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23RD JULY 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Glencree Summer School: Moving Beyond Victimhood - How Do We Share Our Future? (16-18 August 2013)
b. INTRAC Five-Day Residential Courses (September 2013 - March 2014)
c. Peace Brigades International (PBI) Orientation Weekend for Potential International Observers (26-29 September 2013)
d. Conflict for a Change: Exploring the Uses of Drama in Conflict Management Situations (30 September - 2 October 2013)
e. Gender, Identity, Conflict and Development (1-14 December 2013)
f. INTRAC Three-Day Non-Residential Courses (December 2013 - March 2014)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Combatting Racial Discrimination in Fiji (29th July 2013)
b. Conflict Transformation: How Ordinary People Do It / Transforming September 11th (11 September 2013)
c. Post Conflict Reconstruction: Lessons Learnt and Best Practice (30 September - 4 October 2013)
 
3. Events and Campaigns
a. War Tax Resistance - Conscience Annual Event (27 July 2013)
b. Web debate: Truth, Reconciliation and Justice in Africa
 
4. Consultations and Notices
a. Indonesian Peacebuilding Directory
b. Call for Papers: Women and International Development Publications Series
 
5. New Resources
Publications:
a. Understanding and Supporting Security Sector Reform
b Gandhi's Way:  A Handbook of Conflict Resolution
c. KOLOR
d. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
e. The Key to Peace - Unlocking the Human Potential of Sudan
f. Humanitarian Action and Private Security Companies - Opening the Debate
 
  Online:
a. Ethnocentrism and Conflict: The Global Review of Ethnopolitics
b. Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action
c. Background Information on the IDP Situation in Somalia
d. Profile of Internal Displacement - Zimbabwe
e. Kashmir: Confrontation and Miscalculation
f. Sierra Leone's Elections: Politics as Usual?
g. Refugee Protection vs State Security: Is Convergence Possible?
h. Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS, UK
i. Enhancing Conflict Sensitive Development
j. Security and Peacebuilding Publications
k. The European Union and Its New Orientations: Cooperation with Ethiopia in Enhancing Peace and Development
 
Other Resources
a. Peace News: Antimilitarist Compilation CD
b. Linking Policy to Practice Video Series
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. United Nations, World Food Programme: Senior Evaluation Officer/Evaluation Officer (closing date: 26 July 2013)
b. Panos Eastern Africa: Media for Peace Programme Officer (closing date: 31 July 2013)
c. Vertic: Senior Researcher/Researcher - Arms Control and Disarmament Verification Programme (closing date: 8 August 2013)
d. International Cooperation for Development, CIIR: Organisational Development Advisor - Women's Solidarity, Namibia (closing date: 9 August 2013)
e. ALNAP: Consultant - Strengthening Protection Frameworks in Humanitarian Action (closing date: 9 August 2013)
f. Department for International Development: Social Development Advisor - DfID Support to the World Bank's Proposed Multi-Country Demobilisation and Reintegration Programme for the Great Lakes
g. Amnesty International: Head of Gender Unit (closing date: 30 August 2013)
 

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. GLENCREE SUMMER SCHOOL: MOVING BEYOND VICTIMHOOD - HOW DO WE SHARE OUR FUTURE?
16-18 August 2013
Glencree Centre for Reconciliation, Ireland

As we reflect on progress made over the last decade towards building a just and lasting peace, much credit must be given to our political leaders. Politicians have worked to protect the rights of their supporters and at the same time pursue goals which will prevent the suffering experienced by so many over the last 30 years from ever happening again.

Civil society and community leaders have also worked tirelessly towards making their constituencies safe and more open to difference. The new relationships between Dublin and London have also provided some signposts on this journey of peace.

The 9th Glencree Summer School provides a forum where political and civil society leaders can look to the future while respecting what has gone before. The question of how we on these islands can share our future together will be addressed from a wide range of political and civil society perspectives. Summer School participants, a microcosm of our society perhaps, will be given the opportunity to work with the speakers to answer this key question.

For further information, or to register, contact Helen Browne, Summer School Secretariat, Glencree Centre for Reconciliation, Glencree, Co Wicklow, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0)1 282 9711; Email: info glencree-cfr.ie or visit their website at:www.glencree-cfr.ie

b. INTRAC FIVE-DAY RESIDENTIAL COURSES
September 2013 - March 2014
Oxford, UK

INTRAC's workshops are designed for staff from European development NGOs and from NGO support organisations from across the world. The range of participants attending each event enables a rich exchange of experiences that are developed throughout the time we are together. Training is participatory and uses a variety of methods based on action learning principles such as case studies, group work, role play and peer support. This is complemented by presentations on relevant theoretical frameworks and emergent thinking and trends, which provide the participants with a reference point for their learning and an opportunity to locate their experiences within the wider body of thought.

INTRAC's training is designed to meet the needs of individuals and their organisations and therefore lays particular emphasis on the practical application by participants back in the work place.

Courses
23� September 2013         Advocacy and policy influencing
30 September�October 2013   An organisation development approach to capacity building
9� December 2013            Effective Management for development
13� January 2014              Managing a participative monitoring and evaluation process
10� February 2014            Organisational development

Cost: �0 fee includes four nights accommodation, meals, refreshments and course fees � please note that there is a reduced fee of �0 for early bookings.

