Perspectives on Pathways for Peace

Perspectives on Pathways for Peace

How can bilateral and multilateral actors work better together: Operational Perspectives on World Bank-UN Report on Pathways for Peace


On 6th March 2018 the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) will organize a High-Level Session as part of the World Bank Fragility Forum 2018. This High-Level Session titled ‘Prevention of Violent Conflict: How Can Bilateral and Multilateral Actors Work Better Together’ targets policy makers and practitioners from governments, civil society, international organizations, countries providing development assistance (OECD-DAC/INCAF) and countries-affected by conflict and fragility (g7+).

The Session will be a moderated discussion during which panel members will be asked to provide their perspectives on the recommendations of the World Bank-UN Pathways for Peace Study, reflecting on the challenges of their operationalization and drawing on their experiences of implementing the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Mr. Guy Aho Tete Benissan, Chair of the CSPPS Executive Committee is among the panelists; he will share practice-based perspectives and conflict prevention experiences from civil society.



  • H.E. Ms. Deqa Yasin, Minister of Women and Human Rights Development, Government of Somalia

  • Mr. Joran Bjällerstedt, Ambassador and Senior Representative of the Co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

  • Mr. Guy Aho Tete Benissan, Chair of the CSPPS Executive Committee and Regional Coordinator of Réseau des Plates-Formes d'ONG d'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre (REPAOC)

  • Mr. Franck Bousquet, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank

  • Mr. Pedro Conceição, Director, Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP New York

  • Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Director, Center on International Cooperation (CIC) – Moderator


Check out the report: United Nations/World Bank Pathways for Peace Report - CSPPS Perspectives. Click here for the English version | French version


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For more information, check out the session and speakers here. If you want to know more about the event, please contact the CSPPS Secretariat:

Tue 6 March 2018
World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Start Time:
16:00 PM