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Webinars and knowledge exchange on Sustaining Peace

©FAO/Marco De Gaetano
23/01/2018 - 05/03/2018



This webinar series was organised with support from the European Union.

In 2016, 108 million people faced acute food insecurity, up from 80 million in 2015. In early 2017, famine was declared in South Sudan and alerts were issued for high risk of famine-like conditions in northeast Nigeria, in Somalia and in Yemen. Conflict and civil war are common denominators in all these cases, as they are in many other countries facing severe food crises.

Since 2010, the number of major violent conflicts has tripled, and fighting in a growing number of lower intensity conflicts has escalated. In 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years.There is a renewed international and UN-wide focus on conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and Agenda 2030 sees achievement of all the SDGs as critical elements in achieving the further goal of peaceful and inclusive societies.

Hunger and undernutrition are significantly worse where conflicts are prolonged and compounded by weak institutional capacity and/or adverse climate-related events. The concept of “sustaining peace” endorsed by UN member states through General Assembly (UNGA) and Security Council (UNSC) resolutions in 2016 encompasses activities aimed at preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, including addressing root causes and moving towards recovery, reconstruction and development. Conflicts are often at least partly driven by local issues, often around natural resources, which can play a decisive role in triggering violence, continued violence, or relapses into violence.

This series of KORE-led webinars on sustaining peace will explore the nexus between conflict, food security and peace. Various pathways can be identified through which supporting food security can also help build resilience against conflict and contribute to sustaining peace, generating peace dividends including, amongst others, through community-based approaches, through livelihood support, and by building the capacity of institutions, thus improving governance. The webinars will:

  • Explore various aspects of this nexus, including the role of natural resource management, the link with migration and gender considerations;
  • Share experiences on contributing to sustaining peace, through good and promising practices based on concrete examples from the field;
  • Exchange experiences and knowledge with partners on working with conflict-affected communities.




  • Video on Sustainable Financing for Peacebuilding


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