Networks for Peacebuilding foster exchange, joint learning and joint action. They can be focussed thematically, regionally or at linking actors across levels for better peacebuilding.
In a peer exchange, we will start with a discussion among three networks to identify experiences, potentials and challenges of networks for peace.
Redprodepaz, founded in 2002, is a Colombian network of the Peace of Development Programmes, each one of them being an own multi-actor space to impulse peace and development in its region. FriEnt, our host itself, is bringing together development and peace actors since 2001 in order to promote and enhance their peacebuilding impact. Last not least, the Civil Peace Service “Southeast Asian University Partnership for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation -SAUP” is a nascent network including universities in Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste which, with the support of Center for Conflict Research of Philipps University Marburg are building a platform for ongoing international exchange on their efforts to establish peace studies curricula at their respective faculties.