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Conflict and Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria

This virtual dialogue continues Wilton Park’s work on peacebuilding in Africa, a series of events that has taken place annually since 2015.  

A persistent theme across the series has been the need to move peacebuilding beyond state and elite-centred approaches to encompass the wider communities involved in conflict, including youth and women’s networks.  

This virtual dialogue will be the first of three seeking to apply the conceptual outcomes of ‘Next generation African peacebuilding’ to specific conflict-affected states on the continent, also taking into account the impact of the pandemic on conflict and peacebuilding dynamics. This first dialogue focuses on the conflict in northern Nigeria and aims to: 

  • map existing and potential peacebuilding actors 
  • examine how to build and/or strengthen networks and relationships between these actors 
  • consider how national, regional and international stakeholders can better support diversity and inclusion in peacebuilding processes. 

It will be an opportunity to bring together a range of voices that do not often have an opportunity to participate in conversations about peace and the aspirations of everyday people. 

Join us for a live stream panel on Wednesday 26 March 1400 BST. Details coming soon. 

The remainder for the dialogue will be by invitation only. 

Wilton Park reference number: WP1761V1

Some of our participants from our African Peacebuilding series discuss what they see as the single most difficult obstacle hindering peacebuilding in Nigeria and how could it be overcome.

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