Peace-building within our communities 

This ROOTS book looks at tools for peace-building and conflict transformation work. It contains case studies of peace and reconciliation work in communities. It is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

To order, please contact:
PO Box 200, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4WQ UK

Help for self-help groups 

Kindernothilfe is an organisation that helps to facilitate community self-help groups. It has designed a helpful website which covers issues such as social and political empowerment, participatory techniques, appropriate technology and micro-enterprise.

For more information contact:
Dr Karl Pfahler, Head of Africa Department
Kindernothilfe, Düsseldorfer, Landstraße, 180 D-47249 Duisburg, Germany

Insights into Participatory Video: A handbook for the field
by Nick and Chris Lunch

This handbook and CD Rom provide fieldworkers with a practical guide to using participatory video. This approach, where local people themselves make videos, is a tool for communication and empowerment which can help ordinary and marginalised people to gain confidence and a voice. These videos can be used for engaging with policy and decision-makers, for participatory and community-led action research, monitoring and evaluation, as a way for communities to present development proposals and as a tool in conflict resolution. The guide covers the basic practical techniques of participatory video, key games and activities, advice for facilitators, technical tips and equipment requirements.

It can be downloaded free in pdf format from:

Print copies of the handbook cost £15 including postage. To order, contact:
Insight UK Office, 3 Maidcroft Road, Oxford, OX4 3EN UK

Keeping Children Safe: A toolkit for child protection 

This is a comprehensive pack of materials for people working in child protection across the world. The toolkit aims to support agencies at international, national and local levels in putting these standards into practice. It contains a book of basic standards for Child Protection, training exercises and materials, and a DVD and CD Rom to help with training and implementation of standards. The toolkit costs £75, but NGOs, INGOs and not-for-profit agencies can obtain a copy free.

To order please email:

The Keeping Children Safe Toolkit and other information can be downloaded in electronic format from the Keeping Children Safe website: 

CD of International Illustrations: The art of reading v2.0 

This CD Rom contains over 11,000 black and white line drawings (in compressed TIFF format for Windows® and Apple® Macintosh®), which are suitable for use in a wide variety of literacy materials such as newsletters, primers and posters.

The images are collected from artists from around the world. No installation is required. Just insert the CD Rom and use the files. You can also search for images by key word.

This CD Rom is available from:
SIL International Academic Bookstore
7500 West Camp Wisdom Road
TX 75236


Agromisa CD Rom 

Agromisa has a new CD Rom which contains all twelve Agrodok books relating to animal production. These include pig, goat, poultry, dairy cattle, duck and rabbit husbandry, together with books on fish farming, bee-keeping and using donkeys for transport and farm work.

The CD Rom contains the twelve booklets in English, French and Portuguese. It costs 11.90 euros (with copies free to CTA members).
For more information, please email:

Useful websites
On-line courses and training materials on the subject of forgiveness and reconciliation.
This website has reports on conflict resolution and peace building efforts worldwide and materials to download for trainers, facilitators and others interested in transforming violent conflict. 

International Alert publishes a resource pack that provides practical guidelines and tools for development and humanitarian organisations working in conflict situations. It is designed to help them place conflict-
sensitivity at the centre of their situation analysis, programme design and monitoring processes. To order print copies of the resource pack please email:

To download copies of the resource pack or find out more, visit the website