Peace Insight Consultation Opportunity for IofC Alumni

Image credit: Peace Insight website

Image credit: Peace Insight website

Civil Society & Inclusive Peace: Movements, Resistance and Persistence

Peace Insight has released a call for applications for an online consultation, 19 - 21 March 2019 with a registration date of 13 March. We encourage NextGen alumni of IofC USA’s programs to take part!

The Focus of the Online Consultation

In spite of similar aims, peacebuilding and civil resistance have developed as parallel disciplines with distinct approaches and theories of change. In other instances, the divide between dialogue-focused peacebuilders and “justice warriors” has led to tensions and fragmentation among civil society that stand in the way of collective impact. For peacebuilding and civil resistance alike, a key challenge is how the spirit and momentum of social movements can be sustained in the long term.

The Central Questions of the Consultation

  • What can civil society “revolutionaries” and “resolutionaries” learn from each other to make the most of opportunities and mitigate risks associated with their respective approaches?

  • What are the lessons from movement building for inclusive peace - to not only mobilize broad constituencies, but also to "walk the walk" and build equality and dialogue capacities from within?

  • What strategies have developed from both fields of practice to ensure protection and self-care of people working for peace?

Why NextGen Alumni Should Participate

Peace Insight is a leading interactive network featuring global expert analysis on peacebuilding initiatives. Consultations offer the opportunity for local experts to share their knowledge and engage in discussions online where you can pose difficult questions about fieldwork and learn actively about other practitioners and scholars. 

This consultation opportunity also discusses the role of civil society and local communities in building inclusive peace which is also the focus of Towards an Inclusive Peace (TIP), an alumni led event taking place 8 - 12 July 2019, part of the Caux Forum in Switzerland.

For more information about the Peace Insight online consultation, click here.

For more information on TIP 2019, click here.