North Africa and Sahel
In order to peacefully transform violent conflicts into cooperation within a constructive approach, the importance of peace mediation has significantly increased in recent years. The event will offer an insight on the current situation in North Africa and Sahel as well as theory and practice of Peace Mediation and National Dialogue processes.
Peace mediation aims at preventing or solving violent conflicts by means of conducting dialogue and negotiations. This way, peace mediators assist the different parties involved to overcome the burden of the conflict and thus guide them towards constructive and cooperative solutions for a peaceful and common future.
Coupled with the ICP International Summer Academy, the first International Peace-Builders’ Forum (IPF) will be held around the theme “Connecting Personal and Systemic Change”, on 16-19 July 2015 in Caux (Montreux), Switzerland. The IPF is organised by CAUX-Initiatives of Change (CAUX-IofC) and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP), with the support of the Caux Scholars Program (CSP).
The IPF is a unique, publicly accessible, opportunity for participants to physically meet and connect with experts and specialists of the international field of peace-building. Participate in group discussions, attend presentations, panel discussions and workshops, and visit the stands of peacebuilding organisations within the Caux-Palace.