Dialogue and mediation are proven to be effective in preventing and resolving conflicts, which are often complex, political and frequently-changing.
But there is more to be done to understand how these approaches can adapt – responding quickly to changing politics and overcoming obstacles that block progress.
Smart Peace is a global initiative led by Conciliation Resources, which combines the varied expertise of different consortium partners to address the challenges of building peace – focusing on the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Myanmar.
This work combines peacebuilding techniques, conflict analysis, rigorous evaluation and behavioural insights. The resulting lessons will help communities, international organisations and governments to implement peace strategies with greater confidence.
This project is funded with UK aid from the UK government.