The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is presently soliciting contributions for the third Conflict Trends Issue of 2011 (CT 2011, Issue 3). This will be a Special Issue of Conflict Trends focusing on the 'Nexus between Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding'. We welcome submissions on articles that aim to enhance this discussion on the nexus between peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Africa.
According to DPKO / DFS, "Over the last 20 years UN multidimensional peacekeeping has become an important international peacebuilding instrument, usually playing a more prominent role at the early stages of a post-conflict peacebuilding effort. Ten of the current 16 UN peacekeeping operations are multidimensional in nature and have been mandated by the Security Council to perform a broad range of peacebuilding activities." Peacekeepers have been engaging in peacebuilding activities and this has become central to the current discussion and debate on how to better equip and deploy multidimensional operations.
Articles must be 2 500-3 000 words in length. The deadline for submission of fully completed articles is 18 July 2011 and submitted to The Managing Editor, Venashri Pillay, at email@example.com
Articles selected will be awarded honorariums upon publication.