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Title:Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration and post-conflict peacebuilding in Africa: an overview
Author:Knight, W. AndyISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African security
Volume:1
Issue:1
Pages:24-52
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:disarmament
demobilization
reintegration
peacebuilding
UN
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19362200802285757
Abstract:This article draws on the experience of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes on the African continent. It explains the link between DDR in Africa and the evolution of postconflict peacebuilding as envisioned by former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the phases of the DDR process, the actors involved in the practice of DDR both within the UN system and outside. Seven case studies - Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Sudan - are used to illustrate how DDR programmes have been implemented, the lessons that have been learned as a result, and the challenges that are yet to be overcome. A general evaluation of DDR is provided in the conclusion, which taps into discussions and recommendations emerging from a 2006 conference held on the subject at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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