2016 Annual Conference
Next Gen Peace
The 2015 Global Peace Index warned of violence rising significantly in the world, with the cost of violence estimated at $43 trillion. The headlines confirm the statistics, with unprecedented chaos in the Middle East, the rise of extremism, the Ebola epidemic, and – in the US – mass shootings and continued civil unrest. The peacebuilding field is addressing these complex challenges in ways that would have been unimaginable ten years ago – drawing on systems theory, neuroscience, media, psychosocial healing, environmental intervention, education, and many other fields – to create new frameworks for positive peace and the reduction of deadly violence. AfP’s 2016 Annual Conference will examine the newest developments in the peacebuilding field, and will capture the “view from the edges,” where peacebuilding is innovating, “looking around corners,” and scanning the horizon to revolutionize the field.
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) Annual Conference serves as dynamic space for AfP members to network with the broader peace and security community, including funders, policymakers, members of the military, and professionals from a broad range of related disciplines, such as development, human rights, and environmental protection. The conference provides unique opportunities for to exchange ideas, reflect on international crises, discuss the most important issues in the peacebuilding field, and develop collaborative projects. The only event of its kind, the Annual Conference also allows members to highlight key achievements and discuss the future of the field.
Conference SponsorsFor the first year ever, we are excited to announce that the Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference is open for sponsorship. With your support, we can engage a wider audience and take this conference to new heights. Sponsors will be given prominent visibility in the conference, and will have the opportunity to engage with the key thought leaders and innovators who are creating such deep social impact in the world.
For more information about the AfP Annual Conference, contact Emily Mallozzi, Senior Manager for Outreach & Organizational Development, at email@example.com.