For further information, or to apply, contact Rebecca Blackshaw, INTRAC, PO Box 563, Oxford, OX2 6RZ, UK. Tel: + 44 (0)1865 201 851; Fax: +44 (0)1865 201 852; Email: r.blackshaw or visit their website at:www.

c. PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL (PBI) ORIENTATION WEEKEND FOR POTENTIAL INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS
26-29 September 2013
Telscombe, Sussex, UK

Peace Brigades International, a humanitarian organisation committed to the non-violent resolution of conflicts, is holding an orientation weekend for those who would like to work as international observers in Colombia, Mexico or Indonesia. The weekend will take place in Telscombe, Sussex from the 26 to the 29th of September 2013 and will be an introduction to the work that PBI does and what is expected from volunteers.

If you are interested in attending the orientation weekend and would like to find out more about PBI's work please send your CV and an A4 SAE (54p) to: PBI UK, 1b Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ, UK. Email: pbiuk gn.apc.org; Tel: +44 (0)20 7281 5370; or visit their website at: www.peacebrigades.org

d. CONFLICT FOR A CHANGE: EXPLORING THE USES OF DRAMA IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SITUATIONS
30 September - 2 October 2013
Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter, UK

'Conflict for a Change' is a three-day experiential course in using drama and theatre to explore and manage conflict situations. From undertaking work with a 'difficult' youth group to working with people from across different political or religious divides in a war zone, working creatively with issues of conflict that is often fraught with difficulties. This intense three-day course will develop participants' understanding of how drama and theatre techniques can be used as a medium with groups to explore difficult issues and create opportunities for dialogue, problem solving and conflict resolution or management.

Established in 1989 Wolf + Water are known throughout the UK and Ireland and internationally for their work in developing creative and therapeutic approaches in drama and music with a wide variety of groups traditionally excluded from the arts, including offenders, people with learning difficulties, people with mental health problems and young people at risk.

In recent years, Wolf + Water have perhaps become best known for their working in using drama and the arts in the field of international conflict management with work in various zones of conflict, including the Middle East, the Balkans, Northern Ireland and the former Soviet Union.

Other upcoming Wolf + Water courses include:
September 9 - 11th 2013 - THE BIG MEAL - a training course for those wanting to use drama & music with people with learning difficulties

September  23rd - 25th 2013 - THEATRE OF ENGAGEMENT - a training course in using drama with young people

October 7th - 9th 2013 - THEATRE OF RESISTANCE - a training course on the use of drama with offenders

For further information, contact Wolf + Water Arts Company, Beaford Centre, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1805 603 628; Fax: +44 (0)1805 603 202; Email: w+w eclipse.co.uk or visit their website at: www.wolfandwater.org

e. GENDER, IDENTITY AND DEVELOPMENT
1-14 December 2013
The Gender and Development Training Centre, Haarlem, the Netherlands

This course aims to provide participants with the analytical tools to deepen their understanding of the link between gender, development and conflict. At the end of the course participants will have a better comprehension of the influence of gender on crisis prevention, conflict resolution, peace building and social reconstruction and will be able to apply their learnings into their working practice.

The deadline for applications is 25th October 2013. To obtain an application form or for more information, contact the Gender & Development Training Centre by email at:gen.dtc inter.nl.net or visit their website at:www.gender-training.nl for further information about this and other courses offered by the Gender and Development Training Centre.

f. INTRAC THREE-DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSES
December 2013 - March 2014
London, UK

This series of courses is designed for those who would like to have a broad understanding of the issue in question with an opportunity to reflect on the implication for their own work. INTRAC courses use a workshop-type methodology combining short presentations, group exercises and sharing of participants' own experience.

Courses
10-12 December 2013     Power and Partnerships
29-31 January 2014      Supporting southern advocacy   
24-26 February 2014     Civil society strengthening         
24-26 March 2014                Impact assessment:  How do we know we are making a difference?

Cost: �0 fee includes course fees, lunch and refreshments � please note that accommodation is not included in the fee. Participants are kindly requested to make their own accommodation arrangements. Early booking is recommended.

For further information, or to apply, contact Rebecca Blackshaw, INTRAC, PO Box 563, Oxford, OX2 6RZ, UK. Tel: + 44 (0)1865 201 851; Fax: + 44 (0)1865 201 852; Email: r.blackshaw ; or visit their website at:www.

2. Seminars and Conferencesni

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a. COMBATTING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN FIJI
Monday 29th July 2013, 1.00pm
Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper Street, Islington, London N1

Rev. Akuila Yabaki is visiting London on his way to make a submission on Fiji to the Commission on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva. While in London, he will be making a lunchtime address in the offices of Conciliation Resources.

Rev. Yabaki is the Executive Director of the Citizens Constitutional Forum (CCF) and the Chair of the NGO Coalition on Human Rights. He will be speaking on their work to combat racial discrimination in  Fiji and the issues addressed in their submission to CERD which include:
- The Prime Minister Qarase's exclusion of the Fiji Labour Party from the coalition government;
- The effects of the native land policies of the present government;
- The government's plans to introduce a more racially biased constitution.

