ACCORD analyses peacebuilding architecture in Burundi and region
In order to reflect on, and identify appropriate responses to, peacebuilding issues in Burundi and the Great Lakes region, ACCORD has run a 4-day workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi. ACCORD’s goal is to strengthen peacebuilding capacities and processes in the country, and region, in adherence to local and national ownership principles. This event aimed to contribute to achievement of that goal
Organised by ACCORD's Burundi Intervention, in collaboration with the Peacebuilding Unit, the event was held from 10-13 July, and brought together stakeholders from government, civil society, non-governmental organisations, and representatives from youth groups, media, international and regional organisations, experts in Peacebuilding, transitional justice and elections and academia.
The workshop was intended to analyse the current status of peacebuilding, and reflect on potential challenges and opportunities in the country and region, with the aim of allowing participants to reflect appropriate initiatives towards sustainable peace and development. As such, the workshop served as a platform that allowed peacebuilding stakeholders to assess in detail the peacebuilding architecture, and also to link the existing peacebuilding frameworks to practice. The workshop provided an analysis of peacebuilding in Burundi that aims to guide stakeholders in their implementation processes and also better prepare them on the importance of participatory and holistic approaches particularly ahead of the 2015 elections and the setup of the Transitional Justice mechanisms in Burundi.
The workshop was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For further information, please contact Mr Adelin Hatungimana or Mr Abu Sheriff.