The UK government strongly believes that through a process of team-working across these departments (FCO, MoD and DfID), from policy formulation to programme delivery, a more strategic and cost effective approach to conflict reduction can be realised. Activities of the Pools seek to harness the expertise available within these government departments across a wide range of sectors including development, security reform, public administration, good policing and equitable justice systems.
The text of a paper 'The Causes of Conflict in Africa' and more information about the operation of the Africa Pool can be found on the website of the Department for International Development. DFID: Africa. Find out more about the Africa Pool:
|UK Sub-Saharan Strategy for Conflict Prevention (PDF, 99K)|
When the Global Pool was established in April 2001 Ministers agreed strategies for eight priority areas, four geographical and four functional. It is a testament to the flexibility of the forward-looking nature of the Pool system, that since its inception priorities have changed. Some strategies have been removed and others have been added. The addition of strategy for Iraq in August 2003 and the formation of a joint Latin American, Caribbean and Belize/Guatemala Strategy in August 2004, brings the number of strategies for 2004/05 to 14 (11 geographical and 3 functional).
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To find out more about conflict prevention contact:
Conflict Prevention Team
Conflict Issues Group
International Security Directorate
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH
Tel: 020 7008 2491
Fax: 020 7008 3910
You can also send an e-mail to: Global.Pool.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk