Konfliktforebyggelse og fredsopbygning er centrale tilgange til at løse internationale voldelige konflikter som Netværket for Konfliktforebyggelse og Fredsopbygning vil arbejde mod at sætte højere på danske CSOers dagsorden. Med fokus på vidensgenerering og udbredelse af en tiltagende værktøjskasse af redskaber til konfliktanalyse, konfliktfølsom programmering og fredsopbygning henvender Netværket sig til danske aktører med interesse for aktiviteter i det globale syd.


RIKO, Oxfam IBIS, Care Denmark og Dansk Flygtningehjælp står bag etableringen af Netværket, der er en arbejdsgruppe under Globalt Fokus. Styregruppen i netværket består pr. 19. Februar 2019 af  Danish Refugee Council / Dansk Flygtningehjælp, Rådet for International Konfliktløsning / Council for International Conflict Resolution, Oxfam IBIS, Danmission, Center for Konfliktløsning og Conducive Space for Peace. 


Netværkets arbejdssprog er engelsk. 

Network for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

“Conflict prevention and peacebuilding are cost-effective ways of improving human lives in the long run”

The Network for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding joins an international chorus of actors advocating for addressing violent conflicts through conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The Network is for Danish actors, primarily NGOs, but also public and private stakeholders, invested in humanitarian and development projects in the Global South. Its key purpose is to generate and share practical knowledge on peacebuilding and conflict preventive programming and facilitate capacity building among Danish actors.

The Network processes and governance is guided by a Charter approved at the first General Assembly by the member organisations. Find the Charter here: Network_Charter2019.pdf

Join the Network

The Network intends to combine and build best practice from actors engaged in conflict-affected societies, that be in a thematic, strategic or pragmatic manner. Actors engaged in work relevant to the Network are therefore invited to join the network. You will receive updates about the Network and invitations to future events hosted under the Network, and are encouraged to contribute with events, which are relevant to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Previous Events

Learning event on private sector engagement in conflict and fragile contexts: How can Danish companies play an active role in achieving SDG 16?

The private sector stands in a unique position to play a positive role in supporting peaceful development in conflict affected contexts and in achieving the SDG 16. On the 27th of August, The Danish Network for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding is hosting the learning event “How can Danish companies play an active role in achieving the SDG16?” The event will discuss the private sector’s engagement in conflict and fragile contexts. The event will seek to provide a space to bring together Danish companies, already operating or seeking to engage in contexts experiencing some level of conflict and fragility, experts from academia and relevant Danish civil society organisations. It will create a space for exchange between these actors, and provide companies with inspiration, knowledge and tools. Given the limited platforms for this discussion in Denmark, the event will be informed by experiences from other European countries, such Switzerland and the UK. Existing, concrete and established solutions, including well-articulated principles and well-understood mechanisms of action, that can be implemented successfully in the immediate term will be shared. Ultimately the event will strengthen and structure the collaboration amongst civil society and the Danish private sector going forward and improve their work with the SDG 16.

  • Target group: NGO's and private sector actors working with and/or interested in private sector engagement in conflict and fragile contexts
  • Time and Place: August 27th, 2019, 13:00 to 16:00 at Globalt Fokus, Rysensteensgade 3, 1564 Copenhagen
  • Read more here...
  • Sign up here... For any further questions regarding the event, please contact Solveig Svendsen at ssv@oxfamibis.dk
Workshop: Sustainable peace and systems thinking

The recent United Nation Secretary General’s report on sustaining peace speaks to an urgent crisis of complexity in global affairs, where a wide assortment of nonstate actors wields more political power than ever before. In response, policymakers are calling for more holistic or systemic approaches to peace and development. However, these responses often only give lip service to such approaches, with very little changed in terms of how actors change the way they engage in “the system”. The dominance of projectized approaches and organization silos means that while there may be a growing recognition of the need for a systems approach, very little is done to translate this recognition into action. In an effort to reflect on these challenges as a network – and also to get an understanding of practical tools and experiences relating to the application of systems thinking to peacebuilding – the network will host a working lunch on Tuesday 3rd of September. The workshop will be led by Pedro Portela, a systems-thinking expert who has experience on working on systems thinking and peacebuilding in South Sudan and elsewhere. 

