From 15-16 August 2008 the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme at ACCORD hosted a Peacebuilding Consultative Workshop in Kampala, Uganda, for stakeholders to the peacebuilding process in Southern Sudan. From left to right: Mr. Nyang Thiciot Da …
From 15-16 August 2008 the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme at ACCORD hosted a Peacebuilding Consultative Workshop in Kampala, Uganda, for stakeholders to the peacebuilding process in Southern Sudan.
The workshop brought together 25 representatives of the Government of Southern Sudan, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), the African Union, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), civil society and academia. The workshop served to provide a review of the peacebuilding process to date, to identify the roles played and responsibilities held by different actors in the peacebuilding process, to identify challenges which were being encountered, and to generate recommendations for how these challenges could be overcome.
The workshop served to provide a space for peacebuilding actors to engage with one another and to learn from one another, to review the peacebuilding process, and to generating recommendations that will drive the peacebuilding process forward in a sustainable way.
Peacebuilding can be defined as the lengthy process of ensuring that conflict does not occur in politically volatile regions. The process can either be preventative, taking place before the conflict has a chance to arise, or post-conflict, in order to maintain the peace after the initial fighting has subsided. The Peacebuilding Programme at ACCORD conducts work with numerous civil society and peacebuilding organisations across Africa as part of a multi-faceted solution to conflict in the continent’s most war-torn countries.
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