Workshop with World Bank group on Post-War Political Settlements

12/17/2014

© Stina Lundström

On 28 November, a regional policy workshop entitled “Post-War Political Settlements: From Participatory Processes to Inclusive Outcomes?” was co-organised by the Berghof Foundation and the World Bank Group (Fragility, Conflict and Violence group) with funding provided by IDRC (Canada). The World Bank hosted the event at its headquarters in Nairobi (Kenya) in order to provide a platform for presenting and discussing some key research and practical lessons learnt from the project Inclusive Political Settlements.

Specific focus was directed towards exploring case study findings from South Africa (In Transformation Initiative >) and South Sudan (Sudd Insititute >) and identifying some practical implications (and pitfalls) for external mediators and peacebuilding/development agencies to support inclusive peace processes and democratic transitions in East Africa. Berghof staff, Veronique Dudouet and Stina Lundström, co-facilitated the workshop and offered some introductory input on the overall project findings. A wide range of regional and Kenya-based experts attended the event, representing the INGO, research, and policy worlds at the interface between mediation, peacebuilding, and development assistance.

The content of the discussions will be document in the final project report, to be published in March 2015, as well as an accompanying Policy Brief.