How the New Deal can help to address the challenges of conflict in Nigeria (and what’s Germany got to do with it)

2017-06-01 - 1:00 pm

By Theophilus Ekpon, Executive Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) and CSPPS Focal Point in Nigeria

Nigeria, with a population of approximately 186 million people, has been experiencing various forms of conflict since independence in 1960. These conflicts include struggle over control of oil and gas resources, dispute over communal land ownership, conflict between pastoralists and farmers, ethnic and religious divisions and violent extremism. The International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) and its New Deal is a great opportunity to address these challenges of conflict in Nigeria holistically.

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Showdown or slowdown? The UN and peacebuilding in 2015

2015-10-01 - 11:56 am

By Marius Müller-Hennig
FriEnt/Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

In her FriEnt essay on “Peacebuilding at the UN over the last ten years”, Vanessa Wyeth stated in 2011 that “(i)f the last decade has proved anything, it is that, however flawed, the UN has a unique legitimacy and indispensible role to play in peacebuilding”.

At that time, however, the discussion about peacebuilding was on the political backburner and practical interest among peacebuilders outside the UN in coordinating and cooperating with the UN in peacebuilding appeared to be rather limited. This fall might be different, both politically and operationally. This blog post fleshes out some reasons why this might be the case.

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Interview with Erin McCandless, The New School for Public Engagement

2014-05-19 - 4:46 pm

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Interview with Francesca Bomboko, g7+ focal point in the DRC

2014-05-16 - 4:42 pm

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Interview with Lancedell Mathews, NARDA

2014-05-16 - 4:37 pm

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Welcome to the FriEnt PBF Voices Blog

 

The PBF Voices Blog is not solely shaped by us, the FriEnt team, it shall rather provide a space for conference speakers, participants and other interested persons to share ideas and insights on the future of peacebuilding policy and practice.

All posts relate to the multifaceted theme of the conference in its widest sense. Every article reflects the author’s personal opinion and captures his or her unique style.

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