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Peacebuilding stakeholders to meet in the Solomon Islands



Peacebuilding stakeholders to meet in the Solomon Islands

14 September, 2012 (UNDP) – Senior government officials, members of the civil society and development partners from four Pacific Island countries will gather in the Solomon Islands next week for a skills training workshop, “Sharing and Exploring Pacific Approaches to Dialogue”.

The workshop is part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Strengthening Capacities for Peace and Development (CPAD) project, and will be attended by more than 40 participants from Fiji, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), Solomon Islands and Tonga.

The workshop will equip members of the Pacific Peace Community to design and facilitate dialogue and conflict analysis processes, including strategic planning, programme planning and training activities with greater skill and effectiveness.

The UN Resident Coordinator for the Fiji Multi-Country Office and UNDP Resident Representative, Knut Ostby and Team Leader of UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery team, Tracy Vienings will deliver remarks at the opening of the workshop. The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea, David Mclachlan-Karr will also be attending the workshop.

This third regional workshop is facilitated and organized by CPAD in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace.

The Strengthening Capacities for Peace and Development (CPAD) is a project of UNDP. It aims to strengthen the conflict prevention architecture of the Pacific region by providing technical advice and capacity building support to governments and to civil society organizations that have a specific involvement or mandate to promote peace and implement conflict prevention initiatives.

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