Please confirm your attendance by contacting Andy Carl, Conciliation Resources on email: a.carl c-r.orgor tel: +44 (0)20 7359 7728. Feel free to bring your lunch. If you would like an electronic copy of the CCF submission to CERD let Conciliation Resources know.

For more information about the CCF, visit their website on:www.ccf.org.fj/about_us/index.html

b. CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE DO IT / TRANSFORMING SEPTEMBER 11TH
11th September 2013
Royal Opera House Theatre, London

'CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE DO IT' is a seminar to deepen understanding of the bases of violence and the tools available to transform it.

This day-seminar, to be held in conjunction with the evening concert "Transforming September 11th", will include presentation of state-of-the-art conflict resolution techniques, living examples of how it's done, and information on how to acquire the skills necessary.

Speakers include:
Simon Fisher, Responding to Conflict
Anat Levy-Reisman, Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
Mari Fitzduff, Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), Northern Ireland 
Richard Sambrook, Head of News, BBC

For further details, email:rose oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk or tel: +44 (0)1865 242 819. Tickets for the day-seminar at the Royal Opera House theatre on September 11th from 9.30am � 5.15 pm are available at the following prices:
Company executives: �0
Government officials: �
Non-governmental organisations: �
Bursaries available for unwaged and students.

'TRANSFORMING SEPTEMBER 11TH': Come to the Royal Opera House in the heart of London and discover, with Mark Rylance, David Oyelowo, Annabel Brooks and many other stars, how people are transforming terror into hope and power. To book tickets, call the Royal Opera House box office on (020) 7304 4000. The prices range from �, �, � to � standing. If you can't come on September 11th, come on the 10th or the 9th. There are only three performances. 

All proceeds go to Peace Direct, to fund the resolution of conflict and the prevention of war, supporting the unsung heroes on the frontline with tools, money and tried and tested techniques.

c. POST CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION: LESSONS LEARNT AND BEST PRACTICE
Wilton Park Conference
30 September - 4 October 2013

What have we learnt since the end of the Cold War about rebuilding  post-conflict societies? What determines whether such efforts succeed? Are women excluded in the reconstruction processes? Does the international community have the right structures and strategies to respond to conflict? How can a broad-based inclusive form of reconstruction be achieved? How can root causes be addressed so that conflict does not break out again?

Invited Speakers and Workshop leaders include: Sergio Vieira De Mello, Dennis McNamara, Lesley Abdela.

Key themes to run throughout the sessions will include:
- addressing the causes and dynamics of conflict
- preventing recurrence
- ensuring pro-poor peace.

Enquiries about participation and local travel to: Stephanie Lelliott, Wilton Park Conference Administrator, Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3DZ, UK. Email:stephanie.lelliott wiltonpark.org.uk; Tel: +44 (0)1903 817780; Fax: +44 (0)1903 815333.

Enquiries about the programme to: Dr Roger Williamson, Associate Director, Tel: +44 (0)1903 817737; Fax: +44 (0)1903 814445; Email:roger.williamson wiltonpark.org.uk or visit their website at:www.wiltonpark.org.uk

3. Events and Campaigns

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a. WAR TAX RESISTANCE - CONSCIENCE ANNUAL EVENT
Saturday 27 July 2013,10.30am -3.30pm
Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street, Hampstead, London

Canon Paul Oestreicher with speakers from War Resisters' International, Young Friends General Meeting, Mennonite Mission Network, as well as individual war tax resisters.

For more information, contact Jackie Hoskins, conscience, Archway Resource Centre, 1b Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ, UK. Tel: 0870 777 3223; Email:lobby conscienceonline.org.uk

b. WEB DEBATE: TRUTH, RECONCILIATION AND JUSTICE IN AFRICA

A web debate has been initiated on whether the time has come to create an African service provider's network on truth, justice and reconciliation issues.

Richard Carver, Brandon Hamber and Jon Lunn, three human rights activists with experience of these issues in southern and West Africa, have joined together to produce a discussion piece that first appeared in Pambazuka news in May 2013. The discussion piece, along with the first responses to it, can be found at the following address:http://www.liquid2k.com/africa.

If you are interested, please take a look and add your voice to the discussion.

4. Consultations and Notices

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a. INDONESIAN PEACEBUILDING DIRECTORY

Cordaid and Catholic Relief Services are currently putting together a directory of Indonesian civil society organisations working in the field of peacebuilding. This information is intended to facilitate networking between Indonesian peacebuilding organisations, donors and international organisations.

Do you support peacebuilding in Indonesia? Are you a donor or international organisation? The directory will also include a special section on donors and international organisations supporting peacebuilding from inside or outside Indonesia.

If you would like to be included in the directory, please send your contact details to email:pbdirect indosat.net.id so that they can send you a questionnaire. An Indonesian-language questionnaire is available for Indonesian donor organisations.

b. CALL FOR PAPERS: WOMEN AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PUBLICATIONS SERIES

Michigan State University's Women and International Development (WID) Publications Series invites you to submit your manuscript for review. The series focuses on the relationships between gender and global transformation and publishes reports of empirical studies and projects, theoretical analyses, and policy discussions that illuminate processes of change in the broadest sense. Individual papers in the series address a range of topics including women's historical and changing participation in economic and political spheres, intra- and inter-family role relationships, gender identity, women's health and health care, and the gender division of labor. We particularly encourage manuscripts that bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice.

