Books

ACCORD occasionally publishes in-depth books on conflict resolution themes. They form part of ACCORD's knowledge production work to inform peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. They aim to provide succinct, rigorous and accessible research to stimulate informed and relevant debate to promote dialogue as a way to peacefully resolve conflict.

Conversations with Ahtisaari

By Vasu Gounden

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Conversations with Ahtisaari is a small tribute to a great mediator, Martti Ahtisaari, and his steadfast commitment to peace throughout the world. From Namibia to Kosovo, the 2008 Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of Finland has played an indispensible role in nurturing peaceful resolutions to many of our era’s most complex crises.

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ACCORD Peacebuilding Handbook

Edited by Cedric de Coning & Gustavo de Carvalho

The ACCORD Peacebuilding Handbook has been developed by ACCORD, through its African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP), with financial support from the Government of Finland. This Handbook is expected to give a broad-based introduction to various aspects of peacebuilding, with its methodology building on ACCORD's cumulative experience in conflict management, training, policy, and research in Africa.

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Coexistence Report

Views & Visions of Coexistence in South Africa

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This project was jointly undertaken by the Durban-based African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and the New York-based Coexistence Initiative. The main objective was to elicit local understandings and articulations of coexistence in South Africa. The idea was to select a few situations where violent conflict had been replaced by peaceful coexistence, and to learn from what the people could share about their experiences.

Conflict Resolution Wisdom From Africa

Long-time ACCORD researcher, Professor Jannie Malan writes a searching and unique book delving into the wealth of traditional conflict management practices on the continent, and discusses how these might be applied in our current context to embellish, enhance... and even inform current efforts to intervene in conflict.

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Civil-Military Coordination in UN & Africa Peace Operations

By Cedric de Coning

Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) provides the interface between the military component and the political, humanitarian, development, human rights and rule of law dimensions of complex peace operations. Such coordination is crucial if a complex peace operation is to have a holistic or system-wide impact on the conflict system it is attempting to transform. CIMIC Officers are trained to understand humanitarian principles and practices so that they can facilitate the coordination of the military-humanitarian interface, and ensure that any military support offered is complementary to the humanitarian agenda.

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