How can development interventions effectively address the complex challenges facing communities grappling with violence? What lessons have we learned through our work in conflict and post-conflict settings? What are the tools and methods that best galvanize communities to work together to address violence and promote security and peace?
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is holding its annual conference from May 24-26 in Washington, D.C. Chemonics is pleased to be joining the AfP this year — for the first time — to work together to discover ways to promote peace worldwide.
The AfP’s #PeaceCon2016 addresses the human, environmental, and financial costs of violence, and serves as a vital opportunity for donors, policymakers, military members, and professionals in the development, human rights, and environmental protection fields to learn from one another. It’s now more important than ever to draw on our collective knowledge to create new frameworks for peace and to reduce violence.
Chemonics is excited to take part in #PeaceCon2016 at this critical time, and to share our experiences working to prevent and mitigate violence, strife, and suffering in settings worldwide, specifically with a presentation on the Côte d’Ivoire Transition Initiative 2 (CITI2). On Day 2 of the conference, Youssouf Touré, a program development officer on CITI2, will join a panel titled, “Alors, On Danse: Art, Hip Hop, Music, And Filmmaking as a Path to Tolerance and Understanding.” Chemonics’ Conflict and Crisis Practice Director Michele Piercey will moderate the panel.