By Voice of ALC
The ALC in partnership with the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of Social Science Research Council convened a three-day conference titled Peacebuilding in Africa: Evolving Landscapes, Emerging Challenges and New African Thinking from 23rd – 25th February 2015 at the Wilton Park conference centre in Steyning, England.
The meeting was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, brought together key scholars policy practitioners and researchers on peacebuilding including staff and Alumni of the ALC. The aim of the conference was to understand the evolving conflict and security terrain in Africa and the challenges to building stable peace in the continent.
Among the major issues that emerged from the conference was not only the need to rethink existing peacebuilding paradigms but also to develop alternative approaches that are contextually relevant to the rapidly changing conflict and security terrain in the continent. It was further noted that there is need to document these approaches and the lessons learnt so as to build knowledge and to guide future policy and practices.