Planning and implementation of a community-based approach to reintegration programmes of ex-combatants

Many reintegration programmes focus on ex-combatants rather than communities, and this limited focus has created divisions among community members and strained reintegration processes in many post-war environments. In view of this limited approach to reintegration, more and more academics and practitioners are arguing for a community-based (CB) approach as a way of addressing resentment among community members for more effective peace-building. But how can CB integration programmes be planned and implemented in post-war environments? These recommendations are based on empirical research in Sierra Leone, which explores how community-based reintegration programmes can facilitate more effective peace-building.

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