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ISSAT 2016 Annual Report


ISSAT's 2016 Annual Report highlights our achievements over the past year, as well as the evolving trends in SSR and therefore the top issues for us to focus on in 2017.


  • Foreword from the Governing Board Chair
  • Note by the Head of ISSAT
  • Looking Ahead: Top 10 Issues for the SSR Agenda for 2017
  • Emerging Trends for 2017
  • Turning Attention to SSR in West Africa
  • Multilateral Engagements
  • Constantly Evolving Long-Term Engagement
  • Expanding Knowledge Base
  • Programme of Work - Strategy, Performance and Impact
  • Statement on Financial Report
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War Must Not Become the New Normal

With the proliferation of conflicts, weakening international institutions, and rising nationalism, the world faces daunting times ahead. A new coalition of states must come together to promote our collective interest in peace and security.

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Identity, Gender, and Conflict Drivers in Pakistan

Based on a study conducted in the Pakistani town of Haripur that investigated children’s attitudes toward identity, this Peace Brief finds that identity-based divides are in fact not the primary drivers of conflict at the community level, but notes the continuing salience of gender identity, which produces differing social expectations and differing understandings of conflict resolution roles.

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Report on Gender Sensitivity in DCAF-ISSAT Work

DCAF-ISSAT aims to incorporate gender sensitivity throughout its work. The report on gender sensitivity in DCAF-ISSAT work for 2016 will be available here by Friday 31st March 2017. 

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The Armed Conflict Lurking in the Countryside

The protests against Congolese President Joseph Kabila in cities like Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, only reveal part of the crisis the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently facing. The current fragmentation of authority in rural Eastern Congo is the outcome of a constant reconstitution of local political order, largely based on exclusivist and ethnic claims.

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