Peace Building in Africa: Bridging Theory and Practice

"Peacebuilding in Africa: Bridging Theory and Practice took place in Bujumbura, Burundi, at the end of November 2012. Over the course of three days, the conference gathered together peacebuilding practitioners and scholars from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions in order to advance mutual learning and promote synergies in future peacebuilding practices. Three key aspects of peacebuilding were discussed in Bujumbura: Identity and conflict transformation, research and participation, and participatory evaluation, both in theory and practice. This report offers an overview of the main themes examined during the conference and provides a brief synthesis of some of the discussions and recommendations that emerged over the course of the three days."