Per Olsson Fridh, FBA:s generaldirektör
Conflict Prevention and Preventive Diplomacy: What Works and What Doesn't?
The report summarizes the findings of the International Expert Forum (IEF) on conflict prevention.
The purpose of the meeting was to explore the theory and practice of preventive diplomacy and conflict prevention with a particular focus on what works and what does not. The workshop was divided into three sessions focusing on insights from research, insights from the field, and a discussion dealing with the implications of the findings for policy and practice.
The IEF is a collaborative initiative of the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the International Peace Institute (IPI), the SecDev Group, and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF). The IEF provides an informal venue for exchanges between diverse constituencies working to prevent and reduce organized violence and promote lasting peace. It is designed to allow for the sharing of empirical analysis and applied practical experience on conflict prevention, preventive diplomacy, peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding.