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September 2013

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Welcome to the September issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.

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China and South Sudan

Kuajok, South Sudan.© Saferworld/Tom Martin

China's commercial investment in South Sudan continues to grow. If this is to support peace in a country facing profound security challenges, then Chinese (and other international) firms must ensure they adopt a 'conflict sensitive' approach to engagement. There is a growing recognition from Chinese stakeholders that this type of approach holds the key to supporting peace and will help prevent the fueling of insecurity that jeopardises their own operations.

Read the comment piece.

In our latest briefing we explore further China's engagement in conflict-affected states and the concept of conflict sensitivity. The briefing also sets out some key questions that should be asked in conducting a conflict-analysis.

Read the briefing China and Conflict Sensitivity: An introduction.

Has security and justice in Nepal changed for the better?

Women police officers in Nepal

Overall, security in Nepal has improved but gender-based violence remains endemic and the prolonged political transition is taking a toll on everyday life. The interim arrangement is proving insufficient to ensure effective state deliveries including around security.

Saferworld's project officer Ojaswi Shah and Anurag Acharya, programme manager at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, analyse developments around security and justice in an article first featured in the Nepali Times

Read the comment piece.

Read the report, Snapshot of Local Security and Justice Perceptions in Selected Districts of Nepal.

UK arms exports - more transparency needed

Following the UK Government’s recent U-turn on public reporting requirements for arms exports, Roy Isbister examines the implications of the decision and calls on the UK to follow through on earlier commitments towards greater transparency.

Read the comment piece.

Uganda - Embedding conflict sensitivity

Conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity are priorities for the second phase of the Government of Uganda’s  Peace, Recovery and Development Plan designed to address Northern Uganda’s post-conflict needs. 

A new report by Saferworld looks at the capacity of district officials in the region to be conflict sensitive in their programming.

Read the report.

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