUMANITARIAN AID: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
17-19 July 2013
Swiss Cottage, London

Run by International Health Exchange and trainers come from a wide range of organisations actively involved in humanitarian assistance.

This course will help participants better understand the complexity of the diverse environments in which humanitarian assistance takes place, the characteristics of the various actors involved in emergency and disaster situations, and the underlying legal framework that should underpin their actions. It concludes with a detailed look at the Sphere project that seeks to establish minimum standards in disaster response on the basis of a rights-based approach. Useful for anyone involved, or planning to be involved, in humanitarian assistance.

For more details, contact Marion or Tanith at International Health Exchange: +44 (020) 7620 3333; email: info ihe.org.uk; or see IHE's website at: www.ihe.org.uk

c. GLOBAL COURSE ON LEADERSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SECURITY
12-30 August 2013
Jordan and South Africa

United Nations University Leadership Academy's global course on Leadership for Environment and Human Security will take place in Jordan and South Africa during August 2013. The Academy's goal is to enable the participants to "learn about leadership directly from leaders". Participants have the unique opportunity to interact with global and national experts.

The academy offers an core curriculum on leadership including History of leadership, Contemporary Theories of Leadership, Contexts of Leadership, Ethics of Leadership, Individual Leadership Analysis and Development. Global Human Values required to meet contemporary global challenges is an integral component of the curriculum as developed by the Academy.

The course will take place in Amman followed by a field visit to Johannesburg (25-30 August 2013) to provide the participants with the necessary experiential learning on efforts at sustainable development and human security. This will also involve participation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).

The participants of the course will be mid-career professionals in the age group 30-45 drawn from government, civil society, corporate world and academia all over the world.

Interested Participants can download the programme schedule and the application package from: http://www.la.unu.edu/global-course/esh-announcement.html

For further details, please contact: Dr Vinayak Rao, Programme Officer on email: rao la.unu.edu or Mr Khalid Akhal, Programme Assistant on email: akhal la.unu.edu

d. MANGO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COURSES IN ZAMBIA
August 2013
Venue: The Commonwealth Youth Centre, Lusaka

Mango's finance training programme, tailored to the needs of the NGO sector, is coming to Lusaka, Zambia in August 2013.  The two courses will be especially relevant if you have partners in the region and wish to help build their financial management capacity.

FM1: PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR NGOs: GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 2013

The 5-day FM1 course provides a solid and practical introduction to financial management for NGOs.  It covers 'the building blocks' and tools of financial management:
- keeping and understanding accounts
- financial planning and budgeting
- internal control and audit
- financial reporting and monitoring.

It also looks at managing the important relationship with donors and supports, and how to integrate financial management into programme operations.

The course is aimed at non-finance managers and at finance staff wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding of financial management and the role it plays in successful programme management.


FM3 WORKING WITH SOUTHERN PARTNERS - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR PROGRAMME MANAGERS
Weds 14th to Fri 16th August 2013

This 3-day intensive course has been specially designed for non-financial programme managers who work with and support local partner NGOs.  It aims to build the skills and confidence of programme managers to support partners in providing cost effective, controlled and accountable project implementation.

Course content includes:
- the building blocks of a robust financial management system
- identifying practical financial management challenges in the field
- assessing partners' financial capacity
- financial reporting and monitoring

For more information or to book places, please contact: Barbara Johnstone, Administrator on email: bjohnstone mango.org.uk or Terry Lewis, Training Manager on email: tlewis mango.org.uk

For further information about Mango, visit their website at: www.mango.org.uk

e. RESPONDING TO CONFLICT: COURSES IN THE LAST HALF OF 2013
CERTIFICATE IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS
8-22 September 2013
Offered by the Richardson Institute and the Management School at Lancaster University, in partnership with Responding to Conflict

The Certificate will be taught as an intensive residential course at Lancaster University and aims to provide practical skills-based training in the handling of social and political conflict. Applications and enquiries should be made to: Project Director, Ms Sally Watson, c/o Department of Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YL, UK. Email enquiries to: Sally.Watson lancaster.ac.uk. Tel: +44 (0)1524 593468.

STRENGTHENING POLICY AND PRACTICE - PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR WORKING IN TENSION AND CONLFICT
18-22 November 2013

Information sheet and application form available from: Responding to Conflict, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LJ, UK. Telephone: +44 (0)121 415 5641; Fax: +44 (0)121 415 4119; Email: enquiries respond.org.

