Podcasts, as a widely accessible communication channel, helps us share our information and knowledge with other people, working on SSR, establishing an active network for meaningful collaboration.

South African Lessons for City Activism

Cities are often described as sites of democracy at its deepest level – places where state actors are closest to citizens and their needs and the opportunities to plan and implement policies together are the greatest. Protest and frustration are also frequently the most intense when local governments are the target: Civil society advocacy groups and activist movements often assume that government will respond in a particular way, believing that if they clearly articulate a need, the authorities will deliver what they are asking. They are more often than not disappointed. But those citizens who are better equipped with an understanding of the "logics" of government are better able to use the levers available to them in their democracy to influence it. 

In this episode, Joel Sandhu from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) discusses citizen-led change at the city level with Jodi Allemeier, a Global Governance Futures 2030 Fellow, talk about the tactics of activists in Cape Town.

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The Finnish way in peacemaking

This episode of CMI’s Peace Talks asks whether the Finnish way in peacemaking could respond to some of the challenges. How can the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and independent organisations complement each other? Is there something about Finnishness that brings results?

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Vivre sous la menace de Boko Haram

27 000 morts en dix ans. 1,7 million de personnes déplacées. A la frontière de quatre pays, le Nigeria, le Niger, le Cameroun et le Tchad, le lac Tchad est devenu depuis 15 ans un enfer pour les habitants de la région, à mesure que le groupe djihadiste Boko Haram en a fait son sanctuaire.

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Inclusivity in peacebuilding: does it work?

Desirée Nilsson is an Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden. Barbara Magalhães Teixeira is a research assistant at Uppsala University and has been working with Desirée on the inclusion of civil society actors in peace processes since 2018. Marthe Hiev sets the tone for the interview by asking questions about Desirée's groundbreaking quantitative study 'Anchoring the Peace: Civil Society Actors in Peace Accords and Durable Peace', wherein she found that the inclusion of CSO's has a positive effect on the durability of peace. Desirée's research provides a solid perspective on the difficult context wherein peace processes take place, and also provides possible explanations for the positive effect that civil society inclusion has on peace agreements in a post-conflict context.

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Can Inclusive Peace Processes Work?

The U.S. Institute of Peace and Conciliation Resources hosted a discussion on overcoming challenges to inclusive peace processes and negotiated settlements. This event furthered policy conversations supported by evidence-based research on inclusion in peace efforts conducted by Conciliation Resources.

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