The Working Papers on Women and International Development series features article-length manuscripts by scholars from a broad range of disciplines. It disseminates materials that are at a late stage of formulation and that contribute new understandings of women's economic, social, and political position amidst change.

The WID Forum series features short research and project reports and policy analyses of importance in the field. It disseminates papers that are brief or at an early stage of development and that contain insights that can inform scholarship and influence development policy and programs.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the WID Publication Series, please send a query stating the paper's topic to Dr. Anne Ferguson, Editor, at email:wid msu.edu.

After determining the suitability of your paper to the series, a style guide will be sent to help you prepare your manuscript for submission.

For further information, contact Women and International Development Program, 202 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University E. Lansing, MI 48824 USA. Tel: +1 517-353-5040; Fax: +1 517-432-4845; Email:wid msu.edu; or visit their website at:www.isp.msu.edu

5. New Resources

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Publications:

a. UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING SECURITY SECTOR REFORM
Department for International Development

Security Sector Reform is central to DFID抯 mission of poverty reduction. Badly managed and bloated security forces hamper development, discourage investment, and help to perpetuate poverty.  On the other hand, well-managed and effective security forces operating within institutional frameworks defined by law, can be a force for good. Security Sector Reform can help create stability, promote human rights, and achieve transparent and accountable security expenditure.

DFID抯 newly published paper, "Understanding and Supporting Security Sector Reform", provides practical guidance for DFID governance advisers and country programme managers considering working with partner governments on reforming the security sector, other donors and DFID's partners in developing and transition countries.

The guidelines focus on working within the defence sector. In this, DFID's primary role is to help with the governance agenda with a view to achieving appropriate, affordable and accountable security forces, and to ensure that civil society has a voice in defence issues. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office, and Ministry of Defence will support other aspects of reform.  This publication explains how UK government departments work together.

The guidelines should be read in conjunction with a publication entitled "Safety, Security and Access to Justice for All", which will issue shortly from DFID's Governance Department.  This publication will focus on police and justice reform.

"Understanding and Supporting Security Sector Reform" will soon be in PDF format on DFID's external website. Additional hard copies are available from email:enquiry dfid.gov.uk.

For further information regarding UK policy and programmes in this area, please contact Dick Baly (Senior Security Sector Adviser) at email:d-baly dfid.gov.uk

b. GANDHI'S WAY: A HANDBOOK OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
(From Coexistence Noticeboard - see: www.coexistence.net)

"Gandhi's Way" provides a primer of Mahatma Gandhi's principles of moral action and conflict resolution. It offers a step-by-step approach that can be used in any conflict — at home or in business; in local, national, or international arenas. The author sets out Gandhi's basic methods and illustrates them with practical examples to show how parties at odds can rise above a narrow view of self-interest to find resolutions that are satisfying and beneficial to all involved.

ISBN: 0-520-22344-6, March 2013
Cost:  USD 15.95, GBP 10.95

For further information contact:  University Presses of California, Columbia, & Princeton, Ltd., 1 Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9SA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1243 842 165;  Fax:+44 (0)1243 842 167; Email:
lois upccp.demon.co.uk; Website: www.ucpress.edu

c. KOLOR
(From Coexistence Noticeboard - see:www.coexistence.net)

KOLOR is a bi-annual Brussels-based publication which aims to focus on specialised anthropological articles or related methodologies in an accessible language destined to a wide public.  The topics relate to the broader field of migration, interculturalism, ethnicity, and racism. Forthcoming topics include: migration and remittances, Islam in the West, antisemitism and islamophobia, indigenous minorities around the Mediterranean, and mafias and international trafficking.

Cost: Subscription rate: Euro 24.00 plus postage.
Single copy rate: Euro 15.00 plus postage.

For further information, contact: Garant Publishers, Somersstraat 13-15, B-2018 Antwerp, Belgium. Tel: +32 (0)3 231 2900; Email: kolor garant.com

d. THE JOURNAL OF PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development(JPD)is a new tri-annual journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development, and peace.  The journal examines critical peacebuilding and development topics and questions that challenge our era including:
-People-centred development in divided societies
-Social and economic policy: conflicts and possible resolutions
-Development policies and practice: implications for conflict and peace
-Governance, human rights and human security 
-Reconciliation and justice
-Identities and relationships in conflict and development
-Globalization: impacts, trends and agency
-The economics of war and peace
-Poverty elimination and building a structure of peace
-Development assistance, humanitarian disasters and peacebuilding

Subscription costs:
Institutional North  US$150
Personal North  US$50
Personal South  US$30
Local Institutional South  S$50 

For further information or to order, contact: Betty Sitka, Center for Global Peace, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20156-8071, USA. Cheques should be made payable to: American University, The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

e. THE KEY TO PEACE - UNLOCKING THE HUMAN POTENTIAL OF SUDAN
Interagency Paper, May 2013
Save the Children (UK), Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, CARE International (UK), Tearfund

This report articulates the cost of Sudan's conflict and argues that the human potential of Sudan can only be unlocked through the support of a just and sustained peace. The report states that there are various opportunities for peace and development at community, national and international levels. The report calls for urgent and sustained action on the part of warring parties and the international community to bring about an immediate end to the suffering.  The report makes specific recommendations to warring parties and international governments and agencies in breaking the cycle of violence and humanitarian crises.