The Responding to Conflict website can be found at: www.respond.org

f. COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
28 September - 14 December 2013
Development Studies Centre, School of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham

Intensive 11-weeks, 600 study hours; 250 teaching hours

Development Studies Courses (11-week very intensive) at Selly Oak have now been in existence for 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.

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

g. DEGREE IN HUMAN SECURITY AND PEACEBUILDING - MASTERS PROGRAMME
Commencing in May 2014
Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada

The Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding is designed to produce global leaders in humanitarian intervention, social reconstruction, peacemaking, and peacebuilding.  Created for those who work overseas in zones of potential conflict or where intrastate conflict has occurred, this two-year interdisplinary programme provides both the theoretical and practical skills necessary to help build peace and restore civil society to fractured countries.

For further information, contact: Royal Roads University, Peace & Conflict Studies Division, 2005 Sooke Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada V9B 5Y2. Email: rruconflict royalroads.ca; or visit their website at: www.royalroads.ca/pcs

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2. Seminars and conferences

a. MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF ISLAMIC SOCIETIES AND WAR
1-2 July 2013
University of Sussex

Media representation of Islamic Societies and War' is the theme of an international conference sponsored by the British Academy at the University of Sussex this 1-2 July. The interdisciplinary gathering will include panels on Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, the Balkans and Kashmir and will focus more on self-representation of Islamic societies than the more traditional concerns with Western media.

For further details and booking contact Gregory Kent on +44 (0)20 7274 9970 or email:gregkent onetel.net.uk

b. CREATING CONDITIONS FOR PEACE: WHAT ROLE FOR THE UN AND REGIONAL ACTORS?
1-3 July 2013
678th Wilton Park Conference

How can conflict prevention be better practiced, particularly long-term structural prevention? How can the UN's conflict prevention capacity be strengthened and its structural prevention and capacity building activities be implemented more systematically? What are the appropriate roles of regional and sub-regional organizations, and when should the UN leave them to lead? How can co-operation between these actors be optimized?

Enquiries about participation and local travel to: Wilton Park Conference Administrator, Bernadette McBride at email: Bernadette.Mcbride wiltonpark.org.uk; Fax: +44 (0)1903 815931; Tel: +44 (0)1903 817765.  Address: Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ, UK.

Enquiries about the programme to: Isobelle Jaques, Associate Director, Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3DZ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1903 817781; Fax: +44 (0)1903 814217; Email: isobelle.jaques wiltonpark.org.uk

Or visit their website at: www.wiltonpark.org.uk

c. FROM GLOBAL MARKETS TO GLOBAL JUSTICE: EXPANDING DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD
Saturday 13 July 2013
Imperial College, London
Organised by One World Trust

This conference is held in conjunction with the 24th World Congress of the World Federalist Movement, taking place from July 11-15, 2013 at the Imperial College in London.  The day will be comprised of a series of public seminars focused on the issues of globalisation, justice, human security and international democracy.

This event will be addressed by a group of distinguished, high calibre speakers including:
Lloyd Axworthy, the former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Elizabeth May, Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada; and
Pierre Sane, Assistant Director General for Social Sciences, Human Sciences, and Human Rights at UNESCO.
Policy makers, leaders of NGOs and IGOs, professors and academics, youth organisations and people interested in current international affairs will be in attendance.

For more information and to download the registration form, visit: www.oneworldtrust.org or contact: Charlene Ching, WFM Congress Organiser, email: chingc parliament.uk; tel: +44 (0)20 7219 3825.

d. HIV/AIDS AND EDUCATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: WHAT CAN WE DO
Thursday 18th July, 9.15am - 5.45pm
Venue: Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Organised by the Canon Collins Educational Trust for South Africa

The objectives of this conference are not only to raise awareness on the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on education in Southern Africa but also to encourage partnerships that facilitate the exchange of skills and resources between NGOs, trades unions, the private and public sectors in the UK and partners in Southern Africa.

Speakers include:
Professor William Makgoba, President of the Medical Research Council in South Africa
Professor Michael J Kelly of the University of Zambia
Promise Mthembu of the International Community of Women Living with AIDS
Dr Nicola Swainson of the University of Sussex
Dr Elaine Unterhalter of the Institute of Education
Mark Thorpe of VSO Mozambique.

For booking forms and more information contact: Canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa (CCETSA), 22 The Ivories, 6 Northampton Street, London N1 2HY, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7354 1462; Fax: +44-(0)20 7359 4875; E-mail: ccetsa gn.apc.org;  Updated information about the conference and a booking form will can also be obtained from their website at: www.canoncollins.org.uk

e. STORIES AND STRATEGIES - NON VIOLENT RESISTANCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
3-10 August 2013
Dublin, Ireland
War Resisters' International Triennial Conference

War Resisters' International's conference Stories and Strategies - Nonviolent Resistance and Social Change will bring together peace, social justice and human rights activists from around the world to discuss how to make the world less violent and less militarised. "As wars and acts of terrorism have increased in recent months, this event has taken on a new importance."

For more information, visit http://www.wri-irg.org/tri/2013/index.htm, or contact: WRI Triennial Office, 84 Templeville Drive, Templeouge, Dublin 6W, Ireland. Tel/fax: +353 1 406 3060; Email: dublin wri-irg.org

e. PEACEBUILDING INITIATIVES
2-10 August 2013
Caux, Switzerland

Courageous people in conflict situations around the world are working in the belief that there are better ways than violence to achieve justice and shift entrenched attitudes.

Agenda for Reconciliation offers a chance to explore the implications of peacebuilding, in the context of globalising responsibility, to enhance human security. Plenary themes include:
- The state of the world
- Answering anger, mistrust and fear
- Towards partnership between Islamic and western cultures
- Courage: the ordinary person's role in restoring hope
- Lessons learned in peacebuilding
- Taking lessons home

For further information, contact the Caux Conference Secretariat, Mountain House, CH-1824 Caux, Switzerland. Email: info@qed.org.uk or visit their website at: www.caux.ch

Further information on Agenda for Reconciliation is available from: 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7798 6000; Fax: +44 (0)20 7798 6001; Email: afr mra.org.uk; Website: http://www.caux.ch/afr/

f. HUMAN SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD
13-18 August 2013
Caux, Switzerland

Our world is being torn apart by inequalities and injustices, which can lead to a climate of fear and hate, distrust and prejudice. In a world of limited resources many show an increasing desire for material wealth, while the vast majority of the world's population is groping for the basic necessities of life. While some have access to information and education, large parts of the world appear to be forgotten. The result is a world in which corruption, pollution and terrorism are spreading. Traditional concepts of security through military means have failed to meet the needs of individuals and societies. Are we, then, on the brink of global disintegration?

This conference will bring people from different backgrounds together to explore some of the root causes of conflict and warfare. It will focus on different aspects of human security: at home, at work, in the environment and in an interdependent world.

For further information, contact the Caux Conference Secretariat, Mountain House, CH-1824 Caux, Switzerland. Email: info@qed.org.uk or visit their website at: www.caux.ch

g. INTERNATIONAL NORDIC-KURDISH CULTURAL HERITAGE CONFERENCE
4-6 September 2013
University of Bergen, Norway

Kurdish cultural heritage is rooted in one of the world's oldest cultures, the Mesopotamian. Through the ages, this heritage has been subject to injustices, neglect and repression, or has been eclipsed by other cultures. Important components of the original cultural heritage have disappeared or have been destroyed. Numerous examples may be given of how valuable or irreplaceable Kurdish physical heritage are endangered or destroyed, like the threat posed by the Illusi Dam in Kurdistan (Turkey), where the oldest Kurdish city, Hasankeyf, soon is to be covered by water.

This conference will highlight and focus on Kurdish cultural heritage from a range of different scientific perspectives. Secondly, the conference will represent a space where Kurdish researchers and intellectuals may focus on common cultural heritage, and discuss how it may both survive and be prolonged within its current marginal conditions. The third, and perhaps most important reason, is that the conference may contribute to establish social and research networks consisting of Kurdish and Nordic researchers and intellectuals, within different fields.

The International Nordic-Kurdish Cultural Heritage Conference is a co-operative project between the Centre for Development Studies and the Department for Cultural Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. The conference is the first major international research conference focusing on Kurdish cultural heritage held.

The registration fee for the conference is NOK 1.050. This includes also lunch at the Conference Hotel Thursday and Friday. The formal Conference Dinner on Friday night is optional, and cost an additional NOK 450.

For further information, contact: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bergen, Nygardsgaten 5 N-5015 Bergen, Norway. Fax: +47 55 58 98 92; E-mail: post sfu.uib.no or visit their website at: www.svf.uib.no/sfu/welcome.htm

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3.  New Resources

Publications:

a. CONDUCTING CONFLICT ASSESSMENTS: GUIDANCE NOTES

The UK Department for International Development is pleased to announce the release of DFID's recent publication, 'Conducting Conflict Assessments: Guidance Notes'.

