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Sustaining Peace Webinar I – The role of conflict-sensitive natural resource management approaches

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This webinar was organised with support from the European Union.

Sustaining Peace webinar series: The role of conflict-sensitive natural resource management approaches

23 January 2018 – 14.00 - 15.30 CET

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  • Florian Krampe, Researcher, SIPRI's Climate Change and Risk Project, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • Sarah Gibbons, Chief of Party, PEACE III program, Pact Kenya
  • Julius Jackson, Technical Officer (Protracted Crises), FAO


  • Julius Jackson, Technical Officer (Protracted Crises), FAO

This webinar examines the linkages between natural resource management, investment in resilient agricultural livelihoods and contributions to peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Interventions supporting food security and nutrition play a critical role in protecting and saving lives and livelihoods and in strengthening resilience in conflict-affected situations. However, interventions supporting livelihoods, particularly those focused on natural resource management, can also play an important role in sustaining peace and in directly preventing conflict, through a number of different pathways.

Some of these pathways are explored in the 2017 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report on ‘Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security’, and are referenced in the 2015 CFS Framework For Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA).

This webinar explored how conflict-sensitive approaches to natural resource access and use can make a contribution to sustaining peace, and how investments in building resilience can help reduce specific conflict drivers. The event drew on and be illustrated by examples from:

  • SIPRI’s perspectives on climate security and management of natural resource conflicts, focusing on laying the foundations for socially, economically and politically resilient peace;
  • Mercy Corps/pact’s experience on natural resource sharing agreements between the Dodoth and Turkana in Uganda to strengthen communities’ capacities to manage interethnic conflicts; and
  • FAO’s work on natural resource access and use between Misseriya and Dinka Ngok communities through a multi-sector livelihood project in the contested Abyei Administrative Area.

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