People Building Peace

TitlePeople Building Peace
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleTransforming Violent Conflict in South Asia
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBerndt, H
Number of Pages146 pp.
PublisherEvangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED)
Accession Number681

In the course of the EED partner process 'Peace in South Asia' (PISA) a documentation of civil society experiences in the field of conflict transformation was produced. It is based on case studies of eight partner organisations from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The variety of experiences proves the importance of local actors in transforming violent conflict. The documentation also displays the various challenges local civil society organizations need to respond to. The author of the book, conflict specialist Mr. Hagen Berndt, who is familiar with South Asia since decades, has spent time with each of the eight organisations in order to facilitate processes of reflection and evaluation. During a partner workshop in October 2005 in Bonn, the common reflection process was continued further together with representatives from partner organisations from Africa and colleagues of EED.

This documentation is now published with the title "People Building Peace - Transforming Violent Conflict in South Asia". The book contains the insights of this learning process. It provides a lot of reflection on grassroot experiences and relates these to the state of the art of academic theories and approaches, challenging some of the commonly held positions.

The publication can be downloaded from the homepage of the EED (see link below).

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