The aim of these Guidance Notes is to provide a resource to help identify and analyse sources of tension or conflict, assess conflict related risks in development programming, and develop options for policies and programmes that are sensitive to conflict.  They are a result of DFID's continuing efforts to improve the effectiveness of our development policy and programmes in contributing to conflict prevention and reduction.

The Guidance Notes are based on DFID's experience in conducting conflict assessments in eight countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.  A separate synthesis report, summarising the findings of these assessments, is also available from DFID.

If you would like to obtain copies of this document please log onto www.dfid.gov.uk , where you can order this publication electronically.  For any further information, please contact Lorraine Po in CHAD on + 44 (0) 20 7023 0758, or email: l-po dfid.gov.uk

b. SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS: A UK POLICY BRIEFING
Department for International Development

Small arms and light weapons have a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of poor people all over the world. There are an estimated 550 million small arms and light weapons in circulation: one for every 10 people on the planet. The easy access to these weapons exacerbates conflicts, facilitates violent crime and terrorism, thwarts post-conflict reconstruction and undermines long-term sustainable development. Small arms and light weapons are the weapons of choice for criminals and combatants alike. They are cheap, durable and robust, and easy to manufacture and copy. They can be assembled, transported and operated by children.

DFID, the FCO and the MOD recognise the need to address this global problem. We are working to secure tough controls to regulate the transfer, possession and use of small arms.  A joint DFID, FCO and MOD Small Arms and Light Weapons Reduction Programme aims to reduce the availability and demand for these weapons. DFID's Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs Department manages this £19.5 million programme which allocates resources to UN agencies, regional organisations, governments and NGOs seeking to develop local, national, regional and international measures to combat small arms problems.

For more information about the challenges, and UK policy and programmes, please see "Small Arms and Light Weapons: A UK Policy Briefing". The publication is accessible on DFID's website at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Pubs/files/salw_briefing.pdf. Hard copies of the report are available from DFID's public enquiry point (email: enquiry dfid.gov.uk, tel: 0845 300 4100).

c. POLITICAL ARMIES - THE MILITARY AND NATION BUILDING IN THE AGE OF DEMOCRACY
Editors: Kees Koonings & Dirk Kruijt

Does the withdrawal of armies from direct rule in most countries herald an end to their role as actors in domestic politics? Has political intervention by the military been superseded?  This comparative examination of the politicized armed forces looks at:
- the consequences of military rule for nation building and economic development
- the effects of the passing of the Cold War and the rise of globalization on the political role of the military
- the role of political armies in the consolidation of civil politics and democratic governance
- the lessons for policy makers in global governance and post-conflict reconstruction

The contributors build on successive theories about the role of the military in politics and look to the future. The most threatening scenario may be a proliferation of armed actors and the rise of privatized forces of law and order.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 979 0 hbk GBP49.95/US$75.00
1 85649 980 4 pbk GBP16.95/US$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 Bookswebsite at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

d. ENTER ECONOMISM, EXIT POLITICS - EXPERTS, ECONOMIC POLICY AND THE DAMAGE TO DEMOCRACY
Author: Teivo Teivainen, University of Helsinki

All over the world, public participation in democratic politics is declining sharply. Why and how has democracy come to be undermined in this way? First, neo-liberal ideologists have successfully persuaded people that economic considerations take first priority and are neutral, technical matters outside the realms of politics and democratic control. Second, national sovereignty, particularly over economic and fiscal strategy, has been placed into the hands of external institutions - notably the IMF and the US Government. Teivo Teivainen explores this redefinition of the boundaries of the economic and the political spheres. Drawing on the example of the Latin American debt crisis and, in particular, Peru, he reflects on the tendency in the world at large and suggests how the adverse consequences for democratic institutions might be reversed in future.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 034 9 0 hbk GBP49.95/US$65.00
1 84277 035 7 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

e. THE AFTERMATH - WOMEN IN POST-CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
Editors: Sheila Meintjies, University of Witwatersrand, Anu Pillay & Meredeth Turshen, Rutgers University

What happens to women in the aftermath of war? This book asserts that for women there is no aftermath - a truce does not end gendered violence. It asks how transitions from war to peace and from authoritarian to democratic regimes can become opportunities for real social transformation. It presents an honest accounting of what women lose and gain in wartime and how they organise, and analyses why they fail to consolidate their gains. It reflects on how war changes identities, on the myths that men and women invent about each other in wartime, and on the problems of reconciliation and women's solidarity. It focuses on shifts in gender relations during post-conflict reconstruction and transformation. The contributors consider the relation of the state to society in the aftermath, searching for a vision of the transformed society. The second part documents the varied nature of war and post-war situations.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 066 7 0 hbk GBP42.50/US$59.95 
1 84277 067 5 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 Bookswebsite at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

f. CONFLICT UNENDING? INDIA-PAKISTAN TENSIONS SINCE 1947
Simit Ganguly
(From the Coexistence Noticeboard)

Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas. Indian nationalist leadership chose to hold on to this Muslim-majority state to prove that minorities could thrive in a plural, secular polity. Pakistani nationalists argued with equal force that they could not part with Kashmir as part of the homeland created for the Muslims of South Asia. Ganguly authoritatively analyzes why hostility persists even after the dissipation of the pristine ideological visions of the two states and discusses their dual path to overt acquisition of nuclear weapons, as well as the current prospects for war and peace in the region. Sumit Ganguly is professor of Asian studies and government at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a fellow and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. His previous books include The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace.

ISBN/PRICE:
023112368X hbk US$$49.50 
0231123698 pbk US$$18.50

For further information, contact: Columbia University Press, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023, USA. Tel: 1-800-944 8648, F: 1-800-944 1844; Website: www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/index.html or for sales outside the USA, see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/sales/idx_int.html for contact details.

g. GENDER AND CONFLICT EARLY WARNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
Eugenia Piza-Lopez (International Alert) and Susanne Schmeidl (Swiss Peace Foundation)

To receive copies of the publication in hard copy or the pdf version, email Bethan Cobley at International Alert: bcobley international-alert.org

h. GLOBAL POLICY ON WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY IN PRACTICE: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONSULTATIONS ON RESOLUTION 1325
International Alert, May 2013

This summary aims to distil some of the main findings and focus issues from three recent consultations. The first organised by International Alert (IA) in January 2013 in Nepal, the second also organised by IA in Russia for the Southern Caucasus region in March 2013, and the third jointly organised by the Africa office of the Urgent Action Fund in collaboration with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) hosted by Kituo Cha Katiba (the Ugandan based East African Center for Constitutional Development) and facilitated by WILPF and IA in March 2013.

To recieve copies of either publication in hard/pdf versions, email Bethan Cobley at International Alert: bcobley international-alert.org

Online:

a. STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY: CAN CSOs HELP?
Richard C Crook, Institute of Development Studies
(From ID21 Issue No 69)

The creation of a workable democracy is a prime concern for many conflict-torn societies. A challenge faced in the past by Bosnia and Uganda, it is one that Afghanistan is likely to have to face in the near future. How far can civil society organisations (CSOs) help (re)-build democracy?

The full article is available at: http://www.id21.org/society/s10brc1g1.html

Or for further information, contact: Richard C. Crook, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1273 678276; Fax: +44 (0)1273 621202 / 691647; Email: richardc ids.ac.uk

b. ASSESSING THE ODDS FOR PEACE: CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Hugh Miall, Oliver Ramsbotham and Tom Woodhouse
(From ID21 Issue No 69)

Is the field of conflict resolution a western liberal imposition or does it have global relevance? Has it grown out of its Cold War roots? Can civil and international conflicts be prevented, managed and resolved? Should the international community use force? What lessons have we learned from successful peace processes in recent years?

For the full article, see: http://www.id21.org/society/s10chm1g1.html

Or for further information, contact: Hugh Miall, The Richardson Institute for Peace and Conflict Research, Department of International Relations, University of Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YL, UK. Email: h.miall lancaster.ac.uk or Oliver Ramsbotham / Tom Woodhouse, Department of Peace Studies, Pemberton Building, University of Bradford BD7 1DP, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1524 594262; Fax: +44 (0)1524 494238; Email: o.p.ramsbotham bradford.ac.uk or t.woodhouse bradford.ac.uk

c. DEALING WITH DEMOCRATIC DEFICITS: HELPING DEMOCRACY DELIVER THE GOODS
Robin Luckham, Anne Marie Goetz, Mary Kaldor
(From ID21 Issue No 69)

Contemporary governance theories assume that democracy fosters equality, prosperity and peace. Is life really so simple? Is the development of a democratic political culture catalysed by political institutions or is it the other way round? How can we evaluate the durability or fragility of democratic values and institutions in developing countries?

For the full article, see: http://www.id21.org/society/S10brl1g3.html

For further information, contact: Robin Luckham, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1273 678782; Fax: +44 (0)1273 621202/691647; Email: R.Luckham ids.ac.uk

d. DIVIDE AND RULE: UNDERSTANDING THE INDIA-PAKISTAN CONFLICT

Links to 30 online articles on the India-Pakistan conflict from the March 2013 issue of Press for Conversion! magazine.  They are sorted into the following categories: historical context, Kashmir, nuclear weapons and the arms trade.

Available online at: http://www.ncf.ca/coat/our_magazine/links/issue47/issue47.htm

Hard copies of the magazine are also available. For further information and costs, contact: Richard Sanders, Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT), 541 McLeod Street, Ottawa ON  K1R 5R2, Canada. Tel: +1 613-231-3076; Email: ad207 ncf.ca; Website: www.ncf.ca/coat

e. CENTRAL ASIA: WATER AND CONFLICT
International Crisis Group report

Water and energy issues have been second only to Islamic extremism as a source of tension in recent years in Central Asia. The rate of water use has increased rapidly after the collapse of the Soviet Union and is now unsustainable without major improvements in the way in which the five states of the region work with each other. Until now, however, failure to cooperate has frequently compounded problems. An annual cycle of disputes over water contributes to an  uneasy political climate.  A multifaceted regional approach is needed that addresses energy, agriculture and demographic aspects of water use. Donor countries should ensure that their assistance includes measures to improve regional cooperation and solve political as well as technical problems.

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

f. THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND CONFLICT PREVENTION MAINSTREAMING
Alistair Campbell

This is the first of several reports that identify a role for CIFP (Country Indicators for Foreign Policy) in providing a risk assessment service to the private sector. In discussing the role of the private sector in preventing violent conflict, this report focuses primarily on multinational corporations (MNCs). Issues related to the risks and responsibilities of MNCs in conflict-prone regions are distinct from those concerning other types of private sector actors. Large companies involved in foreign direct investmetn in the extractive, infrastructure and heavy industry sectors are of particular interest, due to the heightened potential for their activities to exacerbate conflict. In addition, MNCs are likely more able to implement conflict prevention mainstreaming strategies than smaller domestic enterprises for a variety of reasons. Therefore, the analysis in the report relates specifically to the risk assessment needs of MNCs.

The report is available online at: www.carleton.ca/cifp/docs/mncsriskassessmentreport12.pdf or for further information, see the CIFP website at: www.carleton.ca/cifp

g. HOW HAS THE GUJARAT MASSACRE AFFECTED MINORITY WOMEN? THE SURVIVORS SPEAK
(From The Drum Beat)

Report from a five-day fact-finding mission from March 27 - March 31, 2013, to assess the impact of the continuing violence on minority women in Gujarat.

For further information, see: http://www.comminit.com/Materials/sld-4682.html

h. GUIDE TO AFGHANISTAN'S POWERBROKERS

Information about who's who at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/2015/war_on_terror/after_the_taleban/default.stm>

i. ECOLOGICAL SOURCES OF CONFLICT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: TOWARD INNOVATIVE CONFLICT PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Author: Jeremy Lind, African Centre for Technology Studies
(From the Coexistence Noticeboard)

The report of the 'Consultative Session and Regional Conference on the Ecological Sources of Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward Innovative Conflict Prevention and Management Strategies' is now available online at: www.acts.or.ke/Eco%20Policy%20Brief3.pdf or for more information, visit the website of the African Centre for Technology Studies at: www.acts.or.ke; Email: acts cgiar.org

j. ZIMBABWE: WHAT NEXT?
International Crisis Group Report

While Zimbabwe has slipped off the radar for most policy makers and the media, its crisis is deepening. Party-to-party talks between the ruling ZANU-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change initially made progress but collapsed in mid-May. Now serious internal fissures threaten to radicalise the MDC. Its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has begun to speak of switching to mass public protests within weeks if there is no movement toward new elections. All indications are that this would draw a sharp response from the government and set off a cycle of much more serious domestic conflict. Zimbabwe's neighbours and the broader international community must pressure ZANU-PF to end the violence and return to the negotiating table. The objective should be some form of a transitional administration, which reforms the constitution and prepares for new elections.

For the full report, see: www.crisisweb.org

k. NUCLEAR WAR IN SOUTH ASIA
By Matthew McKinzie, Zia Mian, M.V. Ramana, and A.H. Nayyar

A policy report from Foreign Policy in Focus which examines the human costs of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan available at: http://www.fpif.org/papers/nuclearsasia.html

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5. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS: PART-TIME INTERNATIONAL PEACEBUILDING AND RECONCILIATION TRAINERS
Closing date for applications: 1st July 2013
Starting date for positions: September 2013

Caritas Internationalis is implementing a global training initiative in peacebuilding and reconciliation based on a training of trainers manual developed over the last year.  Caritas seeks four qualified part-time trainers to serve as a core team that will conduct eight regional
trainings over the next two years, assist Caritas staff and partners in developing training strategies for their regions, and evaluate the impact of the training initiative during each training workshop as well as after the process has been completed.

