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+31 (0)70 3141 962

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Zeestraat 100
The Hague
Netherlands
NL
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English

The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law is a vibrant network of experts working on generating, sharing, interrogating and applying evidence in the field of security & rule of law. The Platform’s main objective is to improve the learning capacity and knowledge base of its members, specifically decision makers for Security & Rule of Law (SRoL) policy and programs.

 

Based on a broad international orientation and engagement, the Platform strives to contribute to the evidence base of current policies, the effectiveness of collaboration and programming, while simultaneously facilitating the generation of new knowledge on security and rule of law in conflict affected contexts. Concurrently, the Platform aims to tackle the fragmentation of research funds by acting as the main vehicle through which the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ research funds regarding international security and rule of law are allocated.

Our activities seek to:

  • Fundamentally shape our understanding and approaches towards security and rule of law in fragile and conflict affected settings;
  • Influence and innovate policy and implementation; and
  • Facilitate mutual learning.

To this end, the Platform brings together a network of relevant communities of practice comprising experts, policymakers, practitioners, researchers and the business sector. It provides for an informal meeting space – offline as well as online – and intellectual stimulus grounded in practice, for its network to share experiences, exchange lessons learned and discuss novel insights.

The Platform was established by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012 as part of the Ministry’s knowledge policy. Key to its agenda are improving security for civilians, building the rule of law, and developing knowledge infrastructure in developing countries to enhance long term self-reliance. The Platform’s Steering Group is comprised of representatives of civil society organizations, knowledge institutions and government. The Secretariat of the Platform is managed by the Conflict Research Unit of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations, Clingendael, Saferworld and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). It is based at the offices of the Conflict Research Unit, the consortium lead.

Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law Resources

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Making Land Rights Work: ZOA Land Rights Guidelines Video cover image
Videos
January 2019
Burundi
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Teaser for ZOA's new land rights guidelines developed with input from many of our peers and partners, based on the work done by many others in the field and supported by the Knowledge Management Fund (KMF).

 

Making Land Rights Work: ZOA Land Rights Guidelines cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
January 2019
Burundi
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Secure access to land and secure use of land, for housing-, agricultural- and other purposes is one of the cornerstones of making sustainable, positive development possible. As ZOA provides relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts and disasters, addressing land rights issues will need to be a permanent point of attention in our work.

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