For further information, or to obtain a copy, contact Angus Murray, Sudan Desk Officer, Tearfund, 100 Church Street, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8QE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 8977 9144; Fax: +44 (0)20 8943 3594; Email: angus.murray tearfund.org.

f. HUMANITARIAN ACTION AND PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES - OPENING THE DEBATE

Tony Vaux, Chris Seiple, Greg Nakano, Koenraad van Brabant
International Alert

During the 1990s, the spread and changing nature of armed conflict has led to greater levels of insecurity for humanitarian operations and the need to find effective ways to ensure the safety and insecurity of aid workers. One option that aid agencies (non-governmental and UN) have turned to in order to address this concern is the hiring of private security companies to provide a range of services for the protection of staff and premises.

Whereas there has been considerable debate about the relationship between aid agencies and the military in regard to security management, little attention has been given to the increasing connections with the commercial sector in the form of private security companies. This report argues that it is time to take up the debate. It represents a preliminary attempt to assess the use of private security companies by aid agencies and to raise a number of the key issues.

For further information on this report and International Alert's programme on the Privatisation of Security, contact Michael Page, International Alert, 1 Glyn Street, London SE11 5HT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7793 8383; Fax: +44 (0)20 7793 7975; Email: mpage international-alert.org or visit their website at: www.international-alert.org

Online:

a. ETHNOCENTRISM AND CONFLICT: THE GLOBAL REVIEW OF ETHNOPOLITICS
Vol I, no 4, June 2013

An online journal with articles exploring the issue of Ethnopolitics; an issue which poses major challenges in conflict and peacebuilding in the Post-Cold War era,. available at: http://www.ethnopolitics.org/archive/volume_I/issue_4/issue_4.pdf

Articles in this issue:
- Virulent Ethnocentrism: A Major Challenge for Transformational Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Post-Cold War Era (Dennis J.D. Sandole)
- Analysing Political Exchanges between Minority and Majority Leaders in Romania (Narcisa Medianu)
- The Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria: Social Integration and Impact on Bulgarian - Turkish Relations, 1947-2000 (Lilia Petkova)
- The Price of Free Lunches: Making the Frontier Latvian in the Interwar Year - Aldis Purs         
- Ethnic Kurds, Endogenous Identities, and Turkey's Democratization and Integration with Europe (Murat Somer)
- Religion as a Peace Tool (Chadwick F. Alger)
- Kosovo and the Remaking of International Relations (David Chandler)
- The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources (Niall O Dochartaigh)
Available online at: www.ethnopolitics.org  

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

b. GENDER AND CONFLICT EARLY WARNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
International Alert and the Swiss Peace Foundation

This paper argues that a gender-sensitive approach could enrich our understanding of conflict early warning and preventive response systems. The incorporation of gender issues would concentrate early warning at a grassroots level, anticipating conflict before it spreads to high politics. This paper is divided in two, concluding with the identification of gaps in the framework presented, areas for further research and recommendations for policy.

Available online from: www.international-alert.org/women/Ewgender.pdf

For a paper copy to be sent to you please contactbcobley international-alert.org with your full contact details.

c. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE IDP SITUATION IN SOMALIA

The Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council has now updated its country profile on internal displacement in Somalia.

Since the 1970s Somalia has been in a state of fluctuating complex emergency, characterized by interstate and internal wars, major famines, and a serious humanitarian crisis in the 1990s, partly the result of international mismanagement. At the height of fighting in 1992, up to 2 million people were displaced and up to half a million had died. By mid-2013, rough estimates indicated that more than 400,000 were displaced in the country.

The Global IDP Database and country profiles can be accessed at:www.db.idpproject.org/Sites/idpSurvey.nsf/wCountries/Somalia or the complete profile can be sent to you on request from email:idpsurvey nrc.ch

d. PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: ZIMBABWE

Compilation of the information available in the Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

An assessment undertaken by the IDP Unit of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in May 2013 raised great concern about how the displacement situation in Zimbabwe could further deteriorate and how the absence of systematic information complicates a coordinated humanitarian response towards these vulnerable groups.  This preliminary analysis undertaken by the Global IDP Project confirms the urgent  need to fill important information gaps.

The profile is available online from: www.idpproject.org

e. KASHMIR: CONFRONTATION AND MISCALCULATION
International Crisis Group (ICG)

The dynamics underpinning the conflict between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control have not changed - even though tensions in Kashmir appear to have cooled. Both India and Pakistan have sought to use the US-proclaimed 'global war on terrorism' to their own tactical advantage, increasing the risk of military missteps. Assembly elections in Indian-controlled Kashmir scheduled for September or October 2013 will likely trouble relations further. Pakistan must discontinue support for cross border militants and the training camps and religious schools from which they come, and India needs to show greater flexibility about reopening diplomatic and military channels of communication with Islamabad.

