Indian Consul visits ACCORD

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On 1 March the new Indian Consul General in Durban, Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, visited ACCORD House where he met with ACCORD Founder and Executive Director Mr. Vasu Gounden. The visit provided an opportunity to inform Mr Shringla about ACCORD’s programmatic work as well as plans for ACCORD’s Africa Peace Centre, to be built on the Bluff Headland overlooking the city of Durban.

Conflict management for peacekeepers

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ACCORD’s Training for Peace (TfP) Programme is in the final stages of the development of its “Conflict Management for Peacekeepers” handbook. The handbook serves as a practical guide to managing conflict in contemporary complex peace operations, and provides a broad introduction to all aspects of conflict management.

Peace Operations in Africa

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On 1 March 2007, Cedric de Coning, a Research Fellow with ACCORD’s Peace Operations Unit, delivered a paper on “Peace Operations in Africa” at the Geneva Center for Security Policy’s European Training Course in Security Policy. 

ACCORD participates in Swedish security sector reform meeting

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The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, has been invited by the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria to participate in an exploratory Security Sector Reform (SSR) meeting at the embassy on 5 March. The meeting is a pre-meeting to a bilateral seminar to be hosted by the Swedish National Defence College (SNDC) in Stockholm in June 2007.

Gounden to address Catholic Relief Services

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On 26 February Vasu Gounden, the Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, has been invited to address the annual gathering of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Regional Technical Advisors for peace building. Every year the CRS’ peace building regional technical advisors meet to share experiences, to analyse trends in the field of peace building, to explore new approaches and tools, and to improve their own internal communication and collaboration.

DPKO Women's Constituencies Strategy Workshop

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The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations has organised a strategy workshop with women’s constituencies from troop and police contributing countries. The workshop takes place from 7-9 February 2007 in Pretoria, South Africa.