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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Update of BICC’s Interactive SALW Guide

BICC’s Interactive Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is being updated. To assist in this process, national representatives from all over the world are currently validating BICC’s data on the whereabouts of the most commonly used SALW in violent conflicts.
Category: Press, Highlight

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Information Portal "War and Peace" \ New module on environmental security

BICC and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) have expanded the online service of the Information Portal "War and Peace”: The new module "environmental security" offers information on topics such as environmental conflicts and climate change as well as water, land grabbing and soil degradation.
Category: Press, Highlight

Monday, 04 April 2016

Upcoming publication: “Businessmen in Arms”

The book “Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region”, edited by Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd, addresses the vital relationship between coercive power and material wealth in that region.
Category: Press, Highlight

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Talk "Afghanistan: Insights gained and lessons learned"

BICC and DGAP (German Council on Foreign Relations) invited to the talk "Afghanistan: Insights gained and lessons learned" (in German) with Brigadier General Kay Brinkmann and Professor Conrad Schetter on 16 March 2016.
Category: Events

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

"JRF vor Ort": "Peaceland" by Severine Autesserre

On 2 March 2016, in the framework of the “JRF vor Ort” series of events, two member institutes, DIE and BICC, invited the interested public to the lecture by Severine Autesserre "Peaceland: Why everyday practices hinder the effectiveness of peace missions".
Category: Events

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

New publication: "Why Afghanistan is no safe country of origin"

Based on their field research, the authors Katja Mielke and Elke Grawert reason in BICC Policy Brief 1\2016 why Afghanistan is no safe country of return. They give policy recommendations that take into account the complex insecurity situation in which the Afghan population finds itself after the decline of international support since 2014.
Category: Press

Monday, 15 February 2016

Meeting: Donor coordination in the field of SALW control

On 15 February 2016, the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) held a meeting to discuss donor coordination in the field of small arms control. Co-chaired by the GFFO and the African Union, the meeting took place in Berlin and was attended by donor representatives from the G7 nations, the European Union, and Switzerland.
Category: Events

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Training Workshop in Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM)

From 25 to 29 January 2016, BICC supported a physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) training for the Ugandan Armed Forces in Jinja, Uganda.
Category: Events

Monday, 01 February 2016

Study on cultural work in refugee camps

In her study “Foreign Cultural and educational policy for refugee camps?“, Leila Mousa investigates the potentials of cultural work in refugee communities in the Lebanon. The study is published by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) in co-operation with BICC.
Category: Press

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Global Think Tank Index Report: BICC again listed in two categories

In 2015, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is again ranked among the leading think tanks worldwide.
Category: Press