Available online at www.crisisweb.org

f. SIERRA LEONE'S ELECTIONS: POLITICS AS USUAL?
International Crisis Group (ICG)

The May 2013 election in Sierra Leone was the country's first truly non-violent vote. However the election also highlighted a potentially dangerous division between the government and the military, and demonstrated that ethnic tensions remain significant. Other factors, such as corruption and the ongoing war in neighbouring Liberia also have the capacity to reignite conflict. The international community has invested approximately U.S.$2 billion in an expensive and so far successful peacekeeping mission, however many root causes of the war have not been eliminated. There is still a need for the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to remain, as well as British military and police training teams. ICG encourages the creation of a Contact Group including Nigeria, the UK, France and the United States to align positions on the Mano River crises and in particular to bring all stakeholders in Liberia's civil war to the peace table.

Available online at www.crisisweb.org

g. REFUGEE PROTECTION VS STATE SECURITY: IS CONVERGENCE POSSIBLE?
James Milner
(From ID21 News, Issue No 72)

When large numbers of people are displaced from their homeland, neighbouring countries can find themselves shouldering a disproportionate share of the refugee burden. Yet, mass influxes of refugees, as happened in Tanzania after the Rwandan genocide, can also bring security threats and economic and legal problems for the host country.

For further information, see: www.id21.org/society/s10cjm1g1.html or contact: James Milner, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 273630; Fax: +44 (0)1865 273607; Email: james.milner sant.ox.ac.uk

h. CIVIL SOCIETY AND GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME, IDS, UK

Looking for information on state-civil society relations in a specific country? Then search the outputs of this 3-year international project focusing on the character of civil society in 22 countries, its interaction with government, and strategies for promoting good governance and social justice. The civil society country profiles and case studies on various thematic sectors offer a wealth of evidence covering successes and failures, weaknesses and strengths, large episodes and small, and the activities of everything from single civil society organisations to alliances containing many of them.

For further information, see:www.ids.ac.uk/ids/civsoc/ or contact: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1273 606261; Fax: +44 (0)1273 621202/691647; Email: ids ids.ac.uk

i. ENHANCING CONFLICT SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT
International Alert publications online

The Development and Peacebuilding Programme at International Alert examines the relationship between violent conflict and the agents and process of development. Its aim is to provide development and humanitarian actors with knowledge-based best practice tools and policy prescriptions. Drawing on action research methodologies, International Alert aims to increase understanding in this area, as well as produce resources to aid in the formulation of proactive responses. They have produced a number of publications and resources related to conflict-sensitive development that can be downloaded from the International Alert website at:www.international-alert.org/publications.htm

j. SECURITY AND PEACEBUILDING PUBLICATIONS
International Alert publications online

The Security and Peacebuilding Programme at International Alert, as part of its mandate to analyse the causes, systems and dynamics of conflict for the promotion of sustainable peace, works on three key policy issues: Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Privatisation of Security (PoS) and Security Sector Reform (SSR).

The Light Weapons team works on policy research and with organisations in conflict regions to identify ways of controlling small arms and light weapons. This work focuses on better enabling southern civil society groups to influence, monitor and implement small arms policy initiatives to reduce the proliferation and misuse of SALW.

The PoS and SSR team works on policy analysis and seeks to promote best practice and develop appropriate recommendations for regulatory mechanisms to improve the governance of security institutions in developing countries for the promotion of peace and security. They have produced a number of publications and resources that can be downloaded from the International Alert website at:www.international-alert.org/publications.htm

k. THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS NEW ORIENTATIONS: COOPERATION WITH ETHIOPIA IN ENHANCING PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
Africa Peace Forum, InterAfrica Group and Saferworld

This report is a compilation of the presentations, keynote addresses, outputs of plenary discussions and individual inputs of participants at the seminar hel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in August 2015. The seminar was part of a series of consultations in countries of the Horn to examine progress in the implementation of Cotonou and within that the role of non-state actors, particularly civil society.

A series of recommendations concerning future cooperation between the EU, Horn governments and civil society emerged from the discussions.

Copies of the report are available from: Paul Eavis, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7881 9290; Fax: +44 (0)20 7881 9291; Email: general saferworld.org.uk or visit the Saferworld website at: www.saferworld.org.uk

Other resources

a. PEACE NEWS: ANTIMILITARIST COMPILATION CD

Peace News is producing an international antimilitarist compilation CD to coincide with the next issue of Peace News magazine, the theme of which will be 'Culture and Resistance'. The CD will contain music from a range of international artists: from Latin American punk to British folk, German rock to Turkish experimental, US hip-hop to antimilitarist speeches and poetry.

A range of artists from around the world will appear on this 14 track/50 minute CD. These include:
Adrian Mitchell (Britain)
Consolidated (US)
Lack of Limits (Germany)
Punkora (Chile)
Seize the Day (Britain)
2/5BZ (Turkey)

The CD is available from 1st August 2013 at a cost of �plus postage, and can be purchased from the Peace News website at: www.peacenews.info/webshop/index.php or contact Peace News at: Peace News for nonviolent revolution, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DY, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 3344; Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0444; Email: promos peacenews.info.

b. LINKING POLICY TO PRACTICE VIDEO SERIES

In every country where there is instability and conflict there are also individuals and groups striving to prevent violence and to build a just peace. Responding to Conflict (RTC) has been working closely with such people in many parts of the world for over 10 years and has built up with them a substantial body of experience and skills.