  • Target group: Practitioners who (wish to) work with systemic approaches to peace and development
  • Time and Place: September 3rd, 2019, 11:00 to 13:00 at Room 6 Conference Room, Oxfam IBIS, Vesterbrogade 2b (Lunch will be provided)
  • Read more here...
  • Sign up here... For any further questions regarding the event, please contact Solveig Svendsen at ssv@oxfamibis.dk
Discussing the Women, Peace, and Security agenda (WPS)

Oxfam IBIS is hosting an informal event on the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. Following the Stories of Hope Conference (May 24-25th), we are inviting peacebuilders from different parts of the worlds to share their lessons and experiences from engaging on the WPS agenda at different levels.  Among speakers will be Mavic Balleza, who will share her experiences from engaging in National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325 in different contexts and localizing the 1325 agenda, as well as her engagements through the Young Women for Peace and Leadership network.

  • Target group: Practitioners who (wish to) work with the WPS agenda
  • Time: Monday, May 27th - 14.00 to 16.00
  • Read more here...
  • Limited nb. of participants, write Benedicte Storm (bs@oxfamibis.dk) for more info on how to participate before Thursday, May 23th COB
Workshop: How can climate resilience programming be conflict sensitive and contribute to reducing conflict risks?

Whilst the link between, on the one hand, climate change and variation, and on the other, violent conflict, are complex, contextual and contested, it is the case that many of the people most vulnerable to the impacts of climatic change and variation reside in conflict-affected regions. This is true of large swathes of West, East, and Southern Africa. As a result, there is an opportunity, or perhaps an obligation, for programming which seeks in the first instance to strengthen adaptive capacity and climate resilience, to fundamentally contribute to a reduction in conflict risks in targeted areas. Drawing from experiences in a number of contexts, the workshop seeks to facilitate a discussion on how this is currently, and can be further, achieved.

  • Target group: Actors working with and/or interested in conflict regions and climate resilience
  • Time and Place: May 28th, 2019, 14:00 to 16:30 at  CARE Danmark, Jemtelandsgade 1, 2300 København S
  • Sign up here... For any further questions regarding the event, please contact Anne Højmark Anderson at ahoejmark@care.dk
Women, Peace, and Security 'Clinic'
  • To be announced - keep an eye out here for updates!
  • Organiser: Oxfam IBIS
  • Target Group: Danish CSOs working on WPS programme activities
  • Place: ...

The 'Women, Peace, and Security' agenda presents an ambitious normative framework that calls for women and girls to have greater engagement and influence across various aspects relating to peace and security. Yet, almost 20 years after the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed, practical experiences of advancing the WPS through programming and engagement at country level remains uneven, at best. Oftentimes, aspects relating to the WPS agenda are added in a tokenistic manner to existing projects or programmes. Or, alternatively, any issues relating to gender are seen to contribute to advancing WPS. This two-hour 'clinic' is offered for relevant colleagues working on WPS programme activities, with a view to providing a space to engage with WPS experts to gain insight into lessons learned and good practices which could provide ideas on how to strengthen the contribution of programming to the WPS agenda.

Learning event on private sector engagement in conflict and fragile contexts
  • Time: June 25th, 14:30-16:30
  • Place: Copenhagen, Oxfam IBIS
  • Organizer: Oxfam IBIS
  • More info follows...
Meet the Colombian peacebuilding organization, Sembrandopaz

In relation to the Stories of Hope Conference (May 24-25th), RIKO will host a roundtable with Colombian peacebuilding and reconciliation organization, Sembrandopaz who is in CPH to receive the LIVIA-Award. The event will be small and informal. Sembrandopaz will talk about their reconciliation and peacebuilding work, and there will be time for conversation and questions. We have reserved 4 spaces for Coordination Group/Network members, on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Wednesday: May 22nd, 15:30-17:00
  • Place: Copenhagen
  • Organizer: RIKO
  • Limited nb. of participants, write Julie.Raasteen@riko.nu for more info on how to participate
Conflict Sensitivity Training
  • April 5th 2019 - from 9.00 to 16.00
  • Organiser: Danish Refugee Council
  • Place: Danish Refugee Council, Borgergade 6 - Copenhagen
  • Target group: The workshop is somewhat introductory and targets actors who do not have a lot of experience on this already
  • Sign up here

The concept of conflict sensitivity has been around for two decades but remains as relevant today as it was when it was first conceptualised. This training is a full day introduction to conflict sensitivity for NGO staff. It provides an overview of the background of conflict sensitivity, why it is important, the key analytical concepts and how to integrate conflict sensitivity in NGO operations.

