The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform reached out to peacebuilding practitioners in all regions and collected data along four avenues:
In-depth conversations with a variety of stakeholder communities
Background papers offering regional perspectives
Background papers offering thematic perspectives
Consultations, meetings and a retreat
All four avenues were conceived as opportunities not only to gather data, but also to test and consolidate thematic and conceptual patterns that had emerged from the data.
For details on the methods behind the White Paper on Peacebuilding, please check its Annex 1 (pages 16-18).