Local capacity-building strategies
This Work Package investigates the emergence of institutions and practices within the target society to support peaceful conflict resolution. Local capacity building can be effectively divided into two sets of policy. The first are measures aimed at improving the capacity of the state in conflict management and resolution. These efforts include Security Sector Reform, democratisation, training in legislation, and professional training for bureaucrats. The second set is aimed at the grass-roots of society emphasising the empowerment of local communities over the state. This has entailed the implementation of measures to support the development of a robust civil society assumed to provide the basis for a sustainable democratic government. WP6 examines both sets of policies in order to identify capability shortfalls in capacity-building activities.