Blog Posts for 2008
- Africa Faith and Justice Network
- ENOUGH Project
- International Rescue Committee
- Invisible Children
- Lutheran World Relief
- Maryknoll Office of Global Concern
- NAME Campaign
- Norwegian Refugee Council
- Refugees International
- Uganda Social Action Group
- Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
On November 16, 2006, the President of the Security Council made a statement on behalf of all Security Council members in which he welcomed efforts to bring an end to the conflict in northern Uganda and stressed the importance of the Government of Uganda and LRA adhering to the conditions of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement. The Security Council also welcomed initiatives by the Government of Uganda, including its Peace, Recovery and Development Plan, to address the long-term needs of the region.
The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1663 on March 24th, 2006. It condemned the attacks of the Lord
The new UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, John Holmes, spent Tuesday night at Namokora internally displaced people
Convincing our leaders of the need to act for peace in northern Uganda isn
Resolve Uganda is a coalition made up of both individuals and organizations working to bring an end to the conflict in northern Uganda. Our organizational partners include a variety of humanitarian, faith-based, human rights and grassroots organizations.
We also work with individuals and local groups who want to help organize and participate in actions for peace. If you are interested in establishing a partnership with Resolve Uganda, please send an email to email@example.com
After visiting northern Uganda just over three years ago, we founded the Uganda Conflict Action Network. Our experience there convinced us that urgent international leadership was needed to end the crisis, and we were compelled to respond. Knowing that the power to create political change lies in public action and pressure, we started mobilizing other concerned citizens to bring this crisis to the attention of policymakers.
Michael Poffenberger, Executive Director
Michael co-founded the former Uganda Conflict Action Network after studying and conducting research in Uganda in the spring of 2004. Prior to launching Resolve Uganda, Michael also served as the Associate Director of the Africa Faith and Justice Network, a Catholic advocacy organization. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he studied anthropology and international peace studies. Get in touch with him via Facebook here.
Peter Quaranto, Senior Researcher and Conflict Analyst
Peter was the co-founder and director of the former Uganda Conflict Action Network. He first traveled to northern Uganda in February 2005 to research the international dimensions of the conflict and has since written extensively on the topic. Peter is currently a Marshall Scholar, studying for his master's degree at Oxford University. He was recently married. Get in touch with him via Facebook here.
Alison Jones, Director of Advocacy
Alison is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied political science. She became involved with advocacy for peace in northern Uganda in the summer of 2005 and spent the past year in New York, where she worked at the Africa Desk of Franciscans International, a Catholic organization advocating at the United Nations. Get in touch with her via Facebook here.
Jesse Eaves, Director for External Relations
Jesse has a long history with Uganda. After living with his family in southern Uganda in 1994, he returned to do research in Soroti, eastern Uganda in 2001. It was there that he broadened his first-hand knowledge of the effects of the war. In both 2006 and 2007, Jesse worked in eastern Uganda on the Teso-Karamoja border and in northern Uganda rebuilding schools and infrastructure in the war-affected regions. Jesse has a Masters degree in African History from Northwestern University, and a Bachelors in History from Denison University. Get in touch with him via Facebook here.
Kenny Ferenchak, Researcher
Kenny graduated from Ohio State University with honors degrees in political science and international studies. He completed a senior thesis on post-conflict reintegration and peacebuilding that came as a result of two months of field work in Uganda. Kenny was formerly a student coordinator for Resolve Uganda's predecessor organization.
Click here to read a Newsweek web special about former child soldiers in northern Uganda and the hopes that the ongoing Juba peace talks will allow the thousands of abducted children still held in captivity to return to their communities.
The UN confirmed yesterday that it has hired an international auditing firm, KPMG, to audit and keep track of the $5.8 million dollars comprising the UN Juba Initiative Fund. The UN created the fund last year to bolster the mediation team and help facilitate negotiations at the Juba peace talks. The move may be partially in response to LRA accusations that some of the funds have been mismanaged. Read more at The Monitor .
The UN Security Council agreed yesterday to extend the mandate of the UN's peacekeeping force in the DR Congo (MONUC) until the end of the year. The peacekeeping force, consisting of more than 18,000 personnel, played a key role in the DR Congo's landmark democratic elections last year. In the resolution extending MONUC's mandate, the Security Council recognized the importance of addressing the proliferation of armed groups that destabilize the country, especially in the east, and tasked MONUC with assisting the DR Congo in disarming them.
In regards to the LRA, one of foreign armed groups within the DR Congo, the resolution stated, "The presence of the Lord