CARE International in Kosovo
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How Can Staff and Partners of CARE Kosovo Enhance Capacity in Strategic Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity?

Vasiliki Neofotistos, PhD
September 2008

In this report, are presented four case studies that draw on the extensive experience of CARE Kosovo in peace-building programming and focus on the following four thematic areas.
1. Peace-building through economic cooperation
2. Human rights and peace education activities with children and youth from the various ethnic communities in Kosovo/a
3. Democratic governance through peace-building initiatives
4. Impact of poverty reduction and/or empowerment of the RAE communities on peace-building.





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Towards a Conflict Sensitive CARE Kosovo

International Alert and CARE International Kosovo
January 2008

This guide is designed to assist development and peace building workers in Kosovo. It is important to see this facilitation report not as rules to be followed, but a collection of ideas and guides to be adapted and molded to fit your purpose. If the ideas or exercises do not work for you or your audience, think of how they may changed or replaced.

Training and learning in conflict-affected and conflict-prone locations can be difficult for trainers and emotionally daunting for participants. It is necessary to be aware that participants will have gone though tough and distressing times. Some may have lost family members and friends and may have been displaced and traumatized. Some of the exercises in this manual may expose old wounds and stir up uncomfortable memories and feelings. It is vital to proceed with flexibility, but also with caution and sensitivity.

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What Difference has Peacebuilding Made?

CDA and CARE International Kosovo
July 2006

This study was undertaken in response to a request by CARE International, with other NGOs, to understand what went right in those communities, and what lessons to be learned from those experiences to improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding programming in preventing violence in the future. The study was funded by the UK F oreign and Commonwealth Office, CARE UK, CARE Austria, and CDA-CLP's Reflecting on Peace Practice project. The purpose of the study was to understand whether and how peacebuilding programming contributed to communities lack of participation in violence, especially that which occurred in March, 2004.1 The questions we have focused on are:
· What have been factors that have enabled communities to avoid, resist or not to participate in inter-ethnic violence?
· To what extent has peacebuilding work contributed to these factors?

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LED Strategy in the Municipality of Novo Brdo/Novo Bėrdė

CARE INERNATIONAL KOSOVO, ICCED PRISHTINA
March 2008

The Strategy was designed as a part of the project „Regional Economic Growth Stability Project” which is being implemented in four municipalities of Kosovo and five municipalities of Macedonia in order to increase the development of economy and tourism. The project is being implemented in cooperation with CARE International Kosovo, ICCED Prishtina-Kosovo and Epi Center of Macedonia. This project was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.







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RURAL TOURISM DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2008-2015

CARE INERNATIONAL KOSOVO, ICCED PRISHTINA
March 2008

The strategy for the development of rural tourism in the municipality of Novo Brdo/Novo Bėrdė is a document that emphasizes municipal resources and assets which results with concrete projects for implementation. Preparation of the strategy for the development of the rural tourism aims to serve as an instrument for planning of the processes of comprehensive local development, planning of the municipal budget, mobilizing financial resources, as well as coordinating aid at both levels, local and central.






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