≡ Menu Search


News and views

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 >

The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues

Now that the conference is over, the international community and Somali leaders need to focus their efforts on realising peacebuilding and statebuilding, ensuring that funds are spent accountably, and guaranteeing that civil society has a meaningful stake in a strong and peaceful Somalia.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 12 May 2017 - Joanne Crouch

New South Sudan Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility now live – register for updates!

Developing and testing innovative approaches to conflict sensitivity in South Sudan.

NEWS | 11 May 2017

Peacebuilding organisations’ joint statement on the UK Conference on Somalia, 11 May 2017

The 11 May 2017 London Conference on Somalia has the opportunity to bolster international support for the Federal Government of Somalia.

RESOURCE | 4 May 2017

Bridging divides in Kenya: lessons from a Chinese construction project

Chinese investment in Africa has the potential to greatly affect local communities. Our recent work with COVEC, a Chinese construction company, helped facilitate dialogue between company employees and local people to discuss the construction of a vital bridge.

CASE STUDY | 2 May 2017

Keeping USAID: why the US shouldn’t cut off its nose

News is filtering out that the Trump administration plans not only to slash foreign aid, but also dismantle USAID, incorporating its component parts into the Department of State. David Alpher explains why the US should keep on delivering aid through a dedicated agency.

BLOG | 28 April 2017 - David Alpher

The countering violent extremism agenda risks undermining women who need greater support

There is a risk that the women, peace and security agenda could be co-opted by efforts to counter violent extremism. In her latest comment piece, Anna Möller-Loswick explains why it should be prioritised and implemented in its own right. 

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 26 April 2017 - Anna Möller-Loswick

Assessing conflict in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal

Following the 2015 earthquake, the Nepali government has struggled to provide adequate support and services for those affected by the destruction. Many Nepalis felt disappointed by the government’s lack of preparedness and were critical of their approach to coordinating relief and reconstruction efforts.

RESOURCE | 25 April 2017 - Ojaswi Shah, Anurag Acharya

Inside Kenya's war on terror: the case of Lamu

In this long read, Saferworld takes readers to Lamu County on Kenya’s coast. Lamu - tourist paradise, investment hub, flashpoint of ethnic and religious tensions - is a battleground in Kenya’s internationally-backed war on terror.

RESOURCE | 12 April 2017

Spend better, not less: The challenge for UK aid effectiveness

Following the release of two IDC reports on the use of private contractors for the UK's development projects, Tim Midgley looks at how programmes can be improved in conflict-affected contexts.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 11 April 2017 - Tim Midgley

Democratisation in Somalia: reflections on 2016 and beyond

Saferworld, PUNSAA and SOSCENSA held an event on 6 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, to reflect upon the 2016-17 electoral process in Somalia

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 4 April 2017 - Oliver Chevreau