International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS)

29 April 2021
16.00h - 17.30h
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.
Virtual Session 24

Influencing Local Peacebuilding Policies through Polylateral Political Dialogues – The Case of Sierra Leone

In an environment of mistrust and misinformation between governments and their people, the enhancement of national cohesion as prioritised in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding 2019-21 Peace Vision through polylateral cooperation is more crucial than ever. Especially during a pandemic.

Against the backdrop of the 2014-16 Ebola crisis, the CSPPS Country Team in Sierra Leone has intensified their efforts towards improved state-citizen relations in response to C-19. How can polylateral partnerships best be structured according to a new social contract, ensuring an inclusive and resilient local peacebuilding response to C-19?

Polylateral cooperation between state and non-state actors at the local, regional, national and international levels informs inclusive, participatory responses for peacebuilding and conflict prevention, whilst addressing issues of fragility across the Triple Nexus of humanitarian, development and peace for resilient societies worldwide.


Anne-Kristine Raunkiær-Jensen
Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS)
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Habib Ur Rehman Mayar
g7+ Secretariat
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Valnora Edwin
CSPPS Country Team Sierra Leone and Sierra Leone War Trust for Children
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Charlotte de Harder
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