Social Cohesion

Baseline Study for Fursa – Resilient Communities: Supporting Livelihoods and Social Stability for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities

This report is a baseline assessment which will compliment implementation of the project Fursa – Resilient Communities: Supporting Livelihoods and Social Stability for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities. The Fursa project is funded by the MADAD-Regional EU Trust Fund. It strives to strengthen social stability among youth in refugee and host communities through hosting social cohesion activities, improving psychosocial support and increasing livelihood opportunities. The project will engage youth and key stakeholders in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and in Lebanon.

Strengthening Social Cohesion

Strengthening Social Cohesion is a project that focuses on training for government officials in Myanmar.

Supporting the Changing State of Social Cohesion in Myanmar

Dr. Nem Nei Lhing, an ethnic Chin, was formerly a government officer in agriculture before she joined the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs (MOEA) of the Union Government of Myanmar–a new Ministry that came into being after Myanmar’s transition to a new democratically elected government at the start of 2017. In her new found role, and for the first time, she is working with people from different ethnicities, both within the Ministry and in the states and divisions that the MOEA oversees – a number of which face deep divisions and armed conflict.

Between Economy and Culture: How Art is Curbing Tensions in Bali

The crisis of an old Balinese tradition triggered the potential for violence in Indonesia — until the local Search team came up with an unprecedented solution to curb tensions, based on contemporary arts.

liberia score index

Search and the UN Mission map out societal trends in Liberia

We are using the SCORE Index to understand shifts in attitudes and perceptions among Liberians.

Conflict Pulse – September 2015 – Analyzing community perceptions through SMS survey

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and UNICEF collaborated to conduct a Rapid Conflict Pulse survey (poll) using the U-Report SMS messaging, the data for which was collected from 2-8 September 2015. The objective was to fill a gap in field research on community level perceptions in regards to social cohesion, security, and capacities for violence prevention normally conducted as part of quarterly Conflict Scans that had been temporarily postponed due to a risk of insecurity for participants due to the political climate in Burundi. Being the first time using U-Report for conflict-scan purposes this also served to test of the effectiveness of this method for future data collection on conflict levels across the country.