Peacebuilding is an intervention that is designed to prevent the start or resumption of violent conflict by creating a sustainable peace. Peacebuilding activities address the root causes or potential causes of violence, create a societal expectation for peaceful conflict resolution and stabilize society politically and socioeconomically.
The activities included in peacebuilding vary depending on the situation and the agent of peacebuilding. Successful peacebuilding activities create an environment supportive of self-sustaining, durable peace; reconcile opponents; prevent conflict from restarting; integrate civil society; create rule of law mechanisms; and address underlying structural and societal issues. We find that peacebuilding is most effective and durable when it relies upon local conceptions of peace and the underlying dynamics which foster or enable conflict.
#PeaceHackCamp The South Sudan #PeaceHackCamp is an inter-communal peace-building project aimed at media literacy training and networking with people from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, literacy levels, including those with informal education, self-taught skills and people displaced by conflict. Initiated by a group of dedicated South Sudanese students, IT and media professionals, #PeaceHackCamp addressed how to make…Read More
Wikipedia Peace Sprints Open Knowledge literacy training A ‘Wikipedia sprint’ or ‘wikisprint’ format introduces participants to the many resources that comprise Wikipedia, the world’s largest collaborative knowledge base. Running the sprint as a literacy and internet training project addresses a number of key skills including researching, writing, editing – and doing this together as team…Read More
Raising awareness of and develop means to mitigate social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric and online incitement to violence #defyhatenow is a grassroots community peacebuilding, training and conflict reconciliation project aiming to strengthen the voices and support the actions of peace & youth oriented civil society organisations. It aims to raise awareness of and…Read More