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Photos: Communities First
Featuring the work of Marcus Perkins, Tom Martin and Alex Potter, this collection of photographs aims to give a visual voice to people whose daily experiences of conflict and insecurity are too often marginalised and forgotten. View the photos >
Increasingly, external actors are involving themselves in Africa – engagement which is critical to African development, but which has potential either to increase security or further destabilise some of the continent’s already fragile countries. A cooperative rather than competitive approach between two key external actors, the US and China –...
RESOURCE | 30 June 2015
Could the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) be used as a tool to help realise the Sustainable Development Goals, asks Chloe Gotterson?
BLOG | 29 June 2015 - Chloe Gotterson
On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Tom Wheeler and Tim Midgley suggest bringing a people-focused peacebuilding perspective to the debate.
The introduction of devolved governance in Kenya following the 2013 elections meant that for the first time county level structures became responsible for a range of new areas, including delivering basic services and playing a role in local level peace and security provision. At the same time, Kenyan citizens were...
RESOURCE | 22 June 2015
A historic opportunity was on offer in Kenya following the 2013 elections, with the introduction of devolution and the possibility of public inclusion in decision-making. County level structures are now responsible for delivering basic services to their communities and have a role to play in local peace and security, while...
RESOURCE | 19 June 2015
Understanding conflict is critical to aid planning, yet large-scope analyses are dominated all too often by external ‘experts’. Local voices and local knowledge, which are essential to understanding the true causes of conflict, are not adequately reflected in the far-reaching policies and strategies that define what aid agencies do and...
RESOURCE | 18 June 2015 - Michelle Garred, Siobhan O'Reilly-Calthrop, Tim Midgley, Matthew J.O. Scott, Betty Bigombe
A joint policy event with Saferworld's partner BRAC brought together a range of safety and security stakeholders in Dhaka to share learning, experiences and challenges from our community security work in Bangladesh.
NEWS | 17 June 2015