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International Peace Research Association (IPRA) – Freetown, Sierra Leone, 27th November –1st December 2016
Theme of the Conference: AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster and Sustainable Development Debate
Peace, Security and Development Commission
Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understanding of both wartime and peacetime. The Peace, Security and Development Commission of IPRA (“PSD Commission”) uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and peace in the context of global economic and geo-political development. The PSD Commission’s scope is to explore and harness multi-/inter-disciplinary socio-economic and political research and advocacy work on the three elements from the academe and practitioners across the globe with an overall objective of merging theory and practice. The Commission’s principal focus is set to generate concrete, sustainable and significant practical conflict management and transformation policies/tools hence ascertaining benchmarks for realistic interventions in conflict and post-conflict situations.
The sessions of this Commission are thus to be arranged as dialogues around contending approaches, to better understand how the inter-locking fields of violent conflict, peace, security and development can be researched, understood and effectively managed. The PSD Commission is modelled towards identifying successful and practical bottoms-up approaches and case studies in resolving and transforming conflicts with the long-term goal of peace sustainability. The execution of these measures and objectives is expected to be undertaken through regional and international collaborations with other academic institutions, research centres and an extensive field of peace, security and development practitioners worldwide.