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National Dialogues Conference 12.6.2019

The second day of the National Dialogues Conference focused on peace tech: what kind of opportunities and risks does technology bring to peace work and national dialogues. Other discussion themes were reconciliation and psychosocial support; federalism;  the Yemeni national dialogue and the case of the Lake Chad Basin.

National Dialogues Conference 11.6.2019

The first day of the National Dialogues Conference 2019 focused on the theme of transforming conflicts in a complex world and how complexity affects national dialogues. Other themes that were discussed included: youth mobilising for peace, role of  national dialogue in Libya, national dialogues in Kenya,  truth and reconciliation commission in Somalia, land rights in … Continued

Top experts gather to an international conference in Helsinki – How to harness technology for building peace?

The fourth Conference on National Dialogues will bring together peace work stakeholders and experts in peace processes in Helsinki on 11 and 12 June. The two-day conference will discuss ways of using technology in peacebuilding and examine potential risks for peace processes arising from technology. Attention will also be paid to the complex nature of … Continued

Makers of the Peacemaker Documentary

Padraig O’Malley Padraig O’Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston’s the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and author on topics related to divided societies. Born in Dublin, Ireland, O’Malley is an award-winning author and expert on democratic transitions and divided societies, with special … Continued

Speakers at the Participation and Inclusion of Women in the Implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement

Paula Gaviria Betancur Paula Gaviria Betancur is former Presidential Advisor for Human Rights from Colombia. She is a lawyer and specialist in journalism, with postgraduate studies in public opinion and political marketing. She launched and directed the Victims Unit for more than four years, a governmental entity in charge of repairing eight million people affected by … Continued

Speakers at Churches Building Peace

Rifat Odeh Kassis Rifat Odeh Kassis a Christian from Palestine, has over 30 years of experience working and volunteering in different areas and countries specifically Palestine and the Middle East, Chechnya and the Northern Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe and in different fields, particularly human rights, development and advocacy. He worked for several ecumenical agencies … Continued