Shifting Power in Peace.
New Dynamics and Agendas – Reshaping Cooperation for Sustainable Peace and Development
The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) is very pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum will take place on 5 and 6 June 2024 in Berlin, Germany.
5 June | 5 pm – 9.30 pm
6 June | 9 am – 2 pm
Speakers and participants from around the globe will shape the discussions and interactive sessions on current challenges and trends. This year's conference will take place in person on the premises of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany, offering many opportunities to network and exchange.
Are we ready for a Just Peace?
Promoting justice and equity is key to sustainable development and peace – but are we ready for it? Structural injustices and inequalities are still at the root of conflicts today. These asymmetries are even exacerbated, as the most vulnerable populations are the ones most affected by violent conflict and interlinked global crises. At the same time, cooperation for peacebuilding faces a shifting world order in which close to half of all conflicts in 2021 were internationalised. The FriEnt PBF invites members of the global peacebuilding community and its stakeholders to reflect on how this power shift also affects peacebuilding. The conference addresses these “new dynamics and agendas” by looking beyond established paradigms to “reshape cooperation for sustainable peace and development”. The focus of the conference lies on the following three policy areas:
Reshaping Alliances for Peace and Security
What is the role for Europe?
Promoting Peace through Climate Justice
How can environmental peacebuilding address injustices and conflicts to promote a just transition?
Addressing Dilemmas in Power Shifts
How do peacebuilding practitioners and feminist actors navigate resistance in transforming power structures?
Side events on related topics are scheduled to take place around the event as well.
This website will be updated on a regular basis and further information about the conference will be available nearer the time.
About the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum
The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2024 will welcome more than 100 local, national, and global state and civil society actors as well as policymakers. Amongst them will be national and international government institutions, parliamentarians, civil society organisations as well as international partner networks of the FriEnt member organisations. Together, we want to reaffirm the peacebuilding communities’ claim to influence policy debates and strengthen peacebuilding narratives. The conference will provide networking opportunities in an inclusive environment that brings together peacebuilders from state actors and civil society from different parts of the world.
The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) is an association of governmental organisations, church development agencies, civil society networks, and political foundations.