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Author: Adapt Peacebuilding

COLOMBIA’S PEACE AND GRASSROOTS PEACEBUILDING

Why grassroots peacebuilding? In recent years, international peace practitioners have come to recognize that the conventional method of building peace through a one-size-fits all approach lacks effectiveness. This approach, the so-called ‘liberal way of building peace’, can be understood as a practice whereby leading Western states, NGO’s and international financial bodies promote their version of

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COLOMBIA’S PEACE IN 2018: A NEW GOVERNMENT, POLARIZATION, AND INSTABILITY

After a fast-tracked beginning in the implementation of Colombia’s peace agreement, president Iván Duque is seeking significant changes to the 2016 initiative between the FARC guerrillas and former president Juan Manuel Santos. Duque recently made public his government’s evaluation of the peace process, that has ushered in a critical crossroads: de-escalation towards peace, or the

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ADAPT PEACEBUILDING EPISODE 02: EMMA PROUD: MAINSTREAMING ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT INTO MERCY CROPS

“In complexity every program struggles… In the programs where decision-making is sat near the information (sources), that’s where they were most successful” Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding organisation. They work in country contexts that have undergone, or have been undergoing, various forms of economic, environmental, social, and political instabilities. Like

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ADAPT PEACEBUILDING EPISODE 1: DUNCAN GREEN: ON ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT AND HOW IT APPLIES TO DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING

The Adapt Peacebuilding podcast interviews leading thinkers to unpack methodologies and learning that can enable the betterment of conflict transformation policy and practice. Our interviews explore five hypothetical ingredients for sustainable peacebuilding in conflicted societies: local agency, adaptation, systemic seeing and doing, scalability, and inclusion Listen here! Adaptive Management (AM) is a form of organizing

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THE PEACEBUILDING PODCAST EPISODE 32: GRAEME SIMPSON: WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN TEACH US ABOUT BUILDING PEACE

“Youth are forging peacebuilding alternatives that we need to harness, embrace, give space to, and recognize. (There are) a creative set of alternatives that are being driven from below that young people are shaping and defining”. Join us in conversation with Graeme Simpson, US Director of the non-profit Interpeace, and lead author of the United Nation’s

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THE PEACEBUILDING PODCAST EPISODE 30: JOE WASHINGTON: REFLECTIONS ON 10 YEARS IN SOUTH SUDAN WITH THE UNITED NATIONS

The United Nations is a polarising institution. Some people look to the UN at a trusted expert and moral voice concerning issues related to the environment, development and poverty alleviation, human health, and peace and security. Others see United Nations agencies, funds, and programs as highly bureaucratic, ineffective, and outdated. The United Nations might have

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