Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
By Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, Sandra Nichols
April 21, 2016
When the guns are silenced, those who have survived armed conflict need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of safety and a return to civil order. Meeting these needs while sustaining peace requires more than simply having governmental structures in place; it requires ...
By Carl Bruch, David Jensen, Mikiyasu Nakayama, Jon Unruh
May 12, 2016
Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts can fail if they do not pay sufficient attention to natural resources. Natural resources – diamonds, oil, and minerals – are frequently at the heart of historic grievances, and have caused or funded at least eighteen conflicts since 1990. The same ...
By David Jensen, Stephen Lonergan
December 04, 2012
When a country emerges from violent conflict, the management of the environment and natural resources has important implications for short-term peacebuilding and long-term stability, particularly if natural resources were a factor in the conflict, play a major role in the national economy, or ...
By Helen Young, Lisa Goldman
May 18, 2015
Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of ...
By Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama
April 09, 2014
Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after ...
By Jon Unruh, Rhodri Williams
June 18, 2013
Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority, ...
By Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad
November 03, 2011
For most post-conflict countries, the transition to peace is daunting. In countries with high-value natural resources – including oil, gas, diamonds, other minerals, and timber –the stakes are unusually high and peacebuilding is especially challenging. Resource-rich post-conflict countries face ...