Stockholm Peace Forum: What does a resilience perspective add to peacebuilding?

Resilience approaches that aim to strengthen the capacity of communities and systems to navigate crises are increasingly being advocated as alternatives to more top-down measures dependent on international and external actors. Do they really add value, or are they just a fad with no meaningful analytical or programmatic advantages, or a way for international actors to abdicate responsibility? In this session, we invite resilience enthusiasts and sceptics to have a frank discussion on the value of resilience approaches in peacebuilding, and share the evidence that underpins their contrasting views.

Session Moderators

  • Cibele Queiroz, Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) & Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)
  • Robyn Kriel, journalist (former CNN anchor/correspondent)

Session Panelists

  • Cedric de Coning, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) & African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
  • Olga Petryniak, Mercy Corps
  • Fonteh Akum, Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
  • Dieunedort Wandji, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Cibele Queiroz gives a short teaser introduction to the session.

Hear from the session panelists below.

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