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The changing nature of support to peacebuilding

The changing nature of support to peacebuilding
SIPRI and ECDPM hosted a panel discussion with Beverley Warmington, Director of Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Division, Department for International Development, United Kingdom, Andrew Sherriff, Head of European External Affairs Programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management, Johannes Oljelund, Director-General for International Development Cooperation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and was moderated by Dan Smith, Director of SIPRI

On 8 November, SIPRI, together with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), hosted a panel discussion on 'The changing nature of support to peacebuilding'.

The panel discussion addressed the key findings of the published ECDPM report Supporting Peacebuilding in Times of Change: A Synthesis of Four Case Studies, and brought together expertise from the ECDPM, SIPRI, the British Government’s Department for International Development and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

During the past 25 years the international peacebuilding community has been broadly reliant on a relatively small number of supporters, namely European countries and the European Union (EU) institutions, which have played a highly influential role in backing peacebuilding politically, through policy commitments and with financial disbursements. Based on the case studies of Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the EU institutions, the panelists identified the key trends which characterize European policy and financial support to peacebuilding. The discussion further analysed the most significant factors driving change and continuity over time in European support for peacebuilding and the implications of these trends for future support to international peacebuilding.


Live-stream and photo gallery

The panel discussion was live-streamed and is available to view on SIPRI's Facebook and YouTube channels.


Photo gallery: The changing nature of support to peacebuilding