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DDR in Peace Processes
March 2012

Failure by mediators to fully assess the interest and positions of negotiating parties and accurately identify the strategies and tactics conflict parties employ to avoid disarming and demobilizing their fighting forces can greatly compromise the viability of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) programs. Providing guidance on the mediation and negotiation aspects of DDR programs, this toolkit lays out eight detailed steps that mediators can take to establish appropriate linkages between DDR and other aspects of a peace process.

• Prepare to engage
• Assess the fighting forces
• Determine a mediation approach and strategy
• Lay the groundwork for DDR negotiations
• Conduct and manage the negotiations
• Link DDR to other aspects of the peace process
• Put DDR in the peace agreement
• Facilitate implementation

This volume is the ninth in the Peacemaker's Toolkit series. Each handbook addresses a facet of the work of mediating violent conflicts, including such topics as managing public information, assessing and enhancing ripeness, debriefing mediators, and talking to groups that use terror.

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