Managing Conflict

ODI HPG: Talking to the other side: Humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors

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Author: Jackson, A. (for HPG - Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI)
Publication date: 2012

This HPG Policy Brief explores the obstacles to and opportunities for humanitarian dialogue with armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It begins with the rationale for such engagement and the applicable legal frameworks. It then provides an overview of the challenges that humanitarian actors face when engaging in dialogue with ANSAs on issues of access, assistance and protection.

GIZ Guidebook for MSP facilitation

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Authors: GIZ, onbehalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Expert opinions by Jim Woodhill & Simone van der Vugt; Darian Stibbe (based on Ros Tennyson, with Nazneen Huq & Joanna Pyres); Vanessa Sayers; Douglas Kativu.

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ guidebook has been designed and written for facilitators of MSPs. It offers the reader the following benefits:

The Only Government We See: Building Company/Community Dialogue in Nigeria

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

Making Monkey Business: Building Company/Community Dialogue in the Philippines

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

Troubles on the way: An analysis of the challenges faced by multi-stakeholder platforms

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Author: Nicolas Faysse
Publication Date: 2006

Using two cases from South Africa and Bolivia, both in regards to water resource management, this paper analyses Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP’s) as a means of resolving conflicts around natural resource management in both developing countries and on a global level. In examining why MSP’s have been and continue to be viewed in an often unfavourable context, the author identifies  and discusses five principal issues:

Guidebook for MSP Facilitation

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Created by : GIZ (CCPS)

Publication Date : June 2011

This one-stop guidebook on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes is designed to act as not only a checklist in preparation for the facilitation of an MSP, but also to act as a compass, helping facilitators to navigate through the many phases of often diverse and complex MSP’s. Presenting advisory contributions from experts of various backgrounds, the guidebook also acts as a companion guide, detailing best practices which have been learned through years of experience.

Conflict Transformation: A Multi-Dimensional Task

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Author: Hugh Maill

Publication Date: 2004

What is the state-of-the-art in conflict transformation theory? Does a theory of conflict transformation already exist, and if so, what are its main foundations? This paper aims to identify what is distinctive about conflict transformation theory and practice, as well as to identify its key dimensions.