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A Somali woman carrying water in a refugee camp

Mitigating the climate crisis in SomaliaTowards COP27: Our article series on climate and conflict

Climate change is already a terrifying reality in Somalia. A combination of mitigation strategies and peaceful adaptation can help reduce threats to communities.

  • feature 4 Nov 2022
An Iraqi man walks on the dry banks of the Diyala River

Addressing climate-security risks in IraqTowards COP27: Our article series on climate and conflict

Many regions in Iraq are facing acute water shortages. Inclusive dialogue settings and climate-focused mediation can help with responding to such climate risks.

  • feature 2 Nov 2022
Habib Nassar of Impunity Watch

New video series on transitional justiceExplore different perspectives on dealing with the past and reconciliation

Visit the new website of our Global Learning Hub for Transitional Justice and Reconciliation to find a video series exploring contemporary issues in the field.

  • feature 1 Nov 2022
Two soldiers on opposing sides holding hands.

Video: Observation and monitoring mechanisms in conflict de-escalationCreative approaches, best practices and lessons learned

Watch the video of the event that took a closer look at the ability of third parties to guarantee, observe and accompany processes of conflict de-escalation.

  • event 27 Oct 2022
Peaceful protests in Miami, Florida, USA in May 2020 after death of George Floyd

Matching aspirations, missing connectionsPAX and Berghof launch report that calls for EU support to nonviolent movements

The Berghof Foundation and PAX brought the voice of nonviolent movements to Brussels to call on the EU to support their work for peaceful and democratic change.

  • blog post 25 Oct 2022
  • Author(s) Francesc X. Teodoro Alandete, Véronique Dudouet
A Somali boy stands on a junk vehicle after heavy rain in Mogadishu

Climate vulnerability demands conflict transformation approachesTowards COP27: Our article series on climate and conflict

At the upcoming COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, adaptation will be at the top of the agenda. To be effective, conflict transformation must be a part of that conversation.

  • blog post 20 Oct 2022
  • Author(s) Tom Breese, Nike Löble, Arrliya Sugal
Faith-based women mediators play an important role in conflict transformation, but they also face specific challenges.

Video: Women faith-based mediators: Innovation through tradition?

Watch our online panel discussion on the role of women in faith-based mediation.

  • event 18 Oct 2022
Tour guide in Sabratha, Libya |

Video: Libya – quo vadis?Challenges and opportunities for peace, and the role of the international community

Watch the video of our online panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for peace in Libya.

  • event 14 Oct 2022
Together with “The Reckoning Project”, Berghof organised a symposium on testimony collection and transitional justice in Ukraine.

“Peaceful coexistence after war needs justice”

Berlin newspaper reports about Berghof symposium on collecting testimonies of war crimes in Ukraine

  • feature 12 Oct 2022
A destroyed school in CHERNIHIV, Ukraine |

Collecting testimony and transitional justice in Ukraine

During an international symposium, we discussed testimony collection during the war in Ukraine and how it can lay the foundations of transitional justice processes.

  • feature 5 Oct 2022
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