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About Phil Champain

Phil Champain is Director of Programmes at the peacebuilding NGO International Alert. He oversees Alert’s peacebuilding initiatives in Asia, the South Caucasus and Central Asia and is currently researching the dynamic between international conflicts and relations within UK communities.

Articles by Phil Champain

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Changing energy provision – a peacebuilding opportunity?

As we are forced to change the way we think about energy, the energy consumer is caught between need and the increasing risks involved in securing traditional energy sources. The links between energy provision and conflict need to be better understood. The consumer, particularly in the northern hemisphere, must become more discerning of how energy is sourced and provided
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