swisspeace has developed expertise in West Africa through the implementation of various projects and mandates in Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone. swisspeace is supported the implementation of conflict sensitivity in various peacebuilding and development cooperation programs in this region.
Latest Activities and Publications
Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Mali
swisspeace will be supporting the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Mali for a year in questions regarding archives and memory work. Rahel von Arx and Elisabeth Baumgartner undertook a first evaluation mission in Bamako in mid-May.
Mandate for the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, 2016-2017
Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity in Development Cooperation
swisspeace has been supporting SDC Country Offices in West Africa (Benin, Mali and Chad) in mainstreaming conflict sensitivity in strategy development, reviews and program management.
MaliActu.net, 22 June 2016
Mali : Gestion des programmes sensibles aux conflits
Article on a workshop in Mali co-facilitated by swisspeace. Link.
20-21 June 2016
High Level Conference and Workshop on Conflict Sensitivity
High Level Conference and Workshop on conflict-sensitive program management in Mali swisspeace co-facilitated the workshop on conflict sensitivity. Read the report.
25 May 2016
Conference on Problematizing Reconciliation in Local Contexts and the Role of the International Community
Djané Adou gave an input on “Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire: diverging directions and therapies of a crisis” at the conference held by the University of Leiden in the Hague. The conference attempted to deepen the meaning of reconciliation in local contexts and trace the influence of the international community on reconciliation.