What We're Reading

May 2021 | Hybrid Peacebuilding Approaches in Africa: Harnessing Complementary Parallels

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from the most recent Policy Note, "Hybrid Peacebuilding Approaches in Africa: Harnessing Complementary Parallels." In this note, author MaryAnne Iwara underlines complementarities between local/indigenous and contemporary peacebuilding approaches. Iwara calls on peacebuilders working in both traditions to prioritize identifying and building “hybrid” approaches that integrate local and indigenous knowledge and perspectives into existing best practices. The publications in this What We’re Reading were suggested by the author to offer a broader understanding of liberal peacebuilding and traditional conflict resolution, hybrid peacebuilding practices, peacebuilding pedagogies in local context, and hybrid security governance. 

Urmitapa Dutta, Andrea Kashimana Andzenge, and Kayla Walkling
A critical task for peace pedagogy is to challenge views of peace as primarily responses to declared war. Crisis-based politics tend to focus on exceptional situations and fail to capture...