Sierra Leone: Day 3 First of all, Happy Independence Day, on behalf of Sierra Leoneans. I’m saying this because while I’m writing about yesterday (day 3 in Sierra Leone), the whole of Sierra Leone is celebrating. They are celebrating freedom the way few countries in the world know how to do it. They are celebrating like a people that knows what it means not to be free, they are... Read More About Sierra Leone: Know your rights (Day 3) »
Sierra Leone – Day 2 Sand in my shoes and dust…everywhere Day two in Sierra Leone was a day of contrasts. The day started with a planning session, seeing what needs to be done during the following days, including the day that had already started. We took the dusty road, through the hot air of Freetown to get to the house of Fatu Kanja Sesay. I still haven’t got used to... Read More About Sierra Leone: Dust in my shoes (Day 2) »
Pfew! Took me long to get here but I made it. And it was all worth it :) I'm gonna skip the boring part with early waking up to catch the flight to Paris, running in between the terminals to catch the flight to Freetown, and so on, and get to the part where first I saw Guineea from the plane before landing for a short stop. My first glimpse of Africa...colorful , unusual, a bit of... Read More About Sierra Leone: The Land of Smiles (Day 1) »
The new version of the Peace Portal is now live! With this new version the Peace Portal has improved many functionalities, usability and the design, ready to be used to its full potential. How can you use the Peace Portal? Every day we hear news of longstanding violent conflicts, where solutions seem difficult to even imagine. Local communities in conflict regions are... Read More About Explore the new Peace Portal! »
On the 6th of April there was a meeting in The Hague on the role of the European Union in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. The meeting was opened by Minister Ben Knapen of Development cooperation and European Affairs. Various officials were on the panels, from the EU, the Dutch government and civil society organizations, as well as from Ghana and Sudan. Since the 1st of January... Read More About Civil Society Dialogue Network Meeting: “Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Situations of Fragility” »
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