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Interactive Roundtable: Systems Change for Local Peacebuilding
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) and Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) invite you to an upcoming event, Seizing the Moment and Pursuing Systems Change for Locally-Led Peacebuilding taking place on Wednesday, June 30th at 10:00am-11:30am EST/16:00-17:30 CET/19:30-21:00 IST.

The world is challenged by some of the highest ever recorded rates of conflict in history and a rapidly evolving geopolitical context. The peacebuilding community is at a critical moment to re-examine the ways of working of the global system of peacebuilding and develop a more sustainable approach that creates a more conducive space for locally-led approaches to building peace. Many of the key international institutions have recognized that local actors hold the key to sustainable peace in their own communities, and this has translated into an elaborate policy framework be it the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, the Grand Bargain, or the Sustaining Peace Agenda of the UN Secretary General. Institutional actors have spoken out and developed policies that call for a rethink of international cooperation in a way that better supports local actors and sustainable peacebuilding. Yet, a significant gap between rhetoric and reality persists. This begs the question, how do we pursue change within the global peacebuilding system and within the international institutions?

Join AfP and CSP for a discussion on CSP’s recent report, ‘A Global System in Flux: Pursuing Systems Change for Locally-Led Peacebuilding’ and how the international community can pursue systems change and prioritize the needs of local actors in conflict affected contexts to unlock the power of locally-led peacebuilding. This interactive session is open to anyone interested in understanding the challenges in the current ways of working of the global peacebuilding and development system and who wish to explore with us how to shift power to local actors. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jun 30, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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