Peacebuilding Multimedia - Peacebuilding Seminar (Part 2)

Session 4

Reflections on Coherence and Cooperation from Academia

This session looked at the theory behind coherence and coordination and raised many interesting and challenging perspectives on if more coherence is even what we need in the international peacebuilding community.

Speaker:

  • Prof. Roland Paris: Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), University Research Chair in international Security and Governance, University of Ottawa
  • Ms. Frauke de Weijer: Policy Officer, European Centre for Development Policy Management

Facilitator:

  • Dr. Cedric de Coning: Advisor to the Peacebuilding Unit, ACCORD

Session 5

Peacebuilding Coherence Experiences at Country level

This session looked at Liberia and South Sudan - the focus countries of the ACCORD Peacebuilding Unit - and the perspectives of local approaches to peacebuilding being used in those countries.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Tobias Okori Atari: Director General of the South Sudan Peace Commission, South Sudan
  • Dr. Sirisio Oromo: Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba, South Sudan
  • Mr. Roosevelt Woods: Executive Director, Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), Liberia
  • Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu: Director, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Cuttington University, Liberia

Discussant:

  • Dr. William Tsuma: Dialogue Advisor, UNDP Zimbabwe

Facilitator:

  • Mr. Gustavo de Carvalho: Coordinator of the Peacebuilding Unit, ACCORD

Session 6

Principles for Coherence and Coordination

During session 6, the participants were divided into groups and asked to come up with five principles for better coherence within the peacebuilding environment. This is the feedback from the groups about the principles.

Judy Cheng-Hopkins Coherence and Coordination

Session 7

The way forward - Principles for Coherence: Dr. Takwa Zebulon Suifon

In this session, Dr. Takwa Zebulon Suifon: Expert in Peacebuilding at the Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Unit of the Conflict Management Division (CMD), Peace and Security Department (PSD) at the African Union Commission, reflected on the workshop and, using his experiences with the African Union, looked at ideas on how to improve coherence and coordination in the future; establish almost a set of principles for future, improved coherence and coordination and identify opportunities to take us forward.

The way forward - Principles for Coherence: Ms. Sarah Cliffe

In this session, Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General for Civilian Capacities, reflected on the workshop as a whole and used her background with the World Bank and the Civilian Capacity initiative to look at ideas on how to improve coherence and coordination in the future; establish almost a set of principles for future, improved coherence and coordination and identify opportunities to take us forward.

The way forward - Principles for Coherence; Questions and Answers

This is the question and answer session for Ms. Sarah Cliffe and Dr. Takwa Zebulon Suifon reflecting on the way forward for better coherence and coordination in peacebuilding.

Closing of the Seminar

Ambassador Welile Nhlapo

Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, Senior Adviser to ACCORD, closed the seminar by reflection and summing up what the entire workshop has meant for the continent and the field of peacebuilding.