On 15 September, NIMD organized an expert meeting on working in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS). FCAS settings are extremely polarized and divided due to a lack of trust among political actors.
Yet, political parties are important players in these settings. Why is this focus on political parties necessary? And how can donors and policymakers engage political parties in these settings to enhance peacebuilding and democracy support?
The expert meeting aimed to identify strategies to effectively work with political actors in fragile settings. Along with keynote speeches from academics and members of the donor community, practitioners in NIMD’s network also provided their insights on working in these settings.
Over the past 15 years, NIMD has increasingly gained experience in working in fragile and conflict-affected settings. To learn more about our work in FCAS, click here.
Our co-organizers are International IDEA and the Berghof Foundation. The meeting is facilitated by the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law.