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International Alert

Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt)

29 April 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Expert Debate
This format includes the presentation and discussion of emerging topics and trends, new and fresh approaches and ideas by guests who are experts in their field, with lots of space for active engagement of and discussions with the participants of the session.
Session 23

Business and Peace - A Partnership for Making Money and Making Peace?

With the need for income generation, jobs, equity and trust building across conflicting parties and social divides on the one side and growth for profit and economic sustainability on the other – how can relationships between peacebuilders, economic developers and businesses be shaped? The authors of 'Business & Peace - it takes two to tango' will discuss their insights and lessons learnt from engagement with multinational companies and MSMEs in fragile settings. Policies on sustainable economic development and engaging the private sector through development programs, compacts, credits and public-private-partnerships/PPP have the potential to generate positive peace impacts. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports sustainable economic development and the engagement of the private sector as well as multistakeholder partnerships and PPPs. Do policies and multistakeholder engagement correspond to needs and realities for peacebuilding?


Andreas Beckermann
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
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Ben Miller
CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA), USA
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Dr Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou
Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom
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Gerald Pachoud
Pluto & Associates
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Charlotte Onslaw
International Alert
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The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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