Local populations are not simply victims in wars. They have important resources, in character and culture, to prevent and resolve conflict, and also to do the hard work of rebuilding their societies afterward. The international community, however, has not always known how to value, mobilize, and support these local resources.
On July 17, PSFG held a tele-briefing on supporting locally-led peacebuilidng with:
- Libby Hoffman, Founder and President, Catalyst for Peace
- John Caulker, Fambul Tok
- Carolyn Hayman, Chief Executive, Peace Direct
The briefing illuminated the need, opportunity, and challenges for locally-led peacebuilding which embodies respect for human and peoples’ rights, and looked in-depth at the work of Fambul Tok, an example of success on a national scale, from both the implementer and the funder’s perspective.