- Berghof Foundation: Strategic Priorities 2021-2023
- Constitutions and peace processes: A primer
- Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2020
- I Have To Speak: Voices of Female Ex-Combatants from Aceh, Burundi, Mindanao and Nepal
- Berghof Glossary on Conflict Transformation. 20 Notions for Theory and Practice
- Zum Kritischen Umgang mit Verschwörungstheorien: Erkenntnisse für die Pädagogische Praxis
This policy brief investigates underlying assumptions at the policy level on how trust comes about in Security and Rule of Law (SRoL) partnerships. Drawing on a policy review and interviews, it identifies two prevalent ‘Theories of Change’ as causal pathways for SRoL programmes towards enhancing citizens’ trust in security-related state institutions. It then critically reflects on these causal assumptions, considering recent advancements in trust research from various disciplines. Based on analysis, it provides recommendations on how to better reflect trust and trust-building in SRoL policies and programming.
- Author(s)Karoline Eickhoff, Viktoria Budde
This manual seeks to support faith-based multipliers who intend to strengthen the peace potential of religions by inspiring and training interested people and groups using peace education methods and approaches.
- Author(s)Cora Bieß, Dagmar Nolden
The Peace Counts image set is a compilation of professional reportage photographs for peace education work in international and religious contexts. It offers an inspiring visual approach to topics such as peace and peacebuilding, conflict and conflict management or transformation and change.
The series of nine picture cards is a peace education tool that explains conflict dynamics in an interactive way and that demonstrated possibilities how conflicts can be managed constructively.
Our 2020 annual report gives an overview of our work around the world during the year as well as insights into our finances and funding.
Oman has played an important role in supporting mediation efforts since the conflict in Yemen began. The country’s amicable relations with Saudi Arabia, Ansar Allah, Iran, and other Yemeni and international conflict stakeholders has allowed it to facilitate negotiations in a manner few other countries are able or willing to realise. This comes in the context of Oman’s established history of attempting to bring conflicting parties from its immediate western neighbour to the table at critical junctures. These efforts were again reactivated in early 2021 with the facilitation of talks between belligerents in the current conflict and international representatives in Muscat.
- Author(s)Abdullah Baabood
Seit Anfang 2020 führt die Berghof Foundation im Rahmen des Bundesprogrammes Demokratie leben! ein mehrjähriges Modellprojekt zum Thema durch. Das Ziel: Die Entwicklung eines Toolkits gegen Verschwörungstheorien, gemeinsam mit Jugendlichen und für Jugendliche. Dazu hat im September 2020 eine interdisziplinäre digitale Fachtagung mit Expert*innen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis stattgefunden. Aus dieser Tagung ist der vorliegende Band entstanden. Die darin enthaltenen Beiträge sollen die wichtige aktuelle Diskussion über angemessene (pädagogische) Gegenmaßnahmen zur Verbreitung von Verschwörungstheorien und zur Stärkung von demokratischen und friedensorientierten Grundhaltungen bereichern.
In light of the shifting global context, the Berghof Foundation as an organisation has to adapt as well. We are therefore expanding our activities beyond our established focal areas into six additional areas of strategic importance. This involves building up new expertise, new forms of collaboration, and new ways of working. This work has already begun. How Berghof intends to go about it over the next three years is the subject of this document.
Peace processes often confront conflict issues that have deep constitutional relevance, and yet the obvious link to “constitution making” and the need for constitutional expertise are seldom acknowledged. The role of constitution making in peace processes is understudied and there is little practical guidance for individuals involved in peace processes, especially the mediators, negotiators and other actors who support them, on how to engage with constitutional elements in peace processes.
- Author(s)Berghof Foundation, United Nations DPPA – Mediation Support Unit
The Berghof Foundation has been working with local authorities and the central administration(s) in Yemen since 2017 to strengthen inclusive local governance, support the resolution of local conflicts, and ensure that key concerns from the local level feed into central policy-making and the peace process. This working paper contributes to these overall goals by exploring how local governance is changing in the areas under Ansar Allah’s control. Subsequent papers will explore local-level changes in other parts of Yemen, notably in Aden and Hadhramawt. The peace process will need to take these ongoing changes into account.
- Author(s)Joshua Rogers