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KPD hosts Peace Agreements Workshop in Durban

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On the 14th and 15th of September 2009, ACCORD’s Knowledge Production Department (KPD) hosted a peace agreements workshop at the Royal Palm Conference Centre in Durban. The aim of the workshop was to examine the democratization and developmental components of African peace agreements in the light of objectives for durable peace.

Eleven African peace agreements were presented at the workshop by various African scholars working on issues of conflict resolution and peacebuilding on the continent. The themes explored included components of peace agreements contributing to durable peace with an emphasis on: good governance (including power sharing, building state institutions, political parties and elections); the management of resources; civil society, reconstruction, reconciliation and development; leadership as well as spoilers and the role of regional and international organizations.