Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1B, Tuesday 6 November 2018, 16:15 – 17:30

This event is organised by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, Conflict Dynamics International, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Search for Common Ground.
It is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations Office.

Inclusion is an essential but often elusive goal in peace and political dialogue processes. Progress towards realizing effective inclusion often falls short of normative aspirations; inclusive arrangements can be underemphasized, or poorly designed and implemented.
This session will explore how inclusion can work effectively in practice. It will draw on experiences of local actors and practitioners to illuminate progress towards designing and implementing inclusive approaches. The session will highlight what has worked well, and what can be done differently, prioritizing inclusion of women, youth and civil society, and new methods to design inclusive approaches. The session will feature the sharing of experiences by panellists involved in different processes.


  • Caroline Nyaga, Project Officer, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) Africa Regional Office
  • Ali Altiok, Independent Researcher on Youth and Peacebuilding
  • Gerard Mc Hugh, Founder and President, Conflict Dynamics International


  • Thania Paffenholz, Director, Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative