New report: Inclusive constitution making in fragile and conflict-affected states
Support for constitution making is an important element of international engagement in countries emerging from conflict or political transition. This support often focuses on promoting inclusive constitution making, recognising that this can help establish a more inclusive state. An inclusive constitution-making process, however, does not automatically generate inclusive content and outcomes.
Regional Women Mediators Network meeting: The Chair’s statement
On 21-23 March, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRIO and NOREF hosted a meeting of representatives from various regional networks of women mediators, including FemWise-Africa, the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network and the Nordic Women Mediators. The meeting, also attended by representatives from the UN and other key multilateral organisations, sought to discuss opportunities for the possible establishment of a wider alliance of regional women mediator networks. As a follow-up to the event, The Chair's statement is now available.
Event: Women Mediators Networks: connecting for inclusive peace-making
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NOREF Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invite you to a panel discussion on the barriers and opportunities for women's participation and influence in mediation and peace processes, and the role that women mediators' networks can play in redressing this gender gap.
New report: Designing peace - the Colombian peace process
The Colombian peace process has become a global reference point for negotiated solutions to armed conflicts. How did the conflict parties work to plan and lay the ground for the talks during the crucial first secret phases? What design elements stand out today as most important to the successful outcome of the negotiations? And what was the role of the guarantor countries Cuba and Norway, and the international community?
New report: Financing armed groups during ceasefires
Véronique Dudouet and Janel B. Galvanek undertake a much needed analysis of the sources of financial support for non-state armed groups during ceasefires and peace negotiations.
New report: Dilemmas and experiences of international support for inclusive peacebuilding
Researcher Clare Castillejo examines how international actors can strengthen their efforts to promote inclusion by learning from previous experience and drawing on new knowledge and approaches.
Report launch: Norway's contribution to peacebuilding in Guatemala 1996-2016
Twenty years have passed since the signing of the peace accord in Guatemala. Has Norway contributed positively to peacebuilding in this period? A report by the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) and NOREF sets out to answer this. The report is launched and discussed at the Nobel Peace Center 12 September, participants include Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and prominent experts.
New report: Women and the gender approach in the Colombian peace process
The Colombian peace agreement signed in September 2016 was by far the most gender inclusive peace agreement in history. When it was rejected by a narrow majority in a plebiscite the following October, many feared that gender would be sacrificed to accommodate those who voted no. According to Hilde Salvesen and Dag Nylander, however, the gender focus is not weakened in the renegotiated peace agreement which was ratified by Congress and entered into force in December. Rather, the language has become clarified and more precise.
New board appointments
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed a new board for NOREF. The new chair is Bård Glad Pedersen; additional new members are Thomas Hegghammer, Kristin Lund and Kate Hansen Bundt. Members Øyvind Nordsletten and Tale Steen-Johnsen remain on the board.