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Peacebuilding & Citizenship

Angola’s history of chronic conflict dates back to the beginning of the 1961 liberation war through to the ceasefire in 2002. In an effort to minimize potential social conflict prior to the 2008 and 2009 elections, Development Workshop together with its civil society and church-based partners developed a series of programs aimed at encouraging dialogue and tolerance among local actors and war-affected communities in each of Angola’s 18 provinces.

DW’s peacebuilding programme was launched in December 1998 during the same month that the Lusaka Peace Process collapsed and Angola entered its final destructive phase of conflict. DW hosted a meeting of the major civil society and religious institutions including CICA, CEAST, AEA and FONGA resulting in the founding of the Angola Peacebuilding Programme (PCP). In the post-war period the PCP focused its energies on reconciliation of communities and reintegration of demobilized soldiers and their families. The PCP partners joined forces in the period leading up to elections in order to ensure that the democratic process would not provoke local conflicts and lead to a breakdown in the peace process as had the last elections in 1992.

In 2005 DW and its former PCP member institutions, mounted a renewed partnership focused on Civic Education. Via electoral training, education, adult literacy, conflict resolution and instituting organized participative planning at the local community level, DW has successfully supported its partners’ work of preparing Angola for elections.

 

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Sturla Stalsett - Opção pelos pobres e pela plenitude da vida

Tuesday, 27 May, 2014
O papel das igrejas na obra de reconciliação, justiça e uma sociedade inclusiva. Sturla Stalsett (nascido em 16 de abril, 1964 ) é ​​um teólogo e pastor norueguês. Ele é secretário-geral da Missão da Cidade Igreja. Sturla Stalsett tomou fundação ciência política, em 1987, o grau na Faculdade de Teologia em 1989 e em 1998 recebeu seu doutorado teológica na Faculdade de Teologia da Universidade de...

Nelson Mandela memoriam by DW Director Allan Cain

Sunday, 8 December, 2013
At about midnight on Thursday, the 5th of December DW’s director Allan Cain was en route to Johannesburg when Nelson Mandela’s death was announced on the airport display screens. The following is Allan’s reflection on Mandela’s passing. I remember the first and only time I saw Nelson Mandela in May 1990. Shortly after being released from prison, he chose to come to Angola as his first trip abroad...

Seminário de Formação sobre a Resolução de Conflictos

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
Development Workshop em parceria com a ACCORD coordenou o seminário da Parceria Global para a Prevenção de Conflitos Armados (GPPAC) no escritorio de DW em Luanda, nos dias 10 e 11 de Julho de 2013 facilitada Eunice Inácio. O objetivo do treinamento foi o fortalecimento da capacidade e experiência entre os principais atores da sociedade civil em Angola, que servem como apoio na formulação e...

Civic and Electoral Education Project - Part 2

Friday, 1 January, 2010
The project was evaluated by the EU in 2010 in a Result Oriented Monitoring visit. The program received good to very good grades in all areas. In February 2007 DW’s Peace building and Citizenship Program started PECE II, the next phase of their Civic and Electoral Education Project. The importance of the Civic Education for Elections Project is very much connected with the consolidation of the...

Justiça Transicional em Angola

Sunday, 1 March, 2009
O relatório elaborado por CSVR e Development Workshop e CSVR sobre os mecanismos da Justiça Transicional que existem em Angola foi lançado em Luanda no mês de Março de 2009. Este processo criou a oportunidade para os intervenientes principais reunirem para debater questões de transição e desafios correntes. Durante o processo de recolha de dados para o relatório, pedidos foram feitos para apoio...

Voices of Peace

Thursday, 1 January, 2009
Managed by 12 different community groups, Development Workshop founded a peace project that promotes open dialogue at the local level to encourage peaceful conflict resolution. Finished in 2009.

Civic and Electoral Education Project - Part 1

Thursday, 1 January, 2009
The Civic and Electoral Education Project has its roots in PEC (Civic Education Project) which was originally conceived post the ceasefire to work with ex-combatants. The Civic Education Project evolved into the Civic and Electoral Education Projects I and II (PECE I & PECE II) which were specifically designed to prepare provinces for the 2008 elections and prevent conflict. JEPC is a...

Projecto de Educação Cívica e Eleitoral II

Thursday, 1 November, 2007
Author: Jon Schubert. Qual é o significado de eleições em Angola? Parece claro que depois de quase trinta anos de guerra civil, a transição para a democracia constitui um enorme passo na reconstrução do país. O governo da República de Angola anunciou, repetidamente, a intenção de realizar eleições, em breve, mas não estabeleceu data. Ainda assim, e mesmo com os cidadãos já se registando como...

A Fragile State: Vulnerability in Post-Conflict Angola

Friday, 15 June, 2007
Author: Paul Robson. Qual é o significado de eleições em Angola? Parece claro que depois de quase trinta anos de guerra civil, a transição para a democracia constitui um enorme passo na reconstrução do país. O governo da República de Angola anunciou, repetidamente, a intenção de realizar eleições, em breve, mas não estabeleceu data. Ainda assim, e mesmo com os cidadãos já se registando como...

Angola Listening Project

Wednesday, 1 November, 2006
Author: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. The Listening Project (LP) organized a two-week field visit to Angola in November 2006. Catholic Relief Services, Development Workshop, and CARE International collaborated with CDA in arranging for, and carrying out, the field visit of the Listening Project in Angola. Five teams of “listeners,” some composed of an Angolan...

Ondaka

Friday, 31 December, 2004
Ondaka, a monthly bulletin published with DW’s support, has been a cornerstone in increasing adult literacy among communities. We started production in 2001 and will continue to do so. This bulletin is produced with funding from the EU. Read full issues here: dw.angonet.org/content/ondaka.

Surviving the Peace

Friday, 15 October, 2004
This is substantive issues paper that was prepared as a backgrounder for the dialogue. The paper outlined the key issues to be explored in addressing the transition gap, articulated some of the tensions that exist around decision-making on involvement in peacebuilding and post-conflict transition, and briefly surveyed the work already done on the issue internationally. Four case studies — Angola...

Angola Case Study: The Challenges of Post-Conflict Transition

Friday, 15 October, 2004
Author: Allan Cain. Presented at Surviving the Peace - Better Canadian Responses to Post-Conflict Transition Needs in Africa Conference in Ottawa. Angola has failed three times to consolidate successive peace processes. In the last four decades Angola has suffered near-continuous war, large-scale displacements of nearly 4 million people or a third of its population,...

Sociedade Civil & Reabilitação Comunitária no Pós-guerra de Angola

Tuesday, 16 September, 2003
Author: Allan Cain. Apresentado na Mesa Redonda sobre Doadores Internacionais e Sociedade Civil Implicações na Recuperação de Angola e nos Deslocados. Este documento analisa os desafios colocados pela reconstrução do pós-guerra como um processo de consolidação da paz. São levantadas questões sobre o regresso a uma “normalidade” pós-guerra e sobre a natureza dessa...

Humanitarian & Development Actors in Angola as Peacebuilders?

Saturday, 1 December, 2001
Author: Allan Cain. Published in the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), Number 90, Volume 28. The article argues that despite ample justification for donor fatigue, the international community has, in fact, stayed engaged in Angola during the last decade. Investment in humanitarian and development/rehabilitation programming can be understood as a donor...

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