West Africa

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

Project funded by Swissuniversities, 2017

EFORD: Education for Development - Linking academic institutions for peace

swisspeace is in the lead of this swissuniversities project, which aims at improving academic and vocational education of researchers and professionals who work on and in development and conflict-affected contexts. Visit swissuniversities for more information and a list of all partnering institution. Download project summary.


swisspeace, 2017

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.


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