CATALYSING CIVIL SOCIETY COLLABORATION AROUND PEACEBUILDING AND STATEBUILDING - Nairobi, Kenya: 28-30 March 2012
This workshop is being organized by civil society, and is meant to catalyse civil society collaboration around peacebuilding and statebuilding. This is an initiative by an informal grouping of civil society organisation/networks, many of which have been actively involved in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, and were present at the 4th High Level Forum in Busan in late 2011.
Discussions about this important topic of peacebuilding and statebuilding have largely been very state centric and focused more on statebuilding than on peacebuilding. They have often not been well informed by the realities on the ground and the specificities of different country contexts. Although there is formal recognition that the quality of ‘state-society’ relations is a central factor, in many countries we find that there is little recognition that civil society is an effective peacebuilding and development actor, and often not a very enabling space for civil society to play that role.
As global civil society, we have opportunities to engage with the international policy debate but also with practical attempts at improved peacebuilding and statebuilding in various countries.
The Nairobi workshop seeks to bring together a diversity of civil society organisations/networks, to strategize on how we can better combine our efforts and our voices, for greater influence at country level and in the overall policy debates.
CLICK HERE to download an information note on the event
CLICK HERE to download the registration form
Those already working on these issues, and eager to do that in a more networked and collaborative way, please fill in the ‘Yes I want to Participate’ form and return it to Lidija Jovic, at jovic interpeace.org
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
- The New Deal for engagement in Fragile States
- The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Brief - See also in French
- CIVICUS Snapshots on Civil Society Space 2011 - See also in French
- What the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding has not talked about
- How to make aid more effective for people affected by conflict and fragility
- Peacebuilding in international policy: a to-do list after Busan
- Evaluation of the Building Block on Conflict and Fragility|
- More information on the Open Forum Thematic Consultation on CSO working in situations of conflict, here
- More information on the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, here