Responsibilities:
- Attend planning and orientation workshop with other core trainers
- In teams of two, conduct at least four week-long regional trainings for 15 to 20 participants
- Assist participants in developing regional training strategies
- Design and manage evaluation plan for each workshop

Qualifications:
- Background in peacebuilding or international development
- Three to five years of training experience
- Willingness and ability to travel overseas throughout a two-year period
- Ability to train in multi-cultural and diverse settings
- Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques
- Trainers should be proficient in Spanish, French or English.  All trainers must be able to communicate with one another in English.
- Applicants should have a knowledge and appreciation of the role of the Catholic Church in peace making and reconciliation.

If interested, please send CV and short description of your training experience to: Pierre Cibambo at email: cibambo caritas.va by July 1st, 2013.

Caritas Internationalis seeks a diverse group of applicants for these positions. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

b. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT: LOCAL NGO CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT - SOMALILAND
Closing date for applications: 5th July 2013

ICD is looking to recruit two development workers to work with a range of local NGOs, LNGOs, in Somaliland assisting in building their capacity and specific skills for community development activities.

CAPACITY BUILDING ADVISOR - Hargeisa, Somaliland
Two Year Contract

Will help to develop LNGO understanding in the areas of human rights, women's leadership issues, conflict prevention and peace building. The postholder will play a key co-ordination role within the project. You should have a minimum of three years experience in an advisory capacity with NGOs and have proven experience in training/facilitation. Of particular importance is the ability to network and knowledge of at least one of the priority areas mention above. Knowledge of NGO capacity building and organisational development and NGOs roles in community development are essential.

ADVOCACY TRAINER - Hargeisa, Somaliland
Two Year Contract

You will work with LNGOs assisting in building their capacity to undertake advocacy initiatives relating to priorities such as human rights, women's rights and positive relationships with governmental bodies.  You should hold a relevant qualification plus a minimum three years experience within the NGO sector. Proven experience of designing, implementing and monitoring an advocacy programme and knowledge of capacity building within the NGO/CBO sectors are essential. Of particular importance is the ability to network at policy levels and knowledge of at least one priority area (human rights, women's leadership, conflict prevention and peace building).

ICD offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package and orientation training. Only completed ICD applications will be considered. Please do not send CVs only.

To apply: Job descriptions and an application form can be downloaded from: www.ciir.org or send an email to: Monica ciir.org specifying the title of the post. Alternatively, phone: + 44 (0)20 7288 8600; fax +44 (0)20 7359 0017 or write to: Unit 3, Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ, UK.

c. CONSCIENCE: CAMPAIGNS AND POLICY OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 9th July 2013
Salary: £19,600 pro rata (17 hours per week)

Conscience, the peace tax campaign is looking for a new Campaigns & Parliamentary Officer to start 2 September (ideally).

The Campaigns & Parliamentary Officer is responsible for facilitating supporters' lobbying, working with supporting MPs and organising other campaigning initiatives. The C&PO is one of two staff working from their small office in Archway.

Experience of membership-based campaigning, lobbying or working with MPs, administration and database work are desirable, as is a background in the voluntary sector. Conscience campaigns for the legal right for people who have a conscientious objection to war to have the military part of their taxes spent on peacebuilding initiatives.

Contact: Jon Nott, Conscience, Archway Resource Centre, 1B Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ, UK. Email: info conscienceonline.org.uk  with your name and postal address for an application pack.

d. FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE: RESEARCH ANALYSTS
Closing date for application: 1st August 2013
Salary: £20,240 - £36,158, based in London

Research Analysts contribute to British foreign policy by providing specialist analysis to policy makers in the FCO and elsewhere in government. Analysts focus on interpreting and assessing current political developments and emerging trends world wide, often adding historical insights including on UK policy. We have vacancies in four Research Groups for people with the right intellectual strengths and specialist knowledge. You will draw on and assess information from a wide range of sources in preparing your advice.

You will work most closely with colleagues in the FCO. You will also be expected to maintain contacts with experts outside government including through attending outside seminars and organising in-house briefings.

CENTRAL EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ADRIATIC RESEARCH GROUP
One-year fixed term contract Reference: B6603

They need to appoint an analyst for a one-year period, to provide research support and analysis on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. You should have extensive knowledge of the issues in, and the historical, social, economic and political background of, the South East European region and the above countries in particular, preferably based on previous experience within them.

