The CCMN was invited to take part in the “SEF Summer Dialogue 2018: Strengthening Local Peacebuilding – Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace”. The SEF (Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden/Association Development and Peace) describes the objective of the conference as follows.

“In any process whose purpose is to transform violent conflict, the public’s attention tends to focus on international peace and donor conferences, international organisations’ mediation and peace missions, and national level negotiations. However, especially local peace work is important as a basis for sustainable peace. Within the sustaining peace process, the United Nations are also focussing on strengthening local and national peace structures.

At this year’s Berlin Summer Dialogue 2018, we will discuss the chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. We will especially focus on the work and composition of local peace committees. What can be done to achieve more active engagement by women and young people in local peacebuilding and which specific contributions can they make to sustaining peace. How is their work influenced by the wider conditions at the national and international level? And which forms of external support are beneficial to local peace engagement over the long term?”

The CCMN President of the SW/Littroal Chapter Rev Geraldine Fobang was interviewed during the 2-day conference on the main challenges for local media, the role of social media and the potential of community media in peace building processes. But see yourself.

Here is also a write-up of the interview or download here

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For more information on the “SEF Berlin Summer Dialogue 2018: Strengthening Local Peacebuilding – Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace” visit the SEF homepage

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