Experiences from the Field : UNDP-CSO Partnership for Conflict Prevention31 Jul 2005
This publication is a joint initiative of the Civil Society Organizations Division of BRSP and the Strategic Planning Unit and the Transition Recovery Unit of BCPR, coordinated by Alejandra Pero (BRSP) and Celine Moyroud (BCPR), with support from Meegan Murray (BCPR).
The experiences presented in this report underscore the critical importance for UNDP and other international organizations to actively engage with civil society actors at all levels in preventing violent conflict and rebuilding peace. In many cases, the credibility and effectiveness demonstrated by CSOs have led to a transformation in the nature of their relationship with governments and the United Nations – from programme sub-contractors to policy advisors and interlocutors. This evolution in the scope of partnership with civil society organizations is essential in addressing the growing challenges of conflict prevention and peace building.