Together for Sustainable Peace: Experiences and next steps for the IDPS
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 (CSPPS) and Senior strategist, Cordaid.