Parallel Session 16 | Reflect | 14 June 2018, 10.45h - 12.15h | Room 1.03

Unpacking the “Sustaining Peace Agenda” – What’s in it for civil society peacebuilders from Africa


What is the potential of the UN “Sustaining Peace Agenda” for civil society peacebuilders who strive to identify and foster context-specific capacities for “everyday peace”? Local ownership, inclusivity, sustainability and other key aspects of the agenda will be reflected upon by practitioners involved in Civil Peace Service programs in Cameroon and the Great Lakes Region. They will bring the concepts down to the ground and share their experience with focusing on those local capacities for cohesion, human security and constructive civil society-state relationships that already exist, even in the most fragile contexts. The session will then explore what is needed in order to draw together more efficiently the UN Agenda and local civil society efforts for greater impact on both sides.


After a brief input on the “Sustaining Peace Agenda”, practitioners from Cameroon will be interviewed by the facilitators in order to relate their experience to the concepts. With the help of the “fishbowl”-method, resource persons will share additional lessons learned from the Great Lakes Region, before the discussion focuses on concrete ideas on how global policy and local practice can be interlinked more closely.



Other Resource Persons



  • Civil Peace Service Group