2017 War, security and conflict

Local Peacebuilding – challenges and opportunities

Hanna Leonardsson, Martin Lundqvist, Joakim Öjendal

Peacebuilding is at crossroads. While it is one of the most important intstruments for addressing crisis and fragility, it is also persistently criticised. In this EBA report, Joakim Öjendal, Hanna Leonardsson and Martin Lundqvist Review the conventional peacebuilding formula and the critique that has come to be known as ‘the local turn of peacebuilding’.

The authors unpack the meaning of local peacebuilding through a Review of literature and practice, drawing on experiences from Cambodia, Liberia, Somaliland and Rwanda.