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Redefining Safe Water: A Holistic Approach to WASH

Carrie Schwartz
August 28, 2023
5 Minute Read
Expanding the definition of “safe” water, sanitation, and hygiene will ensure a more holistic approach that prioritizes secure and safe services for all.
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The Yemen International Forum: A Space for Constructive Dialogue and Opportunities

Ahmed Al Khameri
July 31, 2023
5 Minute Read
Chemonics UK’s Ahmed Al Khameri, Team Leader for The Yemen Support Fund, participated at this year’s Yemen International Forum. In this blog, he shares his insights.
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Incentivising and Stabilising a Peace Process Through Sensitive and Responsive Programming

Ahmed Al Khameri
May 18, 2023
6 Minute Read
How challenging is conflict resolution in Yemen? Chemonics UK's Yemen Support Fund (YSF) project explores why now is a critical moment for Yemen.
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Neuroscientists, Geneticists and Cultural Theorists Bring New Tools and Perspectives to Conflict Studies

Dr. Mette Bastholm Jensen
November 2, 2022
< 1 Minute Read
With war on the rise for a decade, King's College London has gathered a team of experts from fields not typically associated with war research. The hope is that novel approaches might lead to new insights into the roots of violence, and also suggest pathways to peace.
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Why Conflict Analysis Matters for Economic Development

Bianca S Auriemo
August 15, 2022
4 Minute Read
In fragile and conflict-affected areas, promoting effective economic growth is impossible without a thorough understanding of local conflict dynamics. Without this, programs risk causing more harm.
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Rethinking the Relationship Between Security and Development

Hannah Jackson
August 11, 2022
6 Minute Read
How do development practitioners and their security colleagues curb perceptions that security and technical experts have two seemingly disparate goals?
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How Can Researchers Better Navigate the Profits and Perils of Satellite and Open-Source Investigations?

Dr. Mette Bastholm Jensen
April 19, 2022
2 Minute Read
Satellite and open-source data are revolutionising research on conflicts, particularly those in remote, hard-to-access regions. But these fast-accelerating research methods come with their own set of risks and require careful handling.
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How Careful Use of Technology Can Guide Climate-Sensitive Peacebuilding

Abigail Corey
January 27, 2022
5 Minute Read
Reducing violent conflict and battling the effects of climate change are significant challenges in and of themselves. Technology allows us to better analyze both issues by helping us determine where they intersect and exacerbate one another, untangling their driving factors and enabling us to develop smart solutions.
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3 Questions with Jaclyn Grace on Engaging Elites to Resolve Conflict

Jaclyn Grace
April 27, 2021
4 Minute Read
Engaging local power brokers in peace efforts requires a systematic and nuanced understanding of local leaders’ spheres of influence.