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Interpeace and United Nations Peacebuilding Office renew partnership to sustain peace
The world is witnessing a marked rise in violence within states, as more societies experience violent conflict globally. In response to this worrying trend, Interpeace and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) have renewed their partnership to reduce violence in fragile and conflict affected societies. The new commitment reflects current shared priorities to build [...]
Interpeace and UNICEF partner to contribute to peace through work with children
A partnership between the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Interpeace contributes to the sustaining peace agenda which calls for contribution to peace at all levels and across all sectors. UNICEF drives change for children every day, by saving their lives, defending their rights, and helping them to fulfil their potential. The organization has long recognized that [...]
Towards “peace responsive” programming – Interpeace and FAO continue partnership to better address and prevent conflict
Most severe hunger crises around the world occur in situations affected by violent conflict. Finding better ways to address and prevent violent conflict is therefore necessary to eradicate hunger. In this regard, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) developed a corporate framework in 2018 that outlines how the organization contributes to sustaining peace through its [...]
Peacebuilding leadership is not about solving problems – Learning to navigate between polarities
Peacebuilding leadership is not about solving problems – whether within a team, organization or society –, but about navigating the polarities or contradictions that such a context and undertaking inherently pose. Together with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and UNITAR, Interpeace’s International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT) offered its annual week-long senior level [...]
Hardware vs Software: When the process determines the result
Article published in the latest release of the KOFF Magazine – Hardware vs Software: When the process determines the result National and international experts/advisers are often mandated to provide assistance on policy formulation and implementation in countries emerging from dynamics of violence. However, reviews of decades of technical assistance make evident that the expertise provided is [...]
To fight famine, tackle conflict
“The international response to crises needs to change. Addressing the causes of conflicts, building robust, inclusive societies that resist violence: these are the new criteria for effectiveness.” Article by President of Interpeace, Scott M. Weber, on how to tackle hunger through a peacebuilding approach. Article was published on 30 October, 2018 in Devex. Go to article here.
Capacity Building – Turning knowledge into practice
Article published in Swiss Peace Supporter, by President of Interpeace, Scott M. Weber, entitled “Capacity Building – turning knowledge into practice”. Go to article here.
An innovative tool for conflict sensitivity
Since it was first popularized in the late 1990s, ‘Do No Harm’ and its evolution, conflict sensitivity, have become increasingly mainstreamed in humanitarian and development interventions. However, its application has also often been relegated to a ‘ticking the box’ exercise. Together with various clients, IPAT has sought to develop new ways of applying conflict sensitivity [...]
Effective Advising Course 2018: Taking Advisers on a Reflective Journey
For the fifth time Interpeace’s International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT) gathered twenty experts from around the world who currently advise governments, international organizations, or civil society entities in fragile or conflict-affected countries. During an eight-day course on “Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts” at Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland, IPAT took them on a reflective journey to [...]
Peacebuilding in the “new” Gambia: Implementing a participatory, inclusive and local-ownership approach to conflict and development analysis
Gambian President Adama Barrow announced a four-year development plan to lay the foundations for sustainable economic growth. The main objective of the 2018-2021 National Development Plan (NDP) is to “deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, national reconciliation and a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians.” On May 22, 2018, the [...]