April 24, 2020
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The pandemic requires the peacebuilding field to quickly adapt its programs and work. The field is rising to this challenge with bold initiatives to address this complex, unprecedented, and evolving crisis. To ensure the peacebuilding field has access to materials and reports quickly, we are curating resources on lessons learned and best practices. This resource page will be updated daily with key findings.

We look forward to harnessing our collective action during this global pandemic.

Virtual Roundtable: Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Time of COVID-19

Environmental Peacebuilding, the SEEP and FinEquity,  

June 2

9-10:30 am EDT

 

 


Regions

EthiopiaManaging the Politics of Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Crisis

International Crisis Group 

April 15, 2020

KenyaRadicalization And Violent Extremism In The Wake Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Victor Bwire, Capital News

April 29, 2020

Nigeria: COVID-19 Lockdown: Thousands Benefit From Global Peace Foundation Palliatives In Kaduna

New Nigerian News Papers

April 26, 2020
NigeriaHow a pandemic is increasing national coordination in Nigeria

Tahiru Sherriff, Medium 

April 23, 2020

NigeriaCOVID-19 and its Implications on Youth, Peace, and Security in Nigeria

Rafiu Adeniran Lawal, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation 

April 2020

NigeriaGPF Nigerian Response to COVID-19 Lockdown in Four Kaduna Communities (Maraban Rido, Mando, Kajuru and Kaninkon)

Global Peace Foundation

 2020
(the) Sahel: The Art of Pivoting with COVID-19 In the Sahel 

Sabina Behague, Equal Access Internaitonal

May 04, 2020
Somalia: COVID-19 in Somalia: A conflict-sensitive response to overlapping crises

Tim Midgley and Alastair Carr, Saferwrold

 April 15, 2020

SomaliaCOVID-19 Preparedness Response Plan

READO

March 2020
South SudanSouth Sudan youth use peace tech, bicycles to battle COVID-19 misinformation

Gale Julius Dada, Peace News

May 10, 2020
South Sudan: COVID-19, conflict and aid in South Sudan

Natalia Chan and Tim Midgley, Saferworld

April 9, 2020

West and Central Africa: Coronavirus, Conflict Threaten Millions Across West and Central Africa

Lisa Schlein, VOA

April 18, 2020

AfghanistanCOVID-19 in Afghanistan: Compounding Crises

Andrew Watkins, International Crisis Group

May 6, 2020
 Hong Kong: How Hong Kong Did It 

Zeynep Tufekci, The Atlantic

May 12, 2020
Myanmar: Displaced families in Myanmar’s Kachin fear coronavirus threat

Emily Fishbein, Al Jazeera

 April 18, 2020
NepalCovid-19 will pass, but Nepal must prepare for the instability it may cause

SaferWorld

May 14, 2020
South KoreaWhat’s Behind South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism?

Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

May 6, 2020
 TaiwanTaiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President

Javier C. Hernandez and Chris Horton, New York Times

May 12, 2020

Taiwan, Hong Kong, SingaporeTracking the Coronavirus: How Crowded Asian Cities Tackled an Epidemic

Hannah Beach, New York Times
April 21, 2020

Sweden: Sweden’s Unique Response To Coronavirus Is Hurting Its Minority Communities

April 8, 2020

Ukraine: COVID-19 turns the clock back on the war in Ukraine, as needs grow

Lily Hyde, The New Humanitarian

April 20, 2020
ColombiaCOVID-19 Pandemic Must Not Be Allowed to Derail Colombia Peace Agreement, Special Representative Tells Security Council

United Nations

April 14, 2020
Civil Society in Times of COVID19

GPPAC

May 1, 2020
Deportation and Disease: Central America’s COVID-19 Dilemmas

International Crisis Group

April 28, 2020
‘The Soldier Is Here to Defend You.’ Latin America’s Militarized Response to COVID-19

Kristina Mani, World Politics Review

April 21, 2020
Interactive Map: Aid From China and the U.S. to Latin America Amid the COVID-19 Crisis 

Wilson Center

2020
COVID-19 Prevention Projects in Yemen

Lizzie Nestor, Mediators Beyond Borders International

May 2020
Afghanistan: COVID-19 and Conflict: Afghanistan

Scott Smith, USIP

 April 2, 2020
IraqNow More than Ever: Helping Women Facing Gender-based Violence in Iraq

Sherizaan Minwalla, MSI

April 28,2020
Iraq: COVID-19 and Conflict: Iraq

Sarhang Hamasaeed, USIP

April 2,2020

LebanonCOVID-19: Seven trends that will shape peacebuilding in Lebanon

Ruth Simpson, International Alert

 April 9, 2020

Yemen: Yemeni organisations on the frontline

Safer World 

 April 19, 2020
YemenConflict, poverty and inequality undermine COVID-19 fight in Yemen

