Joint Action for Prevention: Civil Society and Government Cooperation on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

There is growing recognition of the role civil society organizations (CSOs) can play in responding, managing and preventing conflict as well as in post-conflict peacebuilding. Equally, recognition is spreading that governments and CSOs can be useful if not indispensable partners to each other in any of the activities just mentioned. This paper explores the various ways in which state institutions, governments, international bodies and CSOs can work at various levels (local, national, international) in the interest of peacebuilding and responding to conflict.

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