Practicing Peacebuildning Principles

10 march, 15:00-16:30,

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Sweden has long been at the forefront of promoting international principles for engagement in fragile and conflict-ridden countries. In the EBA study Practicing Peacebuilding Principles: A Study of Sweden´s Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, Sweden’s own application of the ‘New Deal’ agreement over the last decade is scrutinized. The authors are Gary Milante, Jannie Lilja, Jups Kluyskens and Johanna Lindström.

No less than 44 internationally agreed principles are grouped into the four areas that are specifically studied: Understanding the context in fragile countries; Coherence between different actors; Ownership and inclusion of partner country government and society; Changes in development cooperation. In general, Sweden, has performed well in these areas, and is even highly regarded as champion of the principles. However, Swedish practice has varied between different partner countries, with stronger application in e.g. Somalia and Liberia than in South Sudan.

During the seminar, speakers and panellists will discuss the report.

The seminar will be held in English.

When? 10 March at 15.00–16.30

(Registration and coffee from 14.30.)

Where? Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm, or Zoom


15:00 Opening statement, Magnus Lindell

  • Presentation of the report
  • Comments and panel discussion
  • Questions from the audience

16:30 End of seminar

Speakers and panellists:

Jannie Lilja, Director of Studies, Peace and Development, SIPRI

Clare Lockhart, Director, Institute for State Effectiveness, Washington D.C.

Carl Skau, Deputy Director General and Head of Department for UN policy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Swedish MFA

Anders Frankenberg, Head of Department, Peace and Human Security, Sida

Moderator: Magnus Lindell, EBA