Reports & Publications

In keeping with the spirit of CPBI’s founding aspirations, the organization created the Burma Youth Project to research and understand the challenges and opportunities youth, in the context of this particular conflict, face on a daily basis. Overcoming Obstacles, Creating Opportunities is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the situation on the ground, clearly detailing the experiences of displaced youth living on the border between Thailand and Burma. Included in this report are details of the organizations currently engaged in the task of assisting these youth developing their remarkable potential. The goal of this research is to enhance the international community’s awareness of the current situation, providing particular context to international organizations and practitioners intending to work with displaced Burmese youth in Thailand.

The following are Evaluating Youth Programs in Conflict Areas (EYPAC) related reports.

The purpose of this symposium was to initiate an inter-agency effort to rethink and define applicable youth-in-conflict program indicators as well as evaluation strategies and tools. The symposium brought together agencies working with youth in conflict in order to share experiences, identify challenges and discuss recommendations for better practice.

The following reports and publications are part of CPBI’s work after the Tsunami.

In March 2006, three open forums were convened to allow local aid stakeholders a chance to share and debate views or experiences about how assistance following the 2004 tsunami was implemented, and to draw lessons for the future. The three workshops were held in different parts of Sri Lanka: the southwest, east and northeast. Both Sri Lankans and expatriates attended. The narrative that follows captures the views expressed in these workshops by the range of one-hundred twenty participants, which are presented here neither as confirmed facts nor as the views of the organizers. The workshops were organized by the tsunami research team from the Center for Peace Building International (CPBI) and American University (AU).

On May 5, 2006, 105 participants from seventy different organizations came together to share observations and lessons about aid operations in response to the December 26, 2004 tsunami, in a not-for-attribution discussion at American University (AU) in Washington DC, USA. This symposium was convened by the Peacebuilding & Development Institute (PDI) and the International Development Program at American University, and was organized by the Center for Peace Building International. This narrative captures the views expressed during this symposium by the range of participants, which are presented here neither as confirmed facts nor as the views of the organizers.

CPBI coordinated a delegation of parlimentarians and civil society leaders from to Washington DC in September 2008. The delegation focused on Nepal’s transition to a democratic state. Delegates were able to engage with a wide range of individuals accross sectors and discplines including USAID representatives, US Institute of Peace specialists, members of the Nepali Diaspora, State Department officials, Nepal experts, and youth specialists.