The Alliance for Peacebuilding has Completed its Work on Mapping the Field: “Peacebuilding 2.0: Mapping the Boundaries of an Expanding Field”
It’s an important document for all of us who work in this field.
As Melanie Greenberg, president of the Alliance, said in a recent email:
“…despite recent downward trends in conflict around the world, more than1.5 billion people still live in fragile and conflict affected states and suffer acute levels of violence. Furthermore, violence in the 21st century is increasingly rooted in the interlinkages between political conflict, state fragility, organized crime, and porous borders, making a single conflict management approach impossible. In meeting these challenges, the peacebuilding field has grown exponentially in both impact and influence over the past twenty years. Yet, in order for the peacebuilding field to meet the challenges of 21st century violence, it must evolve from what we refer to as Peacebuilding 1.0 – a dynamic, yet disconnected series of activities across a broad range of sectors – to Peacebuilding 2.0, a unified field that harnesses the collective power of all peacebuilding interventions and leads to more stable, resilient societies.”
The Alliance (http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/ ) will continue exploring avenues for expanding the scope of the field and it will provide up-to-date information about the peacebuilding field and beyond. We will continue to post those developments here.