As the impact of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows, our focus remains on how we can continue to support communities breaking through cycles of violent conflict.
We want to hear from peacebuilders about how your lives and work have been affected by this global health emergency, and what you need during this time of crisis.
Using Platform4Dialogue, we are convening a two-day consultation on Wednesday 1st April and Thursday 2nd on the topic of COVID-19 and its impact on resolving conflict. We are inviting local peacebuilders from around the world to take part.
Over the two days, some of the key questions we will be asking are the following:
- How have your lives been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19?
- Do you think the pandemic will have implications for peacebuilding in your country? If so, how?
- What do you think could be the concrete implications for your organisation?
- How are your communities responding to the outbreak? What are peacebuilders doing specifically?
- What do you think could be the concrete implications for the way international organisations are working to support local peacebuilding?
- What support do you need at this time to cause the minimum interruption to your work?
- What can the peacebuilding community do to help strengthen resilience, mitigate fear and conflict, counter divisive narratives, and support social cohesion in the midst of distancing?
The consultations will take place online on Platform4Dialogue,
Peace Direct’s online discussion platform. It will last two days, beginning on Wednesday 1st April 2020.
The main language will be English, but participants can also use our automatic translation feature to participate in French, Spanish and Arabic.
A public report will be produced from this consultation, but no participant will be quoted publicly without separate consent.
This consultation is a joint
initiative between Peace Direct, Conducive Spaces for Peace and Humanity
We look forward to your participation.
The Platform4Dialogue Team