Peacebuilding, peacemaking, and political transitions

This work stream focuses on enlarging the evidence base on the management of political transitions in a wide variety of contexts. It draws on the existing practice of process management in peacebuilding and mediation, and seeks to communicate concrete experiences across institutions and sectors.

Efforts toward this work stream have focused on a series of logically connected events. On the policy level, such efforts focused on the implementation challenges of the New Deal on Engagement in Fragile States, on governance arrangements for sustainable peace, as well as on the operational experiences of managing inclusive peacebuilding processes. Regional efforts have focused on the potential contribution of the peacebuilding community in the transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, on youth violence and gang transformation in Central America, and on the management of instability and violence in the Great Lakes region.

Publications

  • Youth Violence in Central America: Lessons from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (Platform Brief 4, June 2012)
  • Governance for Peace: Strengthening Legitimate Politics, Securing the Social Contract (Platform Brief 3, May 2012)
  • The Conflict and Fragility Agenda Post-Busan: Directions, Opportunities, Challenges (Platform Brief 2, February 2012)
  • What the Peacebuilding Community Can Contribute to Political Transitions in North Africa and Beyond (Platform Paper 4, February 2012)

Events

  • Placing Inclusiveness at the Heart of Peacebuilding? Limits And Opportunities (21 September 2012)
  • Is Trouble Back In The Great Lakes? (13 September 2012)
  • Youth Violence in Central America: Lessons Learned from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (1 June 2012)
  • Governance for Peace in Fragile States: Strengthening Legitimate Politics, Securing the Social Contract (20 April 2012)
  • Challenges for Peacebuilding and Development after Busan (28 February 2012)
  • The Conflict and Fragility Agenda Post-Busan: Directions, Opportunities, Challenges (25 January 2012)
  • Political Transitions in North Africa and Beyond: What the Peacebuilding Community Can Contribute (2 December 2011)