The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) 2015 Annual Report highlights the CSPPS work towards peaceful and inclusive societies in 2015. Namely in advocacy for sustainable peace; safeguarding inclusivity and supporting the role of Civil Society in peacebuilding and statebuilding in conflict-affected states. In the Annual Report you will also find relevant updates on CSPPS governance and membership as well as on communications and outreach efforts. [Also available in: Fr ]
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On Tuesday 6 March 2018, the International Dialogue will host a High Level Panel on “Implementing Prevention: Operational Responses to the Pathways for Peace Report” at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2018, in Washington D.C. This panel will bring together Ministers and senior officials from the g7+ group of countries affected by conflict and fragility, OECD-DAC–INCAF countries, civil society (CSPPS), UN system and World Bank, to discuss how bilateral and multilateral actors can work better together to prevent violent conflict. Panelists will provide their perspectives on the World Bank-UN report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict. Drawing on panelists’ experience of piloting the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States in g7+ countries, the discussion will focus in particular on the challenges of operationalizing the report’s recommendations and will identify what is required to ensure they are effectively translated into practice.
[Also available in: Fr ]
[Also available in: Fr ]
This report takes stock of the progress made across the member countries of the International Dialogue on the Use of Country Systems (UCS) since 2016. The UCS is a core commitment of the New Deal’s TRUST principles, and was reaffirmed by Dialogue members in the Stockholm Declaration 2016. The report concludes on the need for a more nuanced approach to the topic, highlights progress at country level, and the need to showcase and strengthen it internationally in order to promote more sustained international commitment to the issue. The report builds on series of consultations conducted in 2017 between members – at the IDPS Steering Group and Implementation Working Group meetings in April 2017 and on a country level consultation with the country dialogue on the Use of Country Systems led by the Somalia donor/government Use of Country Systems Working Group, supported by the UN/World Bank coordinator in Nairobi (Kenya) in December 2018.
This report captures the main highlights from a workshop hosted by UNDP in December 2017, which brought together development partners, g7+ focal points and civil society organisations in order to review the government’s last fragility assessment (2016) and to stimulate a discussion about its findings with a view to identifying possible foci for future country dialogue. Prevention of violent conflict was advanced as an important backdrop in context of forthcoming election. The workshop also highlighted the need to open up the dialogue to a greater number of stakeholders, notably the unusual suspects which include political parties, and to revitalize the country level policy dialogue space between donor, government and civil society, for more inclusive peacebuilding and prevention.
This report captures the main highlights from a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia, UNDP Somalia, the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding Statebuilding (CSPPS) and the International Dialogue Secretariat. The workshop brought together Somalia civil society organisations, with donors and officials from Ministry of Finance (PM office) and Central Bank, to review gaps in gender mainstreaming across line ministries, during the New Deal compact phase, and identify how the new National Development Plan and Partnership agreement, open up the scope for greater gender and women’s inclusion. On this occasion, a set of preliminary recommendations were put forward.
A half day workshop jointly hosted and organised in conjunction with the World Bank Conflict, Fragility and Violence Hub, the UN/World Bank Aid Coordination Office, and the International Dialogue Secretariat, was organised as a way of furthering peer learning across IDPS members, on the current ‘state of play’ with respect to thinking and progress on the Use of Country Systems (UCS). Its aim was to facilitate the comparing of experiences, and to identify strategic ways of advancing the agenda at country and headquarter levels i.e. an agenda for action for the International Dialogue leadership on the Use of Country Systems going forward.
This project aims to ensure the meaningful inclusion, participation and contribution of national and local CSOs during government-led SDG consultation and validation processes in five selected countries - Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Chad, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste - going for a Voluntary National Review (VNR) in 2019. CSPPS is joining forces with the TAP Network (and a range of other partners) to implement this project ahead of the High-Level Political Forum taking place in New York in July 2019. This Communication Update gives you an overview snapshot of where things stand today regarding the project in all five selected countries. A next updated version of this document will be shared in due course.
An introductory paper entitled "Ready to Engage?" has just been published by CSPPS, Oxfam Novib and SOMO. This paper is an introduction to the role of the private sector in fragile and conflict-affected settings, as well as practical guidance on what civil society’s engagement with the private sector might look like.