The Alliance for Peacebuilding, a global peacebuilding organization, boasts a membership of over 100 peacebuilding organizations and 15,000 individuals, allowing for stronger connections among peace organizations and opportunities to collaborate on projects that would be too large for any one organization to tackle alone. The organization’s main goals are to develop new peacebuilding practices, influence policymakers in Congress, the military, and other US departments, and build relationships between peacebuilders and other leaders to encourage the sharing of knowledge and new ideas.
With this in mind, the Alliance for Peacebuilding hosts events such as workshops on topics including advocacy and the power of dialogue. The organization also brings people together by supporting affinity groups focusing on topics like Education and Training or Women and Peacebuilding. Affinity groups meet at least once a year during the Alliance for Peacebuilding Conference, which is held annually. Next year’s conference will focus on the newest innovations in peacebuilding and look ahead to potential solutions that are still in development. The event also allows many individuals involved with peace and security to meet and collaborate. To learn more about the Alliance for Peacebuilding and their work, check out their website.
Sources: Selected Definitions of Peacebuilding, August 12, 2013; Alliance for Peacebuilding
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