Conflict Dynamics International is an independent, not-for-profit
organization founded to prevent and resolve violent conflict
between and within states, and to alleviate human suffering
resulting from conflicts and other crises around the world.
April 2013: Women’s Inclusion and Equity under the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011
April 2013 - Conflict Dynamics’ initiative “Beyond Quotas and Mainstreaming: Gender and Political Accommodation in South Sudan” supports women in their efforts to ensure their interests are accommodated in South Sudan’s governance arrangements, as a precondition for sustainable peace. Under this initiative, Conflict Dynamics has convened dialogues that have drawn participation from women members of the Council of Ministers, National Constitutional Review Commission, National Legislature, political parties, civil society groups, and academia. The dialogues have helped women understand how current governance arrangements represent their interests, and explore opportunities for enhancing gender equity and inclusion through political processes such as constitutional review.
To support women’s discussions on how they can effectively feed their views into the national constitutional review process, Conflict Dynamics published this Briefing Note in April 2013. The Briefing Note also accompanied Conflict Dynamics’ presentation on comparative country experiences at the South Sudan National Women’s Conference (May 2013).
March 2013: Regional Consultation Workshops On Humanitarian Access In Situations Of Armed Conflict
13 March 2013 - The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), supported by Conflict Dynamics International ), is undertaking an initiative to develop practical resources on humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict. The two resources are: a Field Manual and Handbook on humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict.
During 2012-2013 the conveners have held a series of Regional Consultation Workshops in order to consult on and refine the two resources and to pilot modules for use in future trainings. To date, Workshops have been successfully completed in Switzerland (July 2012), Jordan (September 2012), and Kenya (February 2013). The final workshop held in Bangkok (March 2013) for the first time presented revised content based on previous feedback received in past Workshops.
For more information on the project and Regional Consultation Workshops, click here.
January 2013: Pathways to Peace – South Sudan’s Constitution
January 2013 - As South Sudan’s national constitutional review process unfolds, CDI has published an easily-accessible note on how choices about governance in the constitution can help build long-term peace. Illustrated by a South Sudanese cartoonist, this resource highlights the opportunities constitutional review brings for mutual conciliation of people’s interests, consensus-building, and devising a peaceful State. CDI is using this note to support policy makers and civil society as they engage in deliberations about the constitution.
Pathways to Peace – South Sudan’s Constitution
October 2012: Building the House of Governance in Jonglei State
October 2012 - On 14 June 2012, Conflict Dynamics in collaboration with the Dr. John Garang Memorial University hosted the consultative workshop "Building the House of Governance in Jonglei State." The event in Jonglei's capital, Bor, brought together policy makers, academics and civil society leaders to consider governance options for building peace in one of South Sudan's most conflict-affected states. This Discussion Note published in October 2012 outlines participant's reflections, along with an approach to developing options for political accommodation in Jonglei.