CIPÓ participates in PeaceCon@10: COVID, Climate, & Conflict

On January 27, 2022, CIPÓ’s researcher Gabrielle Alves participated in Peacecon@10: COVID, Climate, & Conflict: Rising to the Challenges of a Disrupted World.

For 10 years, the annual PeaceCon conference has offered a dynamic platform for frontline peacebuilders, policymakers, philanthropists, and private sector and civil society leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop substantive plans for action. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, migration, authoritarian resurgence, disinformation, and a crumbling international order, the field of peacebuilding and conflict resolution is facing a profound reckoning.

The conference explored how the field can address these pressing short and long-term challenges to achieve a more peaceful and secure world.

In a learning and knowledge-sharing session titled: “Building Peace Locally Amid a Global Pandemic: A Dialogue on Learning from COVID-19”, speakers unpacked the linkages between social cohesion and COVID-19 and discussed local peacebuilder’s role in preventing conflicts and sustaining peace during the pandemic.

The purpose of this event was to create space for local peacebuilders to share their experiences and develop concrete recommendations for policymakers to better support their work as the global community jointly seeks to build peace local amidst a global pandemic.

Full list of Speakers:

Dr. Melyn McKay, COAR GLOBAL;

David Pwayidi, Catholic Relief Service;

Lucia Nuseibeh, Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy;

Gabrielle Alves, Plataforma CIPÓ.



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