PCi’s CEO Fleur Auzimour Just addressed the meeting hosted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on 5 September 2018 in Berlin, which examined how Germany and European partners could more effectively strengthen stabilisation efforts that advance a meaningful political process in Libya. The meeting – ‘Order from Chaos: Stabilising Libya the Local Way’ – brought together a range of Libyan and European interlocutors who included Abdelbari Shinbaro, the Deputy Minister for Local Governance of the Libyan Government of National Accord; Dr Christian Buck, Ambassador and Regional Director for the Near and Middle East and North Africa German Foreign Office; Suliman Ali Zway, a Libyan researcher/journalist; and Tarek Megerisi, Policy Fellow at ECFR.
Peaceful Change initiative was selected by the CAF Venturesome team, the social investment team at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), as their beneficiary in the UK as part of this year’s ‘Giving Tuesday’, a global day of giving to charities and social organisations. All CAF staff are encouraged to volunteer and fundraise on this day, which in 2020 is Tuesday 1 December. One of the team is running 50km from CAF’s Kent office to their London office to raise funds from their network for PCi. PCi is grateful for the support and wish them the best of luck on Tuesday 1 December.
PCi’s senior Peacebuilding Adviser Raj Bhari has been invited by BELONG, the cohesion and integration network, to support Shared Ground, a new pilot programme for the UK. The programme will build the capacity, skills and confidence for practitioners, and all those who work closely alongside residents and in neighbourhoods, to work more effectively in situations where there is conflict and tension. The course will be designed with input from the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and Peaceful Change initiative. Both organisations bring substantial expertise in working in situations where there are community tensions and conflict.
Raj Bhari has recently been appointed as an advisor/associate with belong, PCi look forward to working more closely with the belong cohesion and integration network. For more about belong click here: https://www.belongnetwork.co.uk/
Peace can be a dirty word: Challenging assumptions about the nature of peacebuilding
A TEDx talk by Fleur Just, Chief Executive Officer of Peaceful Change initiative
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