Conflict transformation requires building up the organisational and structural capacities of conflict parties and stakeholders. Establishing peace infrastructure involves the development of mechanisms for cooperation among all relevant stakeholders, including the government, by promoting cooperative problem-solving, and institutionalising a response mechanism to violent conflict. The objective is to assist the parties (e.g. through the provision of knowledge or advice), the process (e.g. through mediation between the conflict parties, mediation support or facilitation of public participation), or the implementation of process results (e.g. through monitoring and support of agreement implementation).
The overall goal of this project is to support Afghan-driven efforts to resolve the protracted conflict and to restore sustainable peace. The project focuses on supporting the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) in its role to coordinate and manage the peace process and other relevant government institutions and, in doing so, to build bridges between the Afghan government and the society as well as the government and opposition groups. more >