Feb 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Peacebuilding Centre is a Canadian non-government organization that consolidates good practice for peacebuilding and human security, and focuses on assembling operational tools compiled over many years by contributions from multiple peacebuilding experts and practitioners. Its purpose is to make it easier for peacebuilding practitioners to find practical approaches to:

  1. engage with fragile states
  2. conduct Early Warning – Early Response assessments to address root causes of conflict, and
  3. design conflict-sensitive approaches for project programming in fragile states.

Over the years, it has produced a consolidation of tools for peacebuilding practitioners on security sector reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants (DDR), policing, and small arms. In addition, their Matrix of Essential Tasks is a tool worth of particular mention.  It is an excellent road map to rebuilding fragile states and contains a section that lays out short, medium and long term approaches in security sector reform.

You can find their full list of tools for practitioners here.