Parallel Session 7 | Connect | 13 June 2018, 15.30h - 17.00h | Room 1.01

Advocacy for Peace – transnational networking for more effective lobby work


Working for peace takes place at many levels. Addressing issues at local level that drive conflict and transforming violent conflict into constructive conflict is a primary concern for many organizations. But a growing number of civil society actors have realized that forces outside the local arena also need to be addressed to achieve necessary change in society. These outside forces may be at the level of the state or at regional or even global level.

The session will focus on experiences of advocacy networks from the global North and South engaged in lobby work for peace. How is the relationship between different advocacy networks? Are we really working together for common goals? Are there differences between actors concerning issues, strategies and approaches? Are we able to communicate effectively? What experiences do we have in transnational networking for peace advocacy? What has worked well? What challenges do we need to address?

Participants will share their experiences, discuss challenges as well as best practice examples of transnational collaboration in peace advocacy. Our objective is to learn from experience and find ways to improve linkages and collaboration between advocacy networks in the global South and North for more coherent strategies for peace advocacy at local, national and international level around the world.


Interactive workshop and panel discussion.




  • Ute Finckh-Krämer, MdB a.D.


  • Bread for the World
  • German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management