Collaboration, Adaptation and Innovation for Better Peacebuilding: Using Lessons from the Smart Peace Programme to Inform Wider Peacebuilding Efforts

If collaboration, adaptation and innovation are the key to better peacebuilding in these changing times, what are the challenges we face in being collaborative, adaptive and innovative and how can we overcome these?

Research event
4 November 2020 — 10:00AM TO 11:15AM

During this interactive session we will explore these challenges and lessons, and ask audience members to bring their own experiences of what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to innovative peacebuilding.

The panellists bring varied experiences of peacebuilding across Myanmar, Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR), and together represent both practitioner and evaluation perspectives on peacebuilding.

Panellists will also share key lessons, including from adaptation to COVID-19, and discuss how these can be used to implement peace strategies with greater confidence, inform future funding decisions and further strengthen international cooperation.

Smart Peace is a collaboration of organizations with global expertise in conflict analysis and research, peacebuilding and mediation programming, and behavioural science and evaluation, working to address the changing complexities of peacebuilding. This live session will present emerging evidence from the Smart Peace programme on how to foster collaboration, innovation and adaptation in peacebuilding programming, including steps taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chatham House is organizing this event as a partner organization to Geneva Peace Week 2020, in collaboration with Conciliation Resources and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

The Smart Peace consortium also includes the Behavioural Insights Team, ETH Zurich, International Crisis Group and The Asia Foundation.

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Please note that the Geneva time for this session is 11:00-12:15. 


Saadgi Rajani, Smart Peace Project Manager, North East Nigeria, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Kennedy Tumutegyereize, East and Central Africa Programme Director, Conciliation Resources
Chloé Chambraud, Senior Advisor, International Programmes Team, Behavioural Insights Team
Chair: Laura Aumeer, Programme Director, Cross Regional Programme, Conciliation Resources

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