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COVID, conflict and crises: What’s in store for 2021?

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International Alert

2 September, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

COVID-19 has played a particular role in amplifying conflict drivers related to security forces, stigmatisation and marginalisation of minority groups, and governance failures, and exposed the chasm of trust between citizens and their states in many contexts.

In practical terms, it has also presented significant challenges to peacebuilding organisations and their local partners who rely on human interaction as a key vehicle for resolving conflict and promoting peace.

So, what does the future hold?

We will ‘look back to look forward’, sharing the experiences of how our Philippines team has collaborated with existing networks and forged new partnerships in conjunction with conflict monitoring data to help shape government approaches to the pandemic. We will hear how our Great Lakes team is applying lessons learned from the Ebola response to improve information systems to counter rumours, to rebuild trust between communities and health service providers, and improve the conflict sensitivity of responses. The webinar will also offer up a broader global perspective on evolving dynamics.

Event will be chaired by Wale Osofisan, PhD – Senior Director Governance Technical Unit, International Rescue Committee

This webinar will explore what we can expect on the COVID-19 and conflict front in the coming 12 months.

The link to the webinar can be found by clicking here.

International Alert