Geneva Peace Week: New Measurements for Inclusive Peacebuilding
Join the Institute for Economics and Peace, UNESCO, and Interpeace for a discussion about achieving peacebuilding goals.
Inclusive change is a process that requires a constant review of risks, trade-offs, opportunities and benefits of including different groups’ agendas at different stages in the transition to peace. IEP’s latest 2018 Positive Peace research findings on inclusivity underpins the need for different peacebuilding approaches based on the political, economic and social inclusivity context within a country. The session will examine several positive peace trends in countries that have experienced some of the largest improvements or deteriorations in peace and it will bring to the surface the levels of inclusivity that contributed to their deterioration or improvement. It will end with more programmatic country level insights from the dialogue programs run by Interpeace.
Experts of IEP, UNESCO and Interpeace invite audiences to give input on how the two studies can inform more coherent top-bottom strategies for peacebuilding and shed some light on potentially new roles actors can play to foster true inclusivity. A discussion afterwards will address the following key questions:
– What should inclusive top-bottom peacebuilding strategies look like and what actors should be involved and how?
– What are the bottom-up approaches missing, what would be useful and how can these kind studies assist in producing a set of common guidelines?
– What are the aspects that need to be considered, at different levels, to enable the development of the skills needed for intercultural dialogue to flourish?
– Is there a need to define inclusivity further, perhaps based on the intended peacebuilding goal and around who are actually excluded? How can this be best measured?
There are three steps to register for this event:
- Please follow this link to Eventbrite to reserve your place at the event.
- If you do not have a current UNOG grounds pass, you need to make an account at INDICO here.
- Finally, you then apply for the badge to the Palais des Nations here. This will give you access to the UNOG grounds for the period of the event.