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GPPAC: Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Manual

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict: This manual explores the viability, options and experiences of multistakeholder processes from the perspective of civil society organisations (CSOs) working to prevent conflict and build peace. It is a critical assessment of the multi-stakeholder approach that seeks to answer a number of key questions; What practical considerations do CSOs need to bear in mind when they initiate or participate in such processes? How can we make these processes more efficient and productive? When is it better not to engage in such a process?

Conflict prevention is one of the most important and most difficult challenges of our time, which can only be addressed through the combined effort of many different groups, agencies and sectors. The multi-stakeholder approach proposes that such different types of groups can work together, or at least in synergy, towards a common objective