UNDP

 April 19, 2020
Yemen: COVID-19 in Yemen – A Perfect Storm

Afrah Nasser, Human Rights Watch

April 14, 2020

Forces of Conflict and Prospects for Peace in the Midst of COVID-19

Jennifer Ulman, MSI

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 will prolong conflict in the Middle East

Ranj Alaaldin, Brookings

April 24, 2020

The Pandemic Will Soon Test Rural America

 Tara C. Smith, Foreign Affairs

May 6, 2020
Reports of Anti-Asian Assaults, Harassment and Hate Crimes Rise as Coronavirus Spreads

Anti-Defamation League

May 4, 2020

Growing Data Underscore that Communities of Color are Being Harder Hit by COVID-19

Samantha Artiga, Kendal Orgera, Olivia Pham, and Bradley Corallo, KFF

April 21, 2020
COVID-19 Has Infected and Killed Black People At Alarming Rates. This Data Proves It

Edwin Rios and Sinduja Rangarjan, Mother Jones

April 17, 2020
The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color

Connor Maxwell and Danyelle Solomon, Center for American Progress

April 14, 2020

 


Conflict sensitivity in responses to COVID-19: Initial guidance and reflections

Saferworld

May 19, 2020

Conflict in the Time of Coronavirus

Oxfam International 

May 2020

Now Is Not the Time for Bank Derisking of Charities

Charity & Security Network

May 6, 2020
Policy Brief: COVID-19 & Conflict Sensitivity

Search for Common Ground and World Vision

April 22, 2020
COVID-19 in Somalia: A conflict-sensitive response to overlapping crises

Tim Midgley and Alastair Carr, Saferwrold

 April 15, 2020
Responding to COVID-19: The Need for Conflict Sensitivity

Céline Monnier, Center on International Cooperation

April 7, 2020
Peacebuilders and Pandemics: Thoughts from the Field

Global Town Halls, National Association of Community Mediation & Mediators Beyond Borders International

March, 2020
COVID-19 and Conflict: Violent Extremism

Kateira Aryaeinejad and Bethany, USIP

May 12, 2020
(the) Sahel: The Art of Pivoting with COVID-19 In the Sahel 

Sabina Behague, Equal Access Internaitonal

May 04, 2020

COVID-19 and violent extremist groups: adapting to an evolving crisis

Alexandra Phelan, Nuri Veronika, Helen Stenger, and Irine Gyatri 

April 28, 2020
Preventing violent extremism during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Eric Rosand, Khalid Koser and Lilla Schumicky-Logan, Brookings

White Supremacist and Extremist Groups Exploit Pandemic to Spread Hate & Violence

Interview with Kevin E Grisham, Between the Lines

April 27, 2020
Covid-19: Experts warn of potential wave of extremism

Aggrey Mutambo, Daily Nation

April 25, 2020

Let Us Remain Vigilant Against Violent Extremists In The Wake Of COVID 19

Edward Mwachinga

April 21, 2020
Snapshot: How Extremist Groups are Responding to Covid-19

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

April 9,2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic Threatens to Undo Progress on Plastic Pollution

Luke Denne, NBC News

May 15, 2020
 What Does COVID-19 Have to Do with Nature?

Kiley Price, Conservation International

April 1, 2020
Globalization, Climate change, and Cleantech Supply Chains in the Age of COVID-19

Jonas Nahm, Johns Hopkins University SAIS

April 15, 2020
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting CO2 Emissions

Chelsea Harvey, E&E News

March 12, 2020
Climate Change Has Lessons for Fighting the Coronavirus

Somini Sengupta, New York Times

March 12, 2020

Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19

UN Women, IDLO, UNDP, UNODC, World Bank and The Pathfinders

May 21, 2020
What is the Effect of COVID-19 on girls’ education?

Sabdia Darso, Mercy Corps

May 20, 2020
 Security for All: Applying the Women, Peace and Security Lens to the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in the US

Kelly Case, et. al., One Earth Future Foundation

May 15, 2020

Peacemaking and the Corona Virus: Virtual Dialogues Keep Up the Momentum

Sylvia Thompson and Elisa Tarnaala, CMI

May 14, 2020
 COVID-19 and its impact on women’s participation in peace processes: Challenges and opportunities

Helena Gronberg, ICAN 

May 13, 2020

Ground Realities: Women, Peacebuilding & the Pandemic

Roundtable, notes byMelinda Holmes and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, ICAN

April 29, 2020
UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women

UN Women

April 9, 2020
Women Are Losing More Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdowns

Scott Horsley, NPR

April 8, 2020
 A Gender Lens on COVID-19: Pandemics and Violence against Women and Children

