Supporting partnerships for sustainable peace in the CAR

Cordaid in collaboration with the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) and the The Bêkou Trust Fund of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) will host a workshop during the European Development Days. The workshop will address key issues for implementing the Agenda 2030 in Fragile States, notably, the need to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies whilst building innovative partnerships for development, including women, youth and the private sector. The international development policy community has over the past years recognized the flaws in traditional development assistance in fragile states. This recognition culminated in the 2011 New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States – a set of principles agreed between OECD donors and the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states to align aid to “country-led and country-owned transitions out of fragility.”

Moderator: James Mackie, Head of Learning and Quality Support, ECDPM


  • H.E. Felix Moloua – (TBC)  Central African Republic Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation
  • Mr. Jöran Bjallerstedt – (TBC) Ambassador Department for Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Foreifn Affairs Sweden
  • Mr. Irchad Razaaly, Bêkou Trust Fund Manager, DEVCO
  • Mr. Eloi Kouzoundji, Assistant Coordinator CNOSC/New Deal and President of Commision Economique et Environnementale du Groupe de Réflexion sur la Démocratie et le Développement Economique et Social (GRDDES--‐Centrafrique)
  • Local authority representative


Workshop panelists will review the foundations the Central African Republic will need to lay, as well as the risks the donor community must take, to ensure that the country remains firm on its path toward peace and sustainable development.

For more information on this event, please contact Eric Sanchez Garcia, CSPPS Programme Officer:

Thu 8 June 2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM