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International Peace-Builders’ Forum 2016
The third International Peace-Builders’ Forum (IPF) will be held around the theme “Peacebuilding among people displaced by violence and war”, on 19-23 July 2016 in Caux, Switzerland. The IPF is a unique, publicly accessible, opportunity for participants to physically meet and connect with experts and specialists in the international field of peacebuilding. Participate in group discussions, attend presentations, panel discussions and workshops of peacebuilding organisations within the Caux Conference Centre!
The world’s ongoing crisis of displaced peoples is the largest mass migration of human beings since World War I.The International Peacebuilders’ Forum 2016 will seek to understand and support the ongoing human needs of people working for peace whether professionally or in their daily lives.Professional peace-workers, those expelled from their homes by war, former and current refugees are all invited to take part in the forum. By exploring our common experiences participants in the 2016 IPF will come to better understand our relationship to conflict, our personal and professional journeys, and each other as we seek shared solutions to our everyday struggles.
The format of the conference will range from keynote speakers to intimate forums all centering on the specific issues that surround migration and diaspora. Our team at Caux will provide a safe environment for learning, growth, deep sharing and action.
This event is co-organized by the CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding.
IPF explores the following questions:
What are the current practices in non-violent conflict transformation?
What are the different cultural perspectives on non-violent conflict transformation?
How is non-violent struggle used by different civil society actors?
What unexplored opportunities exist in transforming conflict through non-violent means now and in the future?
Institutions and individuals in the peace-building sector including civil society organisations: women and youth organizations, government representatives, business leaders, religious leaders, heads of regional and global peacebuilding organizations, academic institutes, leaders in private sector, social entrepreneurs, technology institution leaders, the media among others