On 9 October 2019, the Political Settlements Research Programme and the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution hosted a Joint Analysis Workshop on local peace processes at the British Academy in London.
The workshop brought together leading researchers, peace-builders, mediators, and representatives from the United Nations, the UK Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Speakers included practitioners working to support local peace processes in Yemen, Syria, Nepal, Myanmar, Philippines, Libya, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Iraq. A short video interview featuring speakers from the day is forthcoming.
An initial PSRP publication by Laura Wise, Robert Forster, and Christine Bell on the opportunities and challenges for women’s engagement in local peace processes is now open access and free to download. The PA-X Local Peace Agreements Database is expected to be published in early 2020.