One-day Conference on PeaceTech
  • April 24th - 9.30 to 15.30
  • Organiser: Network for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (coordinator from the network is RIKO)
  • Target group: Peacebuilding practitioners, students, Tech-Companies and all other peace-seeking nerds
  • Tickets at: kea.safeticket.dk/peacetech

Join us April 24th, 2019 in Copenhagen for a one-day conference: ‘PeaceTech: A New Field to Explore’, and engage with tech-companies, NGOs, and research institutions to explore the many opportunities of this exciting, but still unexplored “industry”! At the conference, experts, practitioners, and social tech entrepreneurs will walk us through the current trends on how the strategic use of technology can accelerate, improve and scale conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, providing major gains and innovation possibilities to the entrepreneurs and companies that engage in the field.

At the conference, a small hackathon will take place. Do you have ideas for challenges, please feel free to submit your idea here!

Training in "Rapid Conflict Analysis"
  • April 3rd 2019 - Mini-workshop from 13.00 to 16.00
  • Organiser: Danish Refugee Council
  • Place: Danish Refugee Council, Borgergade 6 - Copenhagen
  • Target group: The training is for actors with good understanding and/or experience of working in and on conflict
  • Sign up here

While it is broadly recognised that humanitarian agencies when operating in conflict affected context must have a good understanding of local conflict dynamics in order to minimise the risk of ‘doing harm’, many struggle to ensure that conflict analysis is carried out in a timely fashion and is of sufficient quality to be available and useful when needed. Part of the challenge is to identify what constitute good enough conflict analysis and to become clear on how it can be carried out quickly to inform operational response in the early stages of an intervention. In this workshop, DRC will take the participants through its newly developed approach to rapid conflict analysis and discuss how, when and why rapid conflict analysis can be applied.

Mini-workshop on conflict analysis
  • April 3rd 2019 - Mini-workshop from 9.00 to 12.00
  • Organiser: Danish Refugee Council
  • Place: Danish Refugee Council, Borgergade 6 - Copenhagen
  • Target group: The workshop is for actors with good understanding and/or experience of working in and on conflict
  • Sign up here

In DRC, we are in the process of developing a toolkit on conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity to meet our needs as an operational INGO working across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. In this process we are reviewing key questions such as why and when we need conflict analysis, what we need to know, how to carry out conflict analysis, how to balance the need for quality analysis with practical constraints in time and resources and how to ensure most effective utilisation of conflict analysis in our programming and advocacy efforts in conflict affected contexts. In this workshop we will discuss these and related questions with the aim of enhancing our collective understanding of the challenges and possible solutions to these questions to promote more effective use of conflict analysis by operational NGOs.

Conflict-Sensitivity and Conflict Analysis Workshop for Danish NGOs in South Sudan
  • March 14th-15th 2019 (2 days)
  • Organiser: Danish Refugee Council /Oxfam IBIS
  • Target Group: Danish CSOs with activities in South Sudan

The workshop will provide an opportunity for Danish NGOs operating or supporting activities in South Sudan to share lessons learned and approaches regarding conflict-sensitivity, while also drawing on recent conflict analyses and other research undertaken by DRC, Oxfam IBIS, and others. The workshop will also provide an introductory training on conflict analysis and conflict-sensitivity at policy, operational, and programmatic levels.

Interested entities are invited to send a short note outlining the rationale for their interest to Alex Shoebridge, Peacebuilding Advisor at Oxfam IBIS (ash@oxfamibis.dk) by Tuesday 12th February. Please also contact Alex should you have any other questions regarding the exercise. 



The Network can be contacted on ncppb@globaltfokus.dk, and followed on Twitter and Linkedin

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