Megan O’Donnell, Amber Peterman and Alina Potts, Center for Global Development 

April 3, 2020
Gendering COVID-19: implications for women, peace and security

Sini Ramo, LSE

 April 1, 2020
Gender Analysis for COVID-19

CARE International and International Rescue Committee

April 2020
Women peace and security in the time of corona

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, LSE

March 25, 2020
Gender & the COVID-19 Crisis in Conflict-Affected Contexts

Search for Common Ground

2020

Why we need gender perspectives in our global solutions to COVID-19

Claire Dowling, European Institute of Peace 

2020

AfP’s Creativity in Crisis: Rapid Emergency Response Surveys

Alliance for Peacebuilding

April, 2020

AfP’s Creativity in Crisis: Data Sampling Techniques – Part 1

Alliance for Peacebuilding

May 2020
AfP’s Creativity in Crisis: Data Sampling Techniques – Part 2

Alliance for Peacebuilding

May 2020
Caring for Each Other during COVID-19

Sarah Namaste, AFSC

May 21, 2020

(accessed)

Protecting Human Rights during the Pandemic

Roundtable, Carter Center

April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Response Strategy

Catholic Relief Services

April 2020

Local Leadership: Is it now or never?

Sarah Cechvala, CDA Collaborative Learning

April 16, 2020
Building Peace Amidst COVID19: Voices from our Peacemakers From Around the World

Jennifer Bradshaw, Daniel Orth, and Kroc IPJ PeaceMakers,  Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

 April 8, 2020

COVID-19 and local peacebuilding

Peace Direct, Conducive Space for Peace and Humanity United

April 8, 2020

COVID-19: The Importance of Investing in Local Humanitarian Leadership

Vincenzo Bollettino, Allyson Brown Kenney, Ngo Bibaa Lundi Anne, Farman Ullah, and Angela Wiens, CDA Collaborative Learning

April, 2020

Broadcasting Peace: Insights and lessons from local peacebuilders in Eastern DRC

Amanda Lucey and Dimitri Kotsiras, Peace Direct

April, 2020
Covid-19 Resources [for trauma]

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

May 6, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

May 6, 2020
 The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental-health crisis

William Wan, Washington Post

 May 4, 2020
The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use

Nirmita Panchal, et al. KFF

 April 21, 2020
 How Collective Is the Trauma of COVID-19?

Azeemah Kola, JD, MA, MSc, Psychology Today

April 14, 2020
The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing: The Need for Prevention and Early Intervention

Sandro Galea, MD, et. al. JAMA

April 10, 2020
Who will heal the healers when coronavirus is Over?

Deborah Wang, NPR (KUOW), republished on the Carter Center website

March 27, 2020
Domestic violence in the age of coronavirus: What happens when you’re stuck at home, but home isn’t safe?

Alia Dastagir, USA Today, republished on the Carter Center website

March 20, 2020
 Failure to address coronavirus mental health issues will prolong impact

Dr. David Satcher, et. al., The Hill, republished on the Carter Center website

March 19, 2020
M&E Thursday Talk – Breaking The Silence: The Untold Truths About Ebola

Joseph Jimmy Sankaituah,  Search for Common Ground,

April 23, 2020
How Fighting Ebola prepare us to confront COVID-19

Mercy Corps

April 20, 2020
Lessons from the Fight Against Ebola to More Effectively Tackle COVID-19 in Fragile States

Roundtable, Search for Common Ground

April 15, 2020
The role of community peacebuilders in a pandemic: what we learnt from the Ebola crisis

Janet Adama Mohammed, Conciliation Resources

April 2020

OPINION: How do we reduce disaster risks for the conflict-affected?

 Katie Peters, Overseas Development Institute

October 13, 2019

Estimating the impact of violent events on transmission in Ebola virus disease outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018–2019

S. Rae Wannier Et Al., The Journal on Infectious Disease Dynamics

 September 2019

Context matters in fighting Ebola: lessons from West Africa for the DRC

Shelley Lees and Luisa Enria, The Conversation

July 5, 2019

Integrating Conflict Prevention in Humanitarian Resilience Programmes

Julie Norman and Drew MikhaelChristian Aid

May 20, 2019

The Case for Conflict Sensitivity

Alessandro TotoroAgency for Peacebuilding

 April  5, 2018

The Global Fragility Strategy: Posturing the United States for a Reshaping World Order

Patrick W. Quirk, Brookings

May 15, 2020

Laura Rockwood and Veronika Bedenko, One Earth Future Foundation

May 2020

Forces of Conflict and Prospects for Peace in the midst of COVID-19

Jennifer Ulman, MSI

May 1, 2020
International Solidarity for Nuclear Security: Lessons from a Pandemic

Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

April 27, 2020

How is the pandemic exacerbating xenophobia and extremisms?

