October 12

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Check-In

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Introductions and Welcome

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

The Power of Narratives for the Future of Peace

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Collective Action for Peace Part I: Setting the Stage for Mobilization

Reflections on the Peacebuilding Field

Introduction of the AfP-Conciliation Resources Public Opinion Survey

Ignite Talks on Field-Wide Mobilization Initiatives

Concurrent panels on the following topics:

New Perspectives on What Businesses Can Do to Advance Peace

Reframing Radicalization to Make CVE More Effective

Corruption in Fragile States

Leveraging Transdisciplinary Synergies and Partnerships for Trauma-Informed Peacebuilding Practice

Armed Groups and Inclusive Peace Processes: Re-Imagining Post-War Politics

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM


AfP Member Business Meeting

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Concurrent panels on the following topics:

Violent Extremism and Peacebuilding: Dilemmas, Dangers, and Opportunities

External Actors’ Role in Supporting Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding

Conflict and Peacebuilding in the United States: What is the Problem and the Solution, and How to Raise the Visibility of Peacebuilding Programming and Change the Narrative?

Cost-Effectiveness for Peacebuilding: How Do We Measure It and What Does Cost Really Mean for Peace?

Integrating Justice & Peacebuilding Into Development and Humanitarian Programming: A Basic Guide for Busy Practitioners

From Inclusion to Transformation: Overcoming Common Challenges in Gender and Peacebuilding Practice

Narratives for Peace in Conflict Regions

Monitoring and Evaluation of Conflict Analysis

Intersection Between Countering Violent Extremism, Fragility, and Stabilization

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM


4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Collective Action for Peace Part II: Mobilizing the Peacebuilding Field for Collective Impact

Concurrent panels on the following topics:

Bottom-Up Approaches to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Education and Training Affinity Group Meeting

Strategic Partnerships Among Religious Actors and Institutions: Connecting Personal, Relational, and Institutional Change in Rebuilding Divided Societies