Read the full post-conference report, authored by Sara Rose Taylor and Karolina Werner.

Education, Youth, and Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Contexts

“The Education, Youth and Peacebuilding conference explored the contribution that education can make in helping fragile and conflict-affected societies successfully transition from armed conflict to sustainable peace. Taking place in Waterloo, Ontario from November 30 to December 1, 2017, the conference brought together leading experts working at the intersection of peace education and peacebuilding. It sought to both assess the current ‘state of the art’ of peace education and to explore ways of enhancing the impact and sustainability of peace education programming in conflict-affected contexts. Moreover, in the interests of promoting more integrated strategies to help societies prevent and recover from armed conflict, it sought to re-connect the work of peace education scholars and practitioners not only with ‘mainstream’ approaches to peacebuilding that have focused on more formal processes of democratization, institution-building, and rule of law promotion, but also with the emerging Youth, Peace and Security agenda.”