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Local Business, Local Peace: the Peacebuilding Potential of the Domestic Private Sector

Local Business, Local Peace presents more than 20 case studies of business actors taking steps to address violent conflict, including from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel and Palestine, Nepal, Somalia, South Caucasus and Sri Lanka. The book highlights their efforts to support peace negotiations; to address economic problems that lie behind violent conflict; to build bridges between divided communities and groups; and to alleviate security concerns. The study also draws attention to the special role of women entrepreneurs. [Companies referred to include: Nova Banka Bijeljina, Kras, Interconexión Eléctrica (part of ISA Group), Compañía Envasadora del Atlántico, Koramsa, Agrexco, Paglas, La Frutera, Nationlink, Celtel]

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