Great Lakes Region

swisspeace has conducted research on Burundi and the Great Lakes Region with a focus on Dealing with the Past and has developed expertise in the region through different consultancy mandates. In DR Congo, swisspeace has researched the topic of Business & Peace and resource conflicts, and has been involved in related mediation activities. In Rwanda, in 2013, swisspeace provided conflict-sensitivity support to NOMADES Swiss Ltd, and its partners, in marketing agricultural machinery and products.

The Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) has organized regular roundtables on the Great Lakes region, bringing together representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as academia, to share experiences and lessons learned from the field.

Latest Activities and Publications

Sara Hellmüller, 2016

Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding Efforts in DR Congo

In: Building Sustainable Peace: Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding. Arnim Langer and Graham K. Brown (eds.), Oxford University Press.

swisspeace, 2016

Observation of the criminal case related to the 2011 incidents in Yalisika, DR Congo

The report covers the trial observation of the first instance criminal trial against Colonel Koyo et al in the Yalisika case. The trial lasted from June 2015 to December 2015 and was heard by the Military Court of the Équateur Province in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Trial observation report.

20 May 2016

Workshop on the "Mobilization of Financial Resources and Marketing" in Rwanda

swisspeace  facilitated a workshop on „mobilization of financial ressources“ and „marketing“ for the Rwandan peace building network “Noyau de Paix” within the framework of a CARITAS mandate.

Sara Hellmüller, 2016

Connections for peace: Frictions in peacebuilding encounters in Ituri (DR Congo)

In: Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post Conflict-Societies, 2016, edited by Annika Björkdahl, Kristine Höglund, Gearoid Millar, Jair van der Lijn and Willemijn Verkoren, London and New York: Routledge.

Mandate for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2016

Strategy Development Support for SDC Country Offices

swisspeace supported SDC Country Offices with the strategy development for the great lakes program in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi.

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