Supporting the sustained reintegration of individuals transitioning to civilian life after conflict involvement.
Despite decades of programming to help groups and individuals lay aside their weapons and return to civilian life, there is a significant knowledge gap as to which approaches to micro-disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration work effectively, under which conditions, and for whom. These knowledge gaps undermine effective programming, presents challenges for efficiently allocating resources and increases the likelihood of recidivism and conflict resurgence. As practitioners are asked to apply reintegration approaches in complex and/or ongoing conflict contexts, MEAC works to strengthen the international community’s capacity to better understand individual, group, and community conflict transition trajectories in order to build sustainable peace.
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