Online discussion, notes by Melinda Holmes, ICAN

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 threatening global peace and security, UN chief warns

United Nations

April 10, 2020

Global Ceasefire Call Deserves UN Security Council’s Full Support

International Crisis Group

April 9, 2020
Now is the time to revisit the Global Health Security Agenda

Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Brookings

March 27, 2020

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”

Antonio Guterres, United Nations

March 2020
The Food Chain

Kiran Singh Sirah, International Storytelling Center 

May 22, 2020

COVID-19 shows the need for radical change. Here’s how faith leaders can help rebuild a better post-pandemic world

World Economic Forum

May 15, 2020
From Here to There: Successful Implementation of the Global Fragility Act

Alliance for Peacebuilding, One Earth Future Foundation

May 12, 2020

COVID-19 is Stabilization in Reverse: Applying the Principles of the Global Fragility Act to Pandemic Response

Liz Hume and Dr. Conor Seyle, Medium 

May 8, 2020

#BuildaBridgetoBetter: Recommendations to Drive Pandemic Responses

Rachel Locke and Laura Bailey, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Apr 30, 2020

4 Ways to Transition Responsibly During a Global Pandemic

Grace Boone and Megan Renoir, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Peace Direct and Search for Common Ground

April 22,2020
Nine ways our COVID-19 Resilience Fund will strengthen communities

Mercy Corps

April 20, 2020
Inquiry on Humanitarian Crises Monitoring: Impact of Coronavirus

Written Evidence Submitted by Search for Common Ground to the International Development Committee of the House of Commons

April 17, 2020
COVID-19: Four ways peacebuilders can respond
Rebecca Crozier, International Alert
April  15, 2020 
COVID-19: Peacebuilders aren’t the side dish. We’re the delivery service

Mike Jobbins, SFCG

April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Who should be part of the Conversation?

Praise Adeyemo, Medium

April 2, 2020
 Confronting the Governance Gap – Before, After and Beyond COVID-19

Clare Lockhart, Institute for State Effectiveness

April 2020
COVID-19: The Importance of Investing in Local Humanitarian Leadership

Vincenzo Bollettino et. al., CDA Collaborative

April 2020
Mapping and Targeting Vulnerable Groups for Development and Relief Interventions
Nelly Mecklenburg, Institute for State Effectiveness
April 2020
 COVID-19 Economic Consequences
Andrew Lang, Institute for State Effectiveness
April 2020
How to Create a Mutual Aid Network

Mary Terkel, American Friends Service Committee 

March 27, 2020
COVID-19: Building a more peaceful world from a global crisis

Jessie Banfield, International Alert

March 27, 2020

SFCG

March 2020

Opinion: As the world battles coronavirus, never let a crisis go to waste

 Otto Chabikuli and Timothy Mastro, DEVEX

February 27, 2020
Online Platform for Local Peacebuilders Is Now Launched

Conducive Space for Peace

April 8, 2020

How Authoritarians Are Exploiting the COVID-19 Crisis to Grab Power

Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch

April 3, 2020
Digital Peacebuilding and the pandemic, Part 1 (why it matters)

Helena Puig Larrauri, Build Up

Mar 31, 2020

 

Digital Peacebuilding and the pandemic, Part 2, (digital connection and bridge building)

Helena Puig Larrauri, Build Up

Mar 31, 2020
Programmes at risk as more NGOs face closure

 Survey Results, Bond

May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Disorder Tracker

ACLED

2020
Racial Data Transparency: States that have released breakdowns of Covid-19 by race (With Q&A on Racial Disparities)

Dr. Lisa A Cooper, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Data Analysis, Part 3: Rethinking the Global Health Security Index

CDA Analytics Team, DAI

April 16, 2020
ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work (Second edition)

International Labour Organization

April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Data Analysis, Part 2: Health Capacity and Preparedness

CDA Analytics Team, DAI

April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Data Analysis, Part 1: Demography, Behavior, and Environment

CDA Analytics Team, DAI

March 23, 2020
Interactive Map: Aid From China and the U.S. to Latin America Amid the COVID-19 Crisis 

Wilson Center

2020
Policy Responses to COVID-19

International Monetary Fund

2020

COVID-19 and its Implications on Youth, Peace, and Security in Nigeria

Rafiu Adeniran Lawal, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation 

April 2020
Meet 10 young people leading the COVID-19 response in their communities

Jayathma Wickramanayake, Africa Renewal 

 April 3, 2020
Practical Tips on Engaging Adolescents and Youth in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

A UNICEF brief for practitioners

2020

Adolescents and Young People & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

United Nations Population Fund 

March 24, 2020