Environmental Peacebuilding Update

Issue 1: 22 Jan 2014


Call for Papers: The Jus Post Bellum Project (Deadline January 27, 2014)
15 January 2014 | Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden

Peacebuilding and Environmental Damage in Contemporary Jus Post Bellum: Clarifying Norms, Principles and Practices. University of Leiden, June 11-12, 2014, The Hague, Netherlands.

Social Media Launch

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Book Launch: Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
27 January 2014 | ELI & UNEP

Washington, DC, March 2014, date to be announced.

Cross Border Environmental Issues and Water Resources in the Context of the Peace Process
27 January 2014 | Friends of the Earth Middle East

EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) invite you to attend a conference on: Cross Border Environmental Issues and Water Resources in the Context of the Peace Process. The conference will discuss the joint management of cross-border environmental issues, with a particular focus on the urgency of dealing with water as one of the final status issues of the peace process.

Library Resources

Targeted Scenario Analysis: A New Approach to Capturing and Presenting Ecosystem Service Values for Decision Makers
United Nations Development Program, 2013
This guidebook provides a step-by-step introduction to Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA), an innovative analytical approach, developed by UNDP that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services within decision making, to help make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices.Through TSA, practitioners working with governments and private enterprises... Read More

Pastoralism in Practice: Monitoring Livestock Mobility in Contemporary Sudan
Helen Young et al (UNEP / Tufts University), 2013
This report highlights the importance of pastoralist livestock mobility for the resilience of pastoralist livelihood systems and for maximising productivity. Tufts and partners monitored camel, sheep and cattle herds for up to five months in Darfur and Kordofan regions of Sudan.  Using mixed methods and GPS tracking the study recorded... Read More

Encouraging Peace-building Through Better Natural Resource Management
Oli Brown (Chatham House), 2013
Natural resources such as conflict diamonds and illegal timber are known to trigger and prolong armed violence. What is less discussed is the contribution that effective and accountable environmental and natural resource management (NRM) can make to peace-building. Read More

Taking Root: The Cash Crop Trade in Darfur
Margie Buchanan-Smith et al. (UNEP / Tufts University), 2013
The purpose of the study is to understand the impact of a decade of conflict in Darfur on the trade in some of Darfur’s major cash crops. How has the cash crop trade adapted, and to what extent, if at all, has it recovered? What are the major constraints faced?... Read More

Managing the Boom and Bust: Supporting Climate Resilient Livelihoods in the Sahel
Ced Hesse, Simon Anderson, Lorenzo Cotula, Jamie Skinner and Camilla Toulmin (IIED), 2013
For decades the Sahel has been presented as suffering from irreversible degradation, leading to desert advancement and the impoverishment of the population. This issue paper develops an alternative profile and identifies the considerable potential of the Sahel’s dryland ecosystems. It explores the inherent resilience within existing crop and livestock production... Read More


UNDP: EXPRES (Expert Roster for Rapid Response) Consultants - Extractive Industries Specialist (Deadline January 24, 2014)
16 January 2014 | United Nations Development Programme

UNDP is seeking experts with an extractive industry development profile, and more specifically related to governance, environmental sustainability, and conflict prevention and recovery.

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program (Deadline January 27, 2014):
15 January 2014 | USAID

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of USAID.

Landesa: Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program (Deadline February 14, 2014)
16 January 2014 | Landesa: Center for Women's Land Rights

The Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program is an intensive six-week session for practitioners, activists, and government professionals conducted at Landesa's office in Seattle.

UNEP: Recruiting a P5 Coordinator of the Disasters and Conflicts Subprogramme (Deadline March 16, 2014):
22 January 2014 | United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP is seeking applicants for the coordinator position of the Disasters and Conflicts subprogramme. The coordinator position is being transferred from Geneva to Nairobi.

Friends of the Earth Middle East: International Internship Program
16 January 2014 | Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME)

FoEME is looking for an intern to work part-time in the Washington, DC area to help advance FoEME's programs in the U.S. and to maintain and extend its contacts with U.S. decision-makers, thought leaders and the public.

About Our Community of Practice

Environmental Peacebuilding is a knowledge platform and global community of practice on natural resources, conflict, and peace, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), UN Environment, McGill University, and the University of Tokyo. The platform unites a global network of researchers, practitioners, and decision makers in sharing experiences and lessons from managing natural resources in fragile states and conflict-affected settings. The platform also helps people to access new publications on the topic, conduct new research, and participate in events to support the growth of the field. As part of our Community of Practice, we bring you biweekly updates on recent developments, including news about our program as well as links to new publications, upcoming conferences and events, and job openings.

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