ACCORD has been invited to the Independent Electoral Commission briefing on the 2009 elections in South Africa. The briefing is to take place in Pretoria on the 21st of January and will be attended by Dr Shauna Mottiar, senior researcher in ACCORDs Knowledge Production Department.
Within the framework of its partnership with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR) at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, twice a year ACCORD co-organizes international Top-Level Seminars on Peace and Security (TOPS). Under the theme 'Challenges to Durable Peace', the second TOPS seminar for 2008 was held in Uppsala from 25 November until 5 December 2008.
From the 13-16 May 2008, Senior Researcher Jannie Malan, along with Karabo Rajuili from the Knowledge Production Department at ACCORD conducted community consultations in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Muden in KwaZulu Natal.
On 27 and 28 February ACCORD Senior Researcher, Richard Kamidza, will participate in the “Africa Round Table on Investment in Africa” focusing on the role of South Africa’s corporates in host countries. Mr. Kamidza is expected to present a paper on “South Africa: A Willing Hegemony?”
Richard Kamidza, Senior Researcher at ACCORD, recently attended a two-day consultative workshop in Uppsala, Sweden, to look at poverty reduction through regional cooperation. The workshop was organised by the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), on behalf of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
ACCORD has re-launched their long-awaited Occasional Paper Series. The series will focus on exciting and diverse analysis of current and emerging conflict transformation research, theory and praxis. Through substantive treatment of a subject of current and immediate interest, the OPS will contribute towards a growing body of knowledge on broad and interwoven issues in the field of conflict resolution in Africa, and from a wide variety of sources across the continent.
Mr. Karanja Mbugua represented ACCORD and presented at the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Raising Awareness and Exploring the Role for Civil Society in Contributing to its Implementation workshop from 21-22 July 2008.
As part of the partnership arrangement between ACCORD and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden, ACCORD participated in the Top Level Seminar on Peace and Security – TOPS, entitled “Challenges to Durable Peace after War in Africa”.
Mr. Richard Kamidza, Senior Researcher at ACCORD, will participate in the World Social Forum (WSF) events being organized by the Economic Justice Network (EJN) of the Fellowship of Christian Councils of Southern Africa (FOCCISA) from 20 January 2007.
On 19 May 2006, ACCORD is bringing 12 African academics to Durban, South Africa to assist ACCORD to interrogate transitional frameworks in contemporary Africa with a view to enrich its research agenda on conflict analysis. The one-day seminar will focus on appropriate research questions and policy frameworks in selected countries. The countries represented are the Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa,