Local Governance & Sub-National Stabilization, Peacebuilding & Recovery: Strengthening State & Non-State Capabilities for Peacebuilding, Peace Consolidation and Recovery
London, 22-25 October
Cities, towns and urban areas are often the worst affected by war. From civilian casualties to destruction of infrastructure, urban areas experience a massive cost of violence.
They are increasingly a if not the principal site of battles and destruction in many armed conflicts. Until recently they have also been largely neglected by many peacebuilding programmes and peace processes – which often focus on national-level or rural, community-based processes. IPDTC’s Local Governance & Sub-National Peacebuilding and Peace Processes programme addresses this.
Drawing upon experiences in areas affected by armed conflict and armed violence worldwide, the programme builds upon several key components including: learning from what works; building capacities for city/urban and local community peacebuilding, social cohesion, inclusion and prevention programming; creating localized early warning and prevention systems.