Conflict Dynamics’ Side Event at the World Humanitarian Summit
Conflict Dynamics International, Global Public Policy Institute, and Humanitarian Outcomes co-hosted a Side Event at the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey (May 23-24, 2016). The event, “What works? Improving access and assistance in conflict settings” aimed to deepen understanding of the impact of insecurity on humanitarian access and assistance in conflict settings, and present a structured approach to improving humanitarian access in these settings.
Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications
Conflict Dynamics International is pleased to present Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications, the first in our series of ‘Access Briefs’ providing topical guidance on policy and practice to humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to secure and sustain humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict. This Access Brief explores some of the opportunities and challenges of applying technologies to improve access, encouraging practitioners to apply technologies in a manner that is firmly rooted in the core humanitarian principles, committed to sound analysis, creative in generating options, and persistent in working through dilemmas.
Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace
Conflict Dynamics is pleased to announce the publication of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace, a joint publication by swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International, and FarikBeirut.net and commissioned by Finn Church Aid. Based on over 140 interviews conducted inside Syria, this study sheds light on how local actors – from community leaders to women’s initiatives – understand the conflict and their efforts to bring it to an end. While these local peacebuilders are critical for any future peace process, they have received far too little attention, and this report draws on their experiences to highlight the opportunities and challenges for peacebuilding in Syria.