post / 21 June 2022
IFIT marks 10-year anniversary, launches new event series
JUNE 21, 2022 | Barcelona – This week, the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) launches 10 Peacebuilding Innovations: a year-long programme of events and initiatives to celebrate the organisation’s 10th anniversary.
Commencing in July 2022, the series will explore innovative and scalable ideas and practices emerging from IFIT’s local and global work. The inaugural event, Locally-Led Peacebuilding: The IFIT Brain Trust Model, will examine the critical role of ‘go-between’ peace leaders in negotiation and transition contexts. In subsequent online presentations, discussions, and podcast episodes, members of IFIT’s 300+ expert-practitioner community will share their insights on our more important innovations.
Alongside the programme, IFIT is also launching its 10th Anniversary Fund, which will help us to expand and deepen our global programming, including by increasing investment in local peacebuilding innovations developed by members of our country brain trusts. The fund will also support the expansion of lessons-sharing and engagement across our thematic practice groups and bolster our pioneering global initiatives which address systemic gaps in the global architecture for peace.
“Since its formation in the wake of the Arab Spring, IFIT has been providing integrated policy solutions to help fragile and conflict-affected states achieve more inclusive negotiations and sustainable transitions out of war, crisis or authoritarianism,” said Mark Freeman, IFIT’s Executive Director. “Over the past decade, we’ve harnessed local leadership, supported by international expertise, to respond to challenges of peace and polarization from Latin America to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.”
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