Building Relationships Across Divides: Peace and Conflict Analysis of Kachin State, 2016
Author: Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Published by: CPCS
Publication date: October 2016
Building Relationships Across Divides: Peace and Conflict Analysis of Kachin State, 2016 is an analysis of conflict in Kachin State since 2011, after the ceasefire signed in 1994 between the Central Government and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) broke down. This analysis applies systems thinking to the conflict in Kachin State and presents a community perspective of the present conflict situation, as well as opportunities for peace, based on and informed by a series of conversations with community leaders in Myitkyina, the state capital. As a result, several key driving factors that shape the conflict are mapped as systems that illustrate the Kachin State conflict. Furthermore, leverage points for interventions are illustrated in order to emphasise the relationships between different dynamics of the Kachin State conflict and to encourage intervention that is meaningful, sustainable, amplifies factors for peace, and renews relationships and trust between those involved and affected by conflict in Kachin State.