SSR Contribution to UN-World Bank Prevention Report

01/03/2017 - 30/04/2017

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In 2017, the UN and the World Bank requested DCAF's contribution to their planned study on the prevention of violent conflict. DCAF, used its subject-matter expertise to contribute knowledge and operational experience of how SSR processes have supported prevention efforts. DCAF provided the UN and the World Bank with a short paper setting out examples and available elements of evidence reflecting opportunities and entry-points for SSR processes to actively contribute to conflict prevention objectives in various contexts. This enabled the UN and the World Bank to present a more comprehensive definition of conflict prevention thus widening the space for various actors to work together from different angles.

To access the briefing paper by DCAF-ISSAT, The Contribution and Role of SSR in the Prevention of Violent Conflict, kindly follow the link. 

For the final report from the World Bank and UN, Pathways for Peace – Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict, kindly follow the link. 

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Mandate outputs / products

  • A short paper (15 pages) setting out examples and entry-points through which SSR processes can actively contribute to the Prevention agenda. 

Outcome objectives of mandate

  • The expected outcome of this process is to strengthen the relevance and relationship between the SSR agenda and that of prevention through the presentation of evidence reflecting SSR contributions to prevention in one of the premier development publications of the year.

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