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Portrait: Anton Baare

Anton Baaré

His experience covers human security, community driven recovery and development, and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programming. His work in fragile states is focused on contributing to the quality and strategic fit of international donor responses. This involves the incorporation of conflict management, social accountability and gender equity in early recovery and stabilization and development assistance programming.

Has since 1990 worked as international development and conflict resolution practitioner in East and West Africa, and South East Asia. More recently he has started working in South and Central Asia.

His work in Uganda started in 1993 when he was Danida advisor to the Uganda Veterans Assistance Board (UVAB) where he worked on the demobilization of the then called National Resistance Army (now UPDF). He has since then worked on numerous projects in Uganda, including the ongoing Northern Uganda Social Action Fund 2 (NUSAF 2)

In 2000 – 2002 he was Danida advisor to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and manager of the Danish support Human Right and Democratisation Programme. In that context he worked on civil society involvement in peace and conflict resolution, and voluntary disarmament in Karamoja. In West Nile, he provided mediation support to the UNRF II peace agreement of December 2002.

Between 2006 and 2008 he was seconded to the GOSS mediation team on the LRA  ‘Juba Peace Talks’ and involved in drafting the Cessation of Hostilities agreement of August 2006, training the Cessation of Hostilities Monitoring Team, and drafting the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) protocol of the Juba Peace Agreement. His work involved incorporating Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security into the negotiation process and in the peace agreement protocols.

In 2008 he was attached as Senior Consultant on Human Security to Aarhus University’s Department of Ethnography and Anthropology and continues to be involved in the ENRECA management team.

He is best contacted on LinkedIn where he posts regular updates.

(www.baare.eu)

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Revised 03.07.2012

The ENRECA-Gulu University is a DANIDA funded project based in the city of Gulu in Northern Uganda.