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Past is Prologue: Criminality & Reprisal Attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Communities in Central Nigeria are locked in a worsening cycle of violence between largely Christian farming communities and predominantly Muslim pastoralists, most of whom are ethnic Fulani. 24 out of 36 states (67%) and Abuja-Federal Capital Territory […]

Past is Prologue: Criminality & Reprisal Attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

Communities in Central Nigeria are locked in a worsening cycle of violence between largely Christian farming communities and predominantly Muslim pastoralists, most of whom are ethnic Fulani. 24 out of 36 states (67%) and Abuja-Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have witnessed inter-communal violence in the last five years and […]

Natural Resources, Conflict, & Humanitarian Challenges: Lessons from Community-Based Conflict Transformation

The goal of this article is to identify both the lessons we have learned and the enduring challenges we see associated with streamlining these three separate, but related, fields. It will suggest ways in which the environmental and humanitarian fields’ insights and experiences can inform conflict resolution work, while also identifying gaps in knowledge. The next section will first provide a brief overview of how the conflict resolution field has developed, stressing its institutional assumptions and approaches to problem-solving. We then explore four case studies on Search’s involvement in conflicts with both humanitarian and environmen- tal dimensions. The article concludes with a series of key insights about both opportunities challenges, and recommends specific entry points for strengthened collaboration. Some of the challenges to streamlining efforts include the organizational structure of the three fields, their differing priorities, and the different timelines with which they characteristically work. Addressing such differences and facilitating an exchange of knowledge through various entry points discussed here could address such gaps and help researchers and practitioners in all three fields achieve their goals in a way that meets the needs of their target communities and is sustainable over the long term.

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder’s Guide

Drawing from decades of experience on the ground, this guide offers guiding principles for peacebuilders and practitioners working to transform violent extremism around the world.

Kyrgyzstan Publications on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) (2016,2017)

The following publications were developed during the implementation of the project “Promoting Religious Freedom through Government and Civil Society Collaboration in the KR” that started in May 2015.

Youth Radio for Peacebuilding – A Guide (2nd Edition)

by Michael Shipler This is a guidebook, not a workshop or conference report. It has been written for radio broadcasters (adults and youth) who want to make good, entertaining youth radio programmes which also build peace. The tools described here are meant for use by those working in […]

Conflict Scans – Guidance Note

This document is a guide to the conflict scan approach, which was developed by program and DM&E teams at SFCG to encourage learning and reflection with regards to the contexts in which we work.

For more information on the sfcg approach to conflict analysis, please contact our ILT department.