26-28 Jan 2022 | Online
In partnership with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Alliance for Peacebuilding's tenth annual conference PeaceCon@10 will be on the theme of COVID, Climate, and Conflict: Rising to the Challenges of a Disrupted World.
The conference comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, displacement, disinformation and democratic backsliding are just a few of the disruptions facing the peacebuilding field and peacebuilders are rising to meet these challenges. The impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the world. Mass distribution of the vaccine has not been made widely available to vulnerable communities. Meanwhile, sources like disinformation have caused vaccine hesitancy among populations globally.
At the same time, the world is grappling with the effects of climate change. Rising temperatures, a melting Arctic, worsening droughts, and wildfires present a danger to human life and the future of our planet as climate impacts drive conflict and insecurity. This all comes at a time when the world is experiencing a 30-year high in violent conflict. Today, more than 80 million people are displaced globally, and an estimated 235 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection – the highest numbers in modern history. We hope you will join us as we gather and examine these challenges and strategize a path forward.