Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict
8:30 – 10:30am
Global Centre for Pluralism, 330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
The Global Centre for Pluralism and Global Affairs Canada present the Canadian launch of the joint UN / World Bank report “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict”. This major, first-of-its-kind study originated from the fact that all too often both national and international actors are more focused on addressing outbreaks and escalations of violence after situations are already critical, rather than directing vital efforts and resources to prevent violence and conflict before it occurs.
Drawing on numerous country case studies from around the world, “Pathways for Peace” explores the key role of inclusion in conflict prevention efforts, and emphasizes the importance of understanding the role played by horizontal inequalities, historical grievances and group-based dynamics when analyzing and addressing possible conflict situations.
The importance of up-stream prevention and the need to conceptualize new tools and new analytical approaches to assist in identifying and mitigating drivers of conflict before it starts is a key feature of the Pathways report. The analysis makes a case for placing prevention at the center of development and inclusion efforts and provides clear recommendations for both national and international actors on effective strategies to prevent violent conflicts.
This launch event in Ottawa will bring together the lead authors of the report along with conflict and peacebuilding experts to reflect on the findings of the report, their relevance to Canadian objectives around conflict prevention and inclusion, and how Canada can best contribute to and complement the implementation of the report’s findings. An interactive Q&A session with the audience will follow the panel discussion.
The full report can be found here.
Registration for the event can be found here.