Sustaining Peace Webinar I – The role of conflict-sensitive natural resource management approaches
This webinar by FAO explores the nexus between conflict, food security and peace. It examined the linkages between natural resource management, investment in resilient agricultural livelihoods and contributions to peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Interventions supporting food security and nutrition play a critical role in protecting and saving lives and livelihoods and in strengthening resilience in conflict-affected situations. However, interventions supporting livelihoods, particularly those focused on natural resource management, can also play an important role in sustaining peace and in directly preventing conflict, through a number of different pathways. Some of these pathways are explored in the 2017 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report on ‘Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security’, and are referenced in the 2015 CFS Framework For Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA). This webinar explored how conflict-sensitive approaches to natural resource access and use can make a contribution to sustaining peace, and how investments in building resilience can help reduce specific conflict drivers. The speakers on this webinar include: Florian Krampe (Researcher, SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Project, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute SIPRI) and Sarah Gibbons (Chief of Party, PEACE III program, Pact Kenya). The webinar is moderated by Julius Jackson (Technical Officer Protracted Crises FAO). In the first presentation, the risks and opportunities for NRM in fragile and conflict-affected states are explored. The second presentation provides information on the PEACE III programme, a 5-year USAID funded peacebuilding programme that works along the borders of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. The last presentation showcases FAO’s work on natural resource access and use between Misseriya and Dinka Ngok communities through a multi-sector livelihood project in the contested AAA between Sudan and South Sudan.Please find the webinar presentation and webinar report.