April 2017
Policy Advocacy for Peacebuilding

This publication explores the theoretical and practical nexus between advocacy and peacebuilding and how advocacy could be used to address immediate as well as structural peacebuilding challenges. While the Life & Peace Institute (LPI) does not think this resource pack is the silver bullet that...

2017 elections: Making Somalia great again?

This January-February issue focuses on the elections in Somalia and their impact on the future of Somalia. This issue also addresses the interface between the elections in Somalia and their impact on ‘Somaliland.’ Download...

UN Resolution 1325 at 16: Where to from here in the Horn?

This issue seeks to mark the 16th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), a landmark resolution which had the objectives of protecting women and children in situations of armed conflict and ensuring women’s participation in post-conflict processes. ...

December 2016
Success stories of women and men working for peace

This publication is a snapshot of the work of Somali Peace Line through success stories of partners, women, men, and children who have worked for peace. Download ...

November 2016
Community perceptions of violent extremism in Kenya

This report is based on a collaboration between the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in Cape Town, Georgetown University in Washington DC, in consultation with the Life & Peace Institute. The research sought to give preference to local voices that, to date, are under-represented i...

November 2016
A year after Valletta: What has changed?

This issue of HAB lets you be the judge on what has changed – or not changed – in the Horn of Africa one year after the much-publicized Valetta Summit and what the latest migration developments means going forward for the sub-region. Download...

September 2016
Extractives in the Horn

In recent years, the Horn of Africa has experienced a mineral boom. With the right institutions and policies put in place this mineral bonanza could well be an asset that helps sustain the rapid economic growth the region has registered in recent years. Apart from the usual suspects of governance p...

July 2016
Participatory Action Research (PAR): A Tool for Transforming Conflict

This latest publication, “Participatory Action Research (PAR), a tool for transforming conflict—a case study from south central Somalia”, documents the key challenges and opportunities for implementing PAR in the Somali context. It is based on the first phase of a three-year peace process with...

To sign or not to sign? The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the Horn

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) represents an outstanding example of successful civil society advocacy on an issue that states customarily viewed as within the realm of their national security concerns. The articles in this issue, edited jointly with the Oxfam Liaison Office to the African Union, are ...

July 2016
Exploring Peaceful Co-existence in Nairobi’s Urban Settlements: Eastleigh, Majengo, Mlango Kubwa

This report is the result of a nine-month qualitative research project, designed and conducted by the Life & Peace Institute in partnership with the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh. The uniqueness of this research project owes to the fact that it was inherently designed and im...

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