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1st of March

GPPAC shares experience in track II dialogue processes at High Level Conference on Mediation

GPPAC participated in the International High Level Conference on Mediation organised by the Government of Belgium in Brussels on 14 February. The seminar explored many of the key challenges facing today's mediation practitioners. GPPAC was represented by Executive Director Darynell Rodríguez Torres, and Nina Tsikhistavi- Khutsishvili, GPPAC's regional representative for the Caucasus. 

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22nd of February

Relaunched website covers the UN Peacebuilding Commission

GPPAC and WFM-IGP are relaunching a new and improved version of the betterpeace.org website that covers the work of the UN's Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). Check out the website for an introduction to the work of the PBC on peacebuilding and conflict prevention in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, the Central African Republic and beyond and background information on the UN's peacebuilding architecture.

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17th of February

WOSCAP Report on ICTs & EU Peacebuilding

This report reflects on the challenges that the EU faces in operationalising the uses of ICTs for conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It provides some examples of how innovative forms of engagement supported by new technologies can enhance initiatives in this field, and identifies opportunities for the adoption of ICTs in the EU's peacebuilding and conflict prevention operations. The report contributes to identifying ideas and challenges for EU peacebuilding which will require further analysis and problem-solving beyond the life of the WOSCAP project.

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16th of February

WOSCAP Report on Local Ownership Challenges in Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention

Local ownership is one of the guiding norms of contemporary peacebuilding and conflict prevention. To help advance understanding and address the shortcomings and challenges of translating this concept from policy ideal to good practice, this report adopts two perspectives. The report's main finding is that existing approaches to local ownership fail to capture – or sometimes even acknowledge – the deep-seated difficulties of aligning with the variegated and fluid nature of local society, and its creative possibilities.

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