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.

Agenda and registration here 


Organized By : International Center for Transitional Justice

As the idea of prevention has been prioritized by the international community, understanding the role of transitional justice has become more imperative.

The course will look at practical examples of current, past, and paradigmatic transitional justice processes and their contribution to prevention. Country experiences to be discussed may include Colombia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Peru, South Africa, Syria, Central African Republic, Morocco, and the Philippines. The aim is to provide course participants with a firm grounding in transitional justice efforts and insight into the challenges and opportunities of helping to avoid the recurrence of violations, violence, and violent conflict.

Applications must be submitted before 14 January 2022. More information here. 


Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

AI and Human Rights

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), a partner of GAAMAC, will hold its annual Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Rights Forum from 25 to 29 April 2022. The Forum will be hybrid, taking place both online and in person.  

The complex challenges posed by AI require multilateral solutions and engagement. As a leading platform for the discussion of emerging technologies and human rights, MIGS’ AI and Human Rights Forum has gained attention from international tech experts, human rights leaders, and policymakers, and has garnered support from Global Affairs Canada and The Netherlands Embassy in Canada.

More information and links to register will follow soon.