In the Linking Practice to Policy programme Responding to Conflict (RTC), in association with the Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) and Trojan Horse Productions, has produced five films illustrating aspects of peacebuilding in Africa.

These videos aim to 'set the record straight', giving a profile to constructive work on conflict transformation in four African countries.  They are designed to assist people working for development, human rights and peace to learn from each other's experience, and to influence policy makers in governments and international bodies.

The Wajir Story .... documents an initiative which began with a group of women in north eastern Kenya and spread to all sectors of the community, including government, drawing on both traditional and modern methods.

Gulu - the Struggle for Peace   ...examines the work of practitioners and community groups in the midst of violent conflict in Northern Uganda.  It describes action to rehabilitate child soldiers and  ease the trauma of women affected by violence, as well as efforts to address the conflict directly.

Pulling Together - Community Policing in the New South Africa ...looks at the challenge to local security and policing posed by democratisation.  It describes how one community painfully rebuilt relationships and forged new roles for its police officers in post-apartheid South Africa.

Only through Dialogue - the Somali Way to Peace.... traces the bottom up peace process in the self-declared republic of Somaliland.  The strength of customary processes is of vital importance, as is the creative determined role played by elders, local NGOs and ordinary women and men.

Practice to Policy - Making the Connections.... shows the need for links between grass roots activists and policy makers, building on the experience and insights of those working at community level to develop new approaches to policies for peace building at government and international level.

To order the videos, please contact RTC: Tel: +44 (0)121 415 5641; Fax: +44 (0)121 415 4119; Email: enquiries respond.org

For information on film for the voluntary sector, contact Trojan Horse Productions: Tel: +44 (0)20 8374 3320; Fax: +44 (0)20 8245 2390; Email: info trojan-horse-productions.co.uk

6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

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a. UNITED NATIONS, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME: SENIOR EVALUATION OFFICER/EVALUATION OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 26th July 2013

The Senior Evaluation Officer (SEO) will report to the Director of the Office of Evaluation, while the Evaluation Officer (EO) will report to the Chief Evaluation Officer.

While the broad outline of duties is similar, the SEO will have a greater focus on planning the Office抯 biannual programme of work and on providing normative evaluation guidance to ensure a rigorous approach and high quality of evaluations. He/She will also focus more on thematic evaluations and studies, as well as inter-agency evaluations, and liase with sister UN agencies, NGOs and others on monitoring and evaluation issues.

Responsibilities for both posts:
- Organise, manage, and as required, lead evaluation missions and studies, in particular of humanitarian relief and rehabilitation operations.
- Provide advice and support on monitoring and evaluation to Regional Bureaux and Country Offices, having a specific geographical responsibility for one or more of WFP seven regions.

The successful candidate should possess strong analytical and report writing skills, as well as independent thinking; ability to plan and organise work programme; presentation skills; tact and persuasiveness; ability to successfully lead multidisciplinary experts and to co-ordinate the work of others, especially consultants; and full knowledge of the relevant subject matter with a sound understanding of linkages between policy and operational practices.

Essential qualifications include:
- A University degree with experience and advanced training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, economics or international development;
- For the P-4 post, at least 7 years (3 of which international) and for the P-5 post, at least 10 years (4 of which international), post graduate, progressively responsible experience in international development and humanitarian work, monitoring and evaluation, solid field experience in organizations dealing with food aid and emergency operations;
- Working knowledge (proficiency � Level C) of Arabic/English/French/Spanish, and limited  knowledge (intermediate � Level B) of another WFP official language; Arabic/English/French/Spanish/Portuguese. Limited knowledge of English is required under all circumstances;
- Both posts require willingness to travel abroad sometimes to remote and difficult locations and for extended periods of time.

For further information, or to submit your resume (in English), contact: World Food Programme, HRDI, Human Resources Division, Via Cesare Giulio Viola, 68, Parco dei Medici, 00148, Rome, Italy or email: Prof.vacancy wfp.org

b. PANOS EASTERN AFRICA: MEDIA FOR PEACE PROGRAMME OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 31st July 2013

Panos Eastern Africa is seeking applications for the post of Media for Peace Programme Officer. Applications are invited from nationals of East Africa and the Horn. You will be based in Panos' Eastern Africa office in Kampala, Uganda. You will have an extensive background in media, information, communications, an understanding of conflict management issues and a conceptual grasp of contemporary development discourse.  Combined with a relevant first degree, management skills, training and facilitation experience and comprehensive understanding of development, political, environment and media issues in the Eastern African region.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.  The contract is for two years, renewable, subject to a probationary period.  Further information may be obtained from the Panos website
www.panos.org.uk but applications must be made directly to Panos Eastern Africa.

