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Conflict Dynamics International is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to prevent and resolve violent conflict between and within states, and to alleviate human suffering resulting from conflicts and other crises around the world.

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May 2016: Conflict Dynamics’ Side Event at the World Humanitarian Summit

Cover of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for PeaceConflict Dynamics International is co-hosting a Side Event at the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey May 23-24, 2016. Conflict Dynamics, Global Public Policy Institute, and Humanitarian Outcomes present:

“What works? Improving access and assistance in conflict settings”
9:00 - 10:30, 24 May 2016
Rumeli Hall 2 in the Lüfti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC)

This World Humanitarian Summit Side Event aims to deepen understanding of the impact of insecurity on humanitarian access and assistance in conflict settings, and present a structured approach to improving humanitarian access in these settings. Panelists will present the findings of a three year study, Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE). Complementing the SAVE findings, Conflict Dynamics will share elements of its practice-oriented approach to humanitarian access and its experience applying this approach to support humanitarian organizations towards improved access.

Event Chair: Madam President Fatima Gailani, Afghanistan Red Crescent Society

Panelists:
• Adele Harmer, Abby Stoddard, and Katherine Haver, Humanitarian Outcomes
• Julia Steets, Global Public Policy institute
• Joe Belliveau, Conflict Dynamics International

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January 2016: Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications

Cover of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for PeaceConflict Dynamics International is pleased to present Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications, the first in our series of ‘Access Briefs’ providing topical guidance on policy and practice to humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to secure and sustain humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict. This Access Brief explores some of the opportunities and challenges of applying technologies to improve access, encouraging practitioners to apply technologies in a manner that is firmly rooted in the core humanitarian principles, committed to sound analysis, creative in generating options, and persistent in working through dilemmas.

To read the brief, please click here.

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January 2016: Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace

Cover of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for PeaceConflict Dynamics is pleased to announce the publication of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace, a joint publication by swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International, and FarikBeirut.net and commissioned by Finn Church Aid. Based on over 140 interviews conducted inside Syria, this study sheds light on how local actors - from community leaders to women's initiatives - understand the conflict and their efforts to bring it to an end. While these local peacebuilders are critical for any future peace process, they have received far too little attention, and this report draws on their experiences to highlight the opportunities and challenges for peacebuilding in Syria.

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December 2015: Children in Armed Conflict Anti-Impunity Tool

CAC accountability frameworkConflict Dynamics International is proud to present the new Anti-Impunity Tool: Guidance for investigating and prosecuting serious violations against children in armed conflict (CAC Anti-Impunity Tool). This user-friendly tool provides national judicial and other actors with concrete guidance and practical tips for investigating and prosecuting serious violations against children in armed conflict (CAC), such as recruitment and use of children by armed actors, attacks on schools, and other violations. In addition, the Tool includes guidance on outreach to affected children and communities and on involving child protection actors and CAC victims/survivors as witnesses.

Conflict Dynamics launched the CAC Anti-Impunity Tool with a series of events in Kinshasa, DRC in December 2015, notably at the Military Prosecutor's Office, the National Child Protection Working Group with support from UNICEF and Save The Children, and at the Carter Center with a group of child and women's rights agencies.

To read the Tool in English or French, please click here.

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CDI Peace Pulse

This monthly digest seeks to inform readers about recent debates and scholarship at the intersection of governance and peacebuilding, as well as research relating to Conflict Dynamics' peacebuilding contexts (Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria).

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