In an environment of mistrust between governments and their people, the enhancement of national cohesion as prioritised in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding 2019-2021 Peace Vision through polylateral cooperation is more crucial than ever.
Focusing on how CSPPS has intensified their efforts in improving state-citizen relations in response to COVID-19 is within the framework of the IDPS, our session inscribes itself in the thematic context of acting collectively.
How can stakeholders address issues of fragility across the Triple Nexus of humanitarian, development, and peace, for resilient societies worldwide?
Key Theses, Thoughts and Ideas
This truly polylateral dialogue featured IDPS Co-Chairs Minister Gould and Minister Kai-Kai, Habib Mayar of the g7+ Secretariat, as well as Valnora Edwin, CSPPS Sierra Leone member, and Anne Kristine Raunkiaer-Jensen, Chair of CSPPS.
State and non-state actors elaborated on the impact of COVID-19 on fragile and conflict-affected settings, urging to keep peacebuilding at the forefront of recovery from the pandemic. This naturally led to discussing the necessary inclusion of civil society in the implementation of the SDGs, highlighting the critical role of civil society participation in polylateral partnerships. In order to build back better, governmental authorities and local societies need to advocate together for an inclusive, people-centered, and transparent approach.
Participants from the international community as well as local CSOs detailed opportunities to collaborate, especially in the context of the Triple Nexus of humanitarian, development, and peace for resilient societies.