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  • To fight famine, tackle conflict

    Published on November 12, 2018

    “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

    Published on November 12, 2018

    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

    Published on November 5, 2018

    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

    Published on September 24, 2018

    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

    Published on May 25, 2018

    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 [...]

  • IPAT will host one-day training and learning event on citizen engagement in peacebuilding on 26 November

    Published on October 26, 2015

    Engaging People in Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Why and How? Interpeace’s International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT) will host a one-day training and learning event on citizen engagement in peacebuilding on 26 November. The event will be an opportunity to learn about practical ways to operationalize important aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promoting Just, Peaceful and [...]

  • Sixth course on Leadership for Peacebuilding

    Published on December 10, 2014

    Peacebuilding efforts are undertaken in environments with multiple actors and stakeholders, multiple centers of de facto power and influence, divergent interests and most often low levels of trust. The challenges are such that no actor – no matter how powerful and well resourced – can tackle them alone. These situations require ‘leadership’, which is the ability to bring people together towards a common goal. Notwithstanding formal hierarchies of authority, such ‘leadership’ can be required within an organization and is essential to foster collaboration between the many organized actors.

  • New IPAT coordinated course on Effective Advising in Complex and Fragile Situations

    Published on December 10, 2014

    For decades, ‘technical cooperation’ to strengthen State capacities has been a major instrument of international development and State-building support. Yet the record of its overall effectiveness is mediocre. Many factors can explain the limited effectiveness: some have to do with the recipients of this form of assistance, some with the practices of the providers, and others with the competencies of the ‘expert advisers’ themselves.

  • IPAT supports new partnership with Kenyan government

    Published on October 28, 2014

    IPAT Peacebuilding Adviser Michaela Ledesma traveled to Nairobi in May and August 2014 to advance a new partnership between the Interpeace East and Central Africa Regional Office and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Kenya. The national-level government body was formed following 2008 elections violence with a broad-based mandate to alleviate ethnic discrimination and promote [...]