GLOBAL ISSUES RESEARCH GROUP
One-year fixed term contract to provide cover for current incumbent, with the possibility of permanency Reference: B6604

They need to appoint an analyst for a one-year period, to provide cover on global issues. Particular emphasis will be on multilateral institutions, principally the United Nations, but also the Commonwealth, the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security Co-operation in Europe (but not the European Union) and transnational issues including human rights, peacekeeping, environmental issues, conflict prevention and gender.You must have a good general understanding of international relations, including international law and multilateral institutions. Some specialist knowledge of global environmental issues and institutions and a working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

EASTERN RESEARCH GROUP
One-year fixed term contract Reference: B6605

We wish to appoint an analyst, on a one-year fixed term contract, to provide analysis of the political scene in Russia and Belarus. You will monitor political developments in Russia, with emphasis on civil society, human rights, legal affairs, religion and media issues. You will also monitor developments in Belarus. It is essential that you have extensive knowledge of the region, and sound operational knowledge of spoken and written Russian.

SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ASIA RESEARCH GROUP
Three-year fixed term contract Reference: B6606

They wish to appoint an analyst on a three-year fixed term contract, to provide research and analysis mainly on India, but also on other South Asian Countries as required.You will follow closely the politics of India and other countries and provide analysis and background on key internal developments. India-Pakistan relations, including developments in Kashmir, will be a significant focus as will other major developments in relations between the countries of the region and further afield. You should have extensive knowledge of South Asian current affairs, a sound appreciation of relevant historical and geographical factors, and ideally have a track record of specialisation in the politics or international relations of the region.

All posts require good research and analytical skills. You will be expected to have a good honours degree in a relevant subject, and most likely, a post-graduate qualification. You will be expected to produce sound analysis, even when faced with large amounts of data, and often to short deadlines. You should be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally. You should be a good teamworker, flexible, and familiar with IT. You will normally have opportunities to visit your area or relevant institutions. Subject to official approval, you may be able to publish on your area. Further information about Research Analysts is available on the FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk

You must be a British citizen, have been a British citizen for at least five years, and have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least five years prior to the date of application ignoring any temporary periods overseas for work, study or travel.

For further particulars about the above posts and an application form (to be returned by 1 August 2013), please contact: Capita RAS, Innovation Court, New Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7JB, or telephone (01325) 745170 (24 hours); or fax (01256) 383787; or website: www.capitaras.co.uk Please quote the appropriate reference number.

e. INSTITUTE FOR WAR AND PEACE REPORTING: SHORT AND LONG-TERM PRINTER TRAINERS (AFGHANISTAN)
Salary: dependent on experience

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is looking to recruit senior print trainers to work on their Kabul-based projects to support the development of Afghan media professionalism. Successful applicants will have extensive editorial and field reporting experience, as well as a demonstrable ability to teach and conduct training programmes. Familiarity with basic office management and the capacity to run a small team of Afghan editors and translators is essential.

IWPR is currently working in Kabul and engaged in a long-term partnership with Media Action International of Geneva, in support of both existing journalists working across the state and independent media, as well as with the faculty of Journalism at Kabul University. Our training works to produce real-time stories on the political and recovery process for dissemination to both the local and international community.

Timing: Provisional on new funding being secured, they are now looking for two new hires to replace their current staff member in Kabul. Trainers will be hired by mid-July, after which they will immediately be enrolled in a UK-based course for living and working in hostile environments.  Trainers will be in position in Afghanistan on or around 1 August 2013. Placements will last from three to six months.

They are also very interested in hearing now from candidates who are interested in the possibility of a Kabul training position later in the year or in early 2014.
       
Main Duties of trainers:
- to commission articles, arrange translations and edit articles under the guidance of IWPR's Afghan Programme Co-ordinator in London
- to provide one-on-one training and feedback to journalists through the editorial process
- to conduct training workshops and seminars on topics related to journalism and the media
- to manage the local editing and translation process
- to assist in the development of training curricula for local institutions and IWPR
-       to keep accurate records of all training meetings, editorial assistance and other work, providing weekly reports to the London office
- to disseminate published materials to the local press
- to manage the local office, meet reporting deadlines and oversee local budgets

A full terms of reference will be provided to short-listed candidates. To apply send a brief CV to Training Co-ordinator Andrew Stroehlein at email: andrew iwpr.net. For further information about IWPR, see: www.iwpr.net

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