FBA at the Almedalen Week 2017

During this year’s Almedalen Week in Visby, Sweden, the FBA organized a series of seminars in the area of conflict and security, development and peacebuilding.

2017-07-08 10:00

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Responsive and Responsible: Politically Smart Rule of Law Reform in Conflict and Fragile States

There is a long-standing recognition that rule of law is an essential element in achieving sustainable peace and development. In recent years it has gained even more prominence in policy discourse and as a core ingredient of broad-based international commitments, with the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular Goal 16 as a clear indicator for where we are headed. Yet, what has been lacking in rule of law reform, or at least it has been only marginally represented, is a political approach to address the underlying causes of problems and obstacles to rule of law.

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Richard Sannerholm, Shane Quinn and Andrea Rabus
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2016

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  • Posted by Kristina Zetterlund

    International Day of UN Peacekeepers – gender equality for efficiency

    On 29 May, we commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers and, in Sweden, the Veterans Day, paying tribute to individuals who have served in peace operations. All of those who contribute to peace operations in an effort to make this world a better place are worthy of great praise. In acknowledgement of their commitment and sacrifices, and with the unmistakable goal of enabling and building peace and security in conflict-torn and -prone countries, we ... Read entire post »

    2017-05-29 13:09
  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Telltale signs of meaningful interventions for peacebuilding and development

    Starting off as a research initiative, FBA’s work on exploring linkages between the rule of law and public administration in peacebuilding and development gradually scaled up to one of the largest projects that the agency is implementing bilaterally, the project on local self-government and rule of law in Ukraine. Within the span of several years it has, quite entrepreneurially, engaged with a variety of actors that have jointly been working on promoting rights’ based serviced delivery ... Read entire post »

    2017-05-22 15:57
  • Posted by Andreas Berg

    Returning to the field in a time of uncertainty

    For those of us who have worked abroad for FBA over the years, there is a certain familiar pattern one gets used to in this very particular world. Times of excitement, challenge, and high activity come with a new assignment in an international mission or position in the field, followed by periods of rest and recovery after a completed task, followed by patience (and impatience) waiting and hoping for new opportunities to continue one’s career. For ... Read entire post »

    2017-05-15 17:15
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