Conciliation Resources, European Institute of Peace, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and swisspeace are delighted to invite you to:
Financing peacebuilding: how to maximise impact
Date: Thursday 11th February 2021
Time: 13.00 CEST
Duration: 2.5 hours
Peace and mediation processes have evolved rapidly over the past decade. How they are funded has a major impact on how effective such processes are. As violent conflict becomes increasingly protracted and complex, local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society play an important role in facilitating peacemaking, working alongside governmental and intergovernmental partners. In an increasingly crowded field, familiar and new challenges for funding peacebuilding evolve all the time – from coordination, to shrinking budgets and shifting priorities due to Covid-19. A major issue is how donors and practitioners together perceive and measure the impact of peace interventions.
This event draws on findings of Conciliation Resources’ latest Accord publication, Pioneering Peace Pathways, and swisspeace’s recent report on The Cost of Talking Peace. It brings together peace practitioners with government and philanthropic donors to share insights, lessons and experiences of current practice for funding peacebuilding, and explore better ways to work collaboratively and effectively to address concerns such as principles of engagement, transparency, funding cycles, accountability and evaluation.
Brief presentations by authors of the two reports will inform discussions. The event will focus in particular on funding for early ‘pre-formal’ stages of peace processes, when commitment, trust, discretion and flexibility are integral to the success of nascent peacemaking initiatives.
An agenda and participant biographies can be found in the attached documents.
The event will be held on Zoom. Please click here to register.