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17th of February

WOSCAP Report on ICTs & EU Peacebuilding

This report reflects on the challenges that the EU faces in operationalising the uses of ICTs for conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It provides some examples of how innovative forms of engagement supported by new technologies can enhance initiatives in this field, and identifies opportunities for the adoption of ICTs in the EU's peacebuilding and conflict prevention operations. The report contributes to identifying ideas and challenges for EU peacebuilding which will require further analysis and problem-solving beyond the life of the WOSCAP project.

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16th of February

WOSCAP Report on Local Ownership Challenges in Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention

Local ownership is one of the guiding norms of contemporary peacebuilding and conflict prevention. To help advance understanding and address the shortcomings and challenges of translating this concept from policy ideal to good practice, this report adopts two perspectives. The report's main finding is that existing approaches to local ownership fail to capture – or sometimes even acknowledge – the deep-seated difficulties of aligning with the variegated and fluid nature of local society, and its creative possibilities.

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12th of January

GPPAC Alert: Bolivia

In this second GPPAC Alert, Theo Roncken of Acción Andina and GPPAC analyse the features of social conflict during the ‘Evo years' (2006-2016) – including the motivations, actors and opportunities for transformation that they represent.  The Bolivia Alert explores the historical context and socio-economic and political developments that frame the current situation from the perspective of state-society interactions in Bolivia.

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11th of January

UN Blog: New UN Secretary General outlines his strategy for sustaining peace: Prevention is in everyone’s interest

In his first public speech to the Security Council, the new Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres outlined his strategy in the area of peace and security. The occasion was an open debate arranged by Sweden, a new member of the council and a strong proponent of the conflict prevention agenda at the UN. Mr. Guterres cemented the suggestion he also ran his campaign on; that prevention conflict and sustaining peace must be at the center of all of the UN's activities.

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