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Shrinking Civil Society Space in the Horn of Africa

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This report gives an overview of the legal frameworks pertaining to the regulation of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the greater Horn of Africa, ongoing political and economic transformation, as well as the increasing tension and dynamism between governments and CSOs. It focuses deliberately on the shortcomings affecting the growth and contributions of the NGO…

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Civil Society Options Paper on the IGAD High-Level Revitalisation Forum

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As a contribution to IGAD’s efforts to revitalize the peace process in South Sudan, 19 civil society organisations have developed the attached paper (also available online at outlining the conclusions and recommendations that have emerged from many months of engagement on the topic. The paper outlines the main conditions for the success of the revitalization…

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Including or excluding civil society? The role of the mediation mandate for South Sudan (2013–2015) and Zimbabwe (2008–2009)

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This article examines the role of political mandates in including or excluding civil society in the negotiation processes mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in South Sudan and by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Zimbabwe. It argues that the mandates determined the issue of inclusivity by synthesizing the mediating organizations’ normative…

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Getting it Right from the Start: Priorities for Action in the New Republic of South Sudan

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This report (2011) presents the views of 38 aid agencies working on peace-building, development, and humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. It highlights ten priority areas for action that, in the view of NGOs operating in South Sudan and based on lessons learnt during the CPA interim period, should have been prioritised by donors in the…

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Grounding Local Peace Organisations: A Case Study of Southern Sudan

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This article offers a qualitative approach that gives central attention to the dynamics of peace organisations and the way conflict is experienced in the everyday life of local people. It analyses the case of one local women’s peace organisation: the ‘Sudanese Women’s Voice for Peace’. Link to publication  

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Local Initiatives for Peace in Southern Sudan and the Support Given to Those by Outsiders

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This report looks into the opportunities and constraints of local initiatives for peace and their contribution to the resolution of conflict at the local level, with a particular focus on women initiatives. Secondly, it seeks to explore in what ways outsiders could provide meaningful contributions to such initiatives. The research focuses on the case of…

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