According to Catherine Morris, the founding director of Peacemakers Trust, peacebuilding “involves a full range of approaches, processes, and stages needed for transformation toward more sustainable, peaceful relationships and governance modes and structures.” Peacebuilding is one of the Ubuntuworks Principles, and it requires a long-term committment to creating change worldwide.
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Founded in 1999, Peacemakers Trust is a Canadian charitable organization for research and education on conflict resolution and peacebuilding with an internationally acclaimed bibliography in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
Purpose: to create avenues to advance people’s knowledge and capacity to understand, prevent and address conflict fairly, effectively and peacefully.
Methods: include research and education for practitioners, government and non-governmental officials and the public on:
- nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation and peacebuilding:
- conflict analysis and mapping
- fair and effective dispute resolution processes and systems
- effective planning, leadership, decision-making and problem solving
- fair, effective and accountable governance structures
- sustainable public dialogue about contentious matters
Programs: research and writing, educational events and training workshops, and the publication of resources such as:
- www.peacemakers.ca: an internationally acclaimed resource and bibliographic website used by academics, students, practitioners and the public on six continents.
- Reporting on Conflict: a media monitoring service and resources on media, conflict and society.
- Education and training: educational events on conflict resolution and reconciliation.
- Talking in Public: experiments in public dialogue through seminars and workshops on matters of current importance.
- Applied or academic research and writing: by special arrangement.
- Specially designed educational events or training: for institutions, organizations, or groups by individual arrangement.
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