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A woman collects water from a water tank stored outside her home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat, which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 11, 2022.

How climate change affects conflict dynamics in Iraq

Our new reports shed light on how climate change impacts local conflict in Iraq. Read our key recommendations on how to address climate security risks.

  • feature 12 Dec 2023
A man lifts a pan with an image of Colombia's President Ivan Duque that reads "dialogue" during a  protest march combined with concerts as a national strike continues in Medellin, Colombia Dec 22, 2019.

Video | Event series: National Dialogues at crossroadsNational Dialogues x Protest Movements

Learn about challenges and opportunities of organising National Dialogues in the context of social protests from the launch event of our latest paper on this topic.

  • event 7 Dec 2023
Boys play in a dried up dam in Khawlan, Yemen, one of the world's most water-stressed countries, where climate change-induced drought and the lack of sustainable water supplies prevail.

How local authorities in Yemen respond to the effects of the climate crisis

Local authorities gathered at a conference in Mukalla, Yemen in order to develop responses to environmental degradation.

  • blog post 5 Dec 2023
  • Author(s) Hasan Shujaa
epa06290224 Irene Fellin (R), President of WIIS Italy, and Victoria Sandino Simanca Herrera (L), Plenipotentiary Member of the Commission for Implementation, of the Final Agreement and Head of the National Commission for Women, Gender and Sexual Diversity of the Partido Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Comun - FARC, during Mediterranean Women Mediators Network at the Farnesina Palace in Rome, Italy, 26 October 2017. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO PERI

Video: Women mediator networksMore of the same?

Watch our online event to find out more about the importance of women mediator networks and the challenges they face.

  • event 1 Dec 2023
A picutre of Esther Omam, Executive Director of the organisation "Reach out" from Cameroon, speaking at a workshop. Esther wears a red dress and black glasses.

The crucial role of women mediators in war-torn Cameroon, and the risks they takeGerman Africa Prize 2023 awarded to the "1st National Women’s Convention for Peace in Cameroon"

In Cameroon, women mediators manage to broker deals amidst rampant violent conflicts. Our colleague Carla Schraml interviewed a group of them for her latest study.

  • blog post 30 Nov 2023
  • Author(s) Carla Schraml
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sept 24, 2021: Hands with a cellphone taking pictures of protesters during the Global Climate Strike. Concept: the role of technology and social networks in protests.

Video | Event series: National Dialogues at crossroadsNational Dialogues x Digitalisation

Watch the launch event of our paper “National Dialogues x Digitalisation” to learn about opportunities and risks of using digital technologies in National Dialogues.

  • event 22 Nov 2023
Our team and project partners visited an exhibition at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial during their latest study trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A struggle against divisive monuments and memoriesWhat a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina reveals about the risks and opportunities of commemoration

On a recent trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, our colleagues experienced how memorials can entrench divisions and discovered what can still be done to unite people.

  • feature 17 Nov 2023
Photo of Mahmoud Alnaouq. Mahmoud is standing in front of an airport and he is smiling into the camera. Mahmoud was killed in the shelling of Gaza, alongside his family, at the end of October 2023.

EMBRACE consortium mourns the loss of Mahmoud Alnaouq

It is with deep sadness that we have learned about the passing of Mahmoud Alnaouq, researcher at PalThink and EMBRACE consortium partner.

  • feature 15 Nov 2023
The "Friendship Bridge" runs across the Amu Darya River between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan |

The West Can Support the People of Afghanistan via Central Asia

While Western governments opt to wait out the crisis in Afghanistan, a unique opportunity arises as Central Asian states choose a pragmatic route.

  • blog post 9 Nov 2023
  • Author(s) Andrew Gilmour
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Ethiopia: project to strengthen infrastructures for peace

Launch of three-year peacebuilding and inclusive dialogue work in Benishangul-Gumuz region, northwestern Ethiopia.

  • press release 7 Nov 2023
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