ISS/TfP hosted a Peacebuilding roundtable: Addressing the Evidence Gap: Assumptions that Drive Peacebuilding,
16 Dec 2014
During May and June 2014, the ISS conducted exploratory research in New York, Washington, London and Geneva to identify key global trends, stakeholders and processes involved in peacebuilding. Throughout the process, stakeholders consistently confirmed that the decision-making processes of peacebuilding were sorely lacking in evidence-based information and advice. In response to this need identified, ISS/TfP hosted a small closed roundtable discussion on peacebuilding entitled Addressing the Evidence Gap: Assumptions that Drive Peacebuilding. The objective of the roundtable was to provide a platform for discussing some of the critical assumptions that drive peacebuilding policy and practice, and ultimately contributing to a more informed debate on effective peacebuilding responses. It brought together approximately 15 experts from the peacebuilding community from the global north and south. In particular, particular focus was on identifying specific needs of evidence-based information that was required in order to achieve effective responses in key peacebuilding trends and processes, including the discussion. The roundtable aimed to contribute with the following outputs:
- To discuss key assumptions that drive peacebuilding responses;
- To identify gaps existing in evidence-based responses in peacebuilding;
- To create a platform for shared knowledge on existing evidence-based information that assist peacebuilding processes; and
- An analysis paper based on the discussions held in the seminar.