Peacebuilding in South Sudan remains of vital concern, as the continued conflict has implications for both the country and the region at large. Violence and instability in the area continue despite multifaceted international and regional action, raising questions about what works best in peacebuilding and how best to go about it. It is estimated that since the civil war began in 2013, more than 50,000 South Sudanese have been killed, and violence continues despite the presence of nearly 16,000 UN Peacekeepers.
This is a complex conflict, but it is also fair to ask how well international actors and local stakeholders are working together to rebuild peace in South Sudan. On-the-ground assessment reveals that there may be some gaps between international and local actors in their understanding of the conflict and how best to work together towards a sustainable peace.
This event will assess the key factors guiding current peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. It will also present an assessment of the shortcomings of current efforts focusing on the interaction, or lack thereof, between international partners and local stakeholders. By identifying the barriers to more efficient peacebuilding, this discussion seeks to share lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities for better collaboration between local and international actors.
Date: November 20, 2017
When: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Where: Wilson Center, 6th Floor