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.