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Sustaining Peace

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Table of contents


Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
by Christiane Kayser and Flaubert Djateng
Sustaining peace: from reactive to proactive,based on local capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
by Christiane KayserSustaining peace: What does it mean in practice? . . . . . . . . . . 11
by IPI – International Peace Insitute
Literary discourse and seeking peace in Goma . . . . . . . . . . . 22
by Innocent Mpoze
CDJP Bafoussam: Keeping the peace through peace culture . . . . 27
by Frauke Dißelkötter
Secrets and sustaining peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
by Flaubert Djateng
Sustainable peace within the CPS network: What – who – how? . 38
Reflections on the work for sustainable peace
in the CPS Cameroon network, example of the project
“Theatre for Peace and the Oppressed”
by Alexandra Will and Jeanne Medom
SiLNoRF: Making women’s land rights
a reality in Sierra Leone
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
by Santigie Sesay
Responsible media are an essential condition
for peaceful elections and sustainable peace
. . . . . . . . . . . . 66
by Mustapha Momoh and Abdulai Kamara

 

The role of the media in promoting sustainable peace . . . . . . . 71
Media during election times
by Aminata Finda Massaquoi
The media in latent war zones – an example from DRC . . . . . . . 74
by Kennedy Muhindo Wema
Peace is not a word, it is behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
by Evariste Mfaume
“Lumpen-radicalism and other diseases of tyranny” . . . . . . . . 88
Inspired by the arrest in Cameroon and subsequent deportation
of writer Patrice Nganang, philosopher Achille Mbembe discusses
the place of the intellectual in the political sphere, how to resist
dictatorship and how to imagine change.
by Achille Mbembe
Peace: Building sustainable peace and global citizenship
through education
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
source: UNESCO
Sustaining peace according to the UN:
the “what”, the “when”, the “who” and the “how”
. . . . . . . . . 133
source: UNDP

 

Introduction

 

For this, the ffeenth publication in our “Building Peace” series, we offeryou a selection of articles around the topic of sustaining peace. On theone hand, we have included defnitions and theoretical discussions ofthis new concept which features as number 16 of the United Nationssustainable development goals. This concept differs from peace building (consolidation in French) and assumes much greater integration ofthe societies concerned and of their endogenous capacities. We are ofthe opinion that many partners of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) programmes have already been working in this frame of mind for a long time, without necessarily being familiar with the concept. We have therefore called on everyone involved to share their experience inthis domain. We present contributions from Sierra Leone, RD Congoand Cameroon on various, fascinating examples of fostering sustainable peace in circumstances that are ofen very difcult. From the role of literature for young peace activists, learning non-violent cohabitation from an early age, different types of external and internal oriented approaches, the links between land ownership, women’s rights and peace, the major roles of the media in peace work, local and rural initiatives in a crisis zone, to the place of secrets in governance. Achille Mbembe reflects on the role of the intellectual in the political sphere. UNESCO illustrates the importance of education in sustaining peace. Enjoy these surprising, thought-provoking contributions from a wide range of sources. Share your own experiences in the domain. Your comments and criticism are welcome.


Christiane Kayser
Flaubert Djateng
December 2017

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