Building and sustaining peace through inclusive country dialogues: The case of Sierra Leone | IDPS Panel
On June 13th, at the GIZ sponsored FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2018, in Berlin Germany, the International Dialogue will host a special panel session entitled ‘Building and sustaining peace through inclusive country dialogues: The case of Sierra Leone’. This panel will showcase the IDPS sponsored country dialogue process to date, in Sierra Leone, giving the chance to IDPS members from the three constituencies, and David Steven, from CIC/NYU’s Pathfinders for Inclusive, Just and Peaceful Societies, to give their perspectives on what has been achieved so far, and what still remains to be done. Participants will also reflect on how the country dialogue process can forge coherence between a number of related peacebuilding initiatives currently underway, and support national priorities setting in this post-transition period.
Panellists include: Lucy Brewah, Economist, Development Assistance Coordination Office (DACO), Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Government of Sierra Leone (g7+) ; Valnora Edwin, Director, Campaign for Good Governance, Sierra Leone (Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding) ; David Steven, Senior Fellow and Associate Director, New York University's Center on International Cooperation (CIC/NYU); Kathryn Nwajiaku, Head of Secretariat, International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS); Mark Mattner (moderator), Director, Sector Program Peace and Security, Disaster Risk Management, GIZ, Germany.
Do we need a new approach to support fragile states? Panel Discussion at ODI
On 21 May, the Head of Secretariat of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding will be participating in a panel discussion entitled 'Do we need a new approach to support fragile states?'
Bringing together representatives of fragile states, international financial institutions, donors and research institutions, the event explores the extent to which external financial support to fragile states is working, and where better practice is needed. Panellists will reflect on past experiences and assess the challenges ahead, discussing:
- What has worked well in the past, particularly in terms of external financial support and long-term capacity development?
- Have past commitments to prioritise fragile states and adapt approaches to their contexts been implemented?
- Are we providing support at the required scale and speed?
- Is the issue now to call for a new approach or just better practice?
Panellists include: Alex Thier, Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute (Chair) ; Charles Collyns, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office, IMF ; David Carew, former Minister of Finance, Government of Sierra Leone ; Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, DFID ; Kathryn Nwajiaku, Head of International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Secretariat; Marcus Manuel, Senior Research Associate, ODI
Join the discussion online or in London at the Overseas Development Institute |17:00 - 18:30 GMT
Learn more about this event here.
Together for Sustainable Peace : Experiences and next steps for the IDPS – Panel session at the SIPRI Forum
On 7th May, at the 2018 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, Sweden will organise a panel discussion entitled Together for Sustainable Peace: Experiences and next steps for the IDPS. New forms of violence emerge more quickly than the systems designed to address it can adapt. Inclusive, sustained and coordinated prevention is therefore a necessity to pro-actively address the threat of violence. The IDPS brings together the governments of 20 countries affected by conflict and fragility (g7+), development partners (OECD-DAC INCAF) and civil society (CSPPS), to jointly work toward improving policy design and implementation to build and sustain peace. Over the last 10 years, the IDPS has developed joint principles of engagement in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. A number of conflict affected countries has formed the network g7+, which promotes south-south cooperation and exchange between countries in conflict or post-conflict situations. This session will reflect on the experiences of this collaboration the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
Panellists include: Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and Climate Change, Sweden ; Larisa Galadza, Director-General Peacebuilding and stabilization Operations, Canada ; Habib Ur Rehman Mayar, Deputy Secretary General, g7+; Peter van Sluijs, Coordinator, the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPPS) and Senior strategist, Cordaid.
On Wednesday 25 April, in the margins of the High-level Meeting on Sustaining Peace which will be held on 24-25 April in New York at the United Nations, the government of Switzerland, g7+, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (UNPBSO), Economic Community of West African States, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in association with the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and the Institute for Security Studies, will host a side event on 'Sustaining Peace in Action, Windows of opportunity to build more peaceful, just and inclusive societies'.
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.
g7+: The Global Conference on the Agenda 2030
The Government of Timor-Leste will host "The Global Conference on the Agenda 2030: A Roadmap for SDGs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries" in Dili,Timor-Leste, from 22 to 23 May 2017. More information will be shared soon.
The 20th Steering Group meeting will take place in Washington D.C. on 20 April 2017, on the margins of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meeting. Following the endorsement of the International Dialogue Strategy, this meeting will be an important decision making opportunity for Steering Group members to agree on the programme of work of the next biennium. Steering Group members will also have an opportunity to discuss the modalities for supporting New Deal implementation through the Implementation Working Group.
Implementation Working Group
The next meeting of the New Deal Implementation working group of the International Dialogue will take place on 19 April 2017, in Washington, D.C
HLM2 International Dialogue Side Event: How Can the Sustainable Development Goals be Realised in Fragile Contexts?
The Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, which aims to amplify the positive impact of development co-operation over the next 15 years, will take place from 30 November - 1 December 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Dialogue and its members will be engaging with different aspects of this meeting. In particular, there will be an IDPS side event on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at 14.30 – 15.30 in the Lenana Room of KICC.
19th Steering Group Meeting (IDPS)
The 19th Steering Group Meeting of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding will convene on the margins of the World Bank's annual meetings. It will take place in two parts at the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict, Violence Office in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 November and in the afternoon of 30 November. The two-hour session on 30 November will include the participation of Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister Momodu Kargbo, the co-chairs of the International Dialogue. For more information, please contact the International Dialogue Secretariat.
g7+ Mission to Central African Republic
The g7+ offered its member country the Central African Republic (CAR) sustained support during its period of crisis in 2013 until today. This included not only sharing of experiences in peace and reconciliation, but also an advocacy for tailored support to CAR from the international community.
As part of this ongoing support, the g7+ secretariat will organize a mission to CAR led by H.E Minister Xanana Gusmão on 1-3 September 2016.
Our collective Contribution to Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies and Sustainable Development In the 2030 Era
This High Level panel will bring together Ministers and senior government officials from g7+ countries affected by conflict and fragility, OECD countries, UN agencies and other multilateral and non-governmental organisations with responsibility for development and humanitarian action.
Addressing Fragility and Building Peace in a Changing World will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5 April 2016. This meeting will reaffirm our collective commitment to addressing the root causes of conflict, fragility, and violence and to creating clear pathways out of fragility and towards greater resilience, as a means of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
INCAF Director Level Meeting (DLM)
To mark the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to reflect on how they will be implemented in countries affected by conflict and fragility, the International Dialogue will host a side event on the margins of the 70th UN General Assembly.
The International Dialogue, in collaboration with Sierra Leonean organisations, notably Up!-Africa Limited and Clas Consult, and a range of stakeholders from the business community, held a a one-day workshop jointly prepared by the World Bank FCV Group in Freetown.
The g7+ held a successful side event at the Third International Financing for Development Conference in July in Addis Ababa, titled ‘Ensuring that Financing for Development works for Fragile and Conflict-Affected States’, sponsored by Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and United States, and supported by the International Dialogue.