Applications are invited by CV and covering letter to: The Acting Regional Director, Panos Eastern Africa, P.O. Box 34033, Kampala, Uganda. Email: pea panoseasternafrica.org.ug
Please quote reference: PEAMFP/2013/ZK

c. VERTIC: SENIOR RESEARCHER/RESEARCHER - ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT VERIFICATION PROGRAMME
Closing date for applications: 8th August 2013
Salary ranges:
Researcher: �,000-�,000
Senior Researcher: �,000-�,000

VERTIC is seeking a senior researcher or researcher for its Arms Control and Disarmament Verification Programme. Expertise in one or more areas of arms control and disarmament, especially nuclear, chemical and biological, is essential.

The programme抯 research agenda encompasses the theory and practice of arms control and disarmament verification generally, the verification of nuclear arms control and disarmament, nuclear safeguards, nuclear test bans, implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, verification options for the Biological Weapons Convention and conventional disarmament, including landmines. The programme is also concerned with monitoring and compliance issues, transparency and confidence-building measures, the technology of verification, the role of non-governmental organisations and civil society generally, and synergies between verification systems.

Position available: from early September 2013. Further information, including the selection criteria, is available on the VERTIC website at: http://www.vertic.org/jobs/recruitment.html

Applications should be sent by 8th August 2013 addressing the selection criteria and nominating three referees, providing a curriculum vitae and a writing sample. Applications can be sent by post, email or fax to: VERTIC抯 Administrator, The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), Baird House, 15/17 St Cross Street, London EC1N 8UW, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 6960; Fax : +44 (0)20 7242 3266; Email : info vertic.org

d. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT, CIIR: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR - WOMEN'S SOLIDARITY, NAMIBIA
Closing date for applications: 9th August 2013

The post-holder will work on developing and strengthening the services provided by the organisation. You will also assist in developing a marketing strategy to raise the profile and advertise the organisation and its services to the public and donors. Experience in management role, strategic planning, fundraising, implementing educational and advocacy programmes and advising on organisational development issues is essential. The post holder should have proven sensitivity to issues of gender and violence against women. Experience of counselling, preferably in the area of violence against women is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the post preference will be given to female candidates.

A comprehensive remuneration and benefits package and orientation training will be offered to the successful candidate. Posts are for a minimum of two years. Due to extension of the closing date candidates who applied before not need to re-apply.

Only completed CIIR application forms will be considered. Please do not send CVs. To apply: A job description and application form can be downloaded from www.ciir.org or send an email to: Monica ciir.org or Ricardo 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. ICD acts to challenge poverty and promote development and is a programme of CIIR.

e. ALNAP: CONSULTANT - STRENGTHENING PROTECTION FRAMEWORKS IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Closing date for applications: 9th August 2013

ALNAP, the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action, is looking for a consultant to undertake a 34 day study between September 2013 and January 2014.  The primary objective of the study is to increase understanding of protection among humanitarian agencies and to assist them in incorporating protection elements into the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes. The study will include:

- a review of existing source material on protection
- a mapping exercise of existing frameworks
- development of a Guidance Booklet, including a framework for protection, to assist agencies in understanding protection elements in their programming.

Applicants must have at least 5 years experience of working with protection issues, a demonstrable understanding of the international humanitarian sector, previous publications (including protection), and good written English.  Further details are available at www.alnap.org

Applications, including CV, list of previous publications and a covering letter outlining suitability and availability should be addressed to: Colin Hadkiss, ODI, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD, UK or email: alnap odi.org.uk

f. DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR - DFID SUPPORT TO THE WORLD BANK'S PROPOSED MULTI-COUNTRY DEMOBILISATION AND REINTEGRATION PROGRAMME FOR THE GREAT LAKES

DfID is seeking a Social Development Advisor to provide DFID and its partners with advice over an agreed period on the social development and reintegration aspects of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) in the Great Lakes and southern regions of Africa. This is a call-down contract for up to 100 days to be completed before March 2014.

The consultant will have to have an appropriate advanced academic qualification, very good field experience in Africa (in particular the Great Lakes region), good written and oral communication skills and a proven knowledge of social development and DDR issues. Such knowledge should include understanding of international institutional mechanisms including the UN, the World Bank and DFID. Ability to speak and read French will be an advantage.

For further information contact: Bernard Harborne, Senior Conflict Advisor, DfID at: Tel: +44 (0)20 7023 1671; Email: B-Harborne dfid.gov.uk or Lina Payne at email: l-payne dfid.gov.uk

g. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: HEAD OF GENDER UNIT
Closing date for applications: 30th August 2013
Permanent post, based in London
Salary: �,273 pa + relocation assistance package
Ref: OSG/02/09

You will head a new unit which will help Amnesty International's International Secretariat and sections around the world further develop effective work on gender. The Gender Unit will ensure that Amnesty International's work is gender-sensitive; that resources are identified and used effectively to advance this aim; and that the movement's decisions on gender are implemented through. You will report directly to the Deputy Secretary General responsible for overall political work.  You will have substantial experience in research and developing strategy and policy on gender issues, and a demonstrated understanding of the human rights movement. Amnesty International would also expect you to bring experience in fostering significant change on gender issues within an organisation or a movement.

For further information on this and other vacancies and to apply online, please visit their website at: www.amnesty.org/aboutai/jobs or fax: +44 (0)20 7413 5822 quoting the reference above.

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