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Building Sustainable Peace: Conflict, Conciliation and Civil Society in Northern Ghana (Oxfam Working Papers Series)

Author:
Ada van der Linde
Rachel Naylor

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$ 23.71 (new)
$ 22.05 (used)

Medium:
Paperback (80 pages)

Publisher:
Oxfam Publishing
1999-11-01

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Editorial Description

Intense fighting in the Northern Region of Ghana in 1994 and 1995 led to the loss of 15,000 lives and the displacement of 200,000 people. A formal peace treaty, negotiated by the government, ended the fighting but did not address the underlying causes of the conflict, which was a complex mix of economic, political, and ethnic factors.An informal consortium of NGOs, initially involved in delivering humanitarian aid, set up a parallel peace process, seeking to build up trust through a series of peace-education workshops and the creation of a multi-ethnic Youth and Development Association. The success of the process was symbolized by the signing of the Kumasi Peace Accord in 1996.This report, commissioned by the Northern Ghana Inter-NGO Consortium, demonstrates how a network of NGOs, sharing skills and building up local capacities, can play an invaluable role in promoting a sustainable peace after conflict.