Peacebuilding Legacy: Programming for Change and Young People’s Attitudes to Peace

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Thursday 23 March 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM





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Join us for a CTPSR Webinar on ‘Peacebuilding Legacy: Programming for Change and Young People’s Attitudes to Peace’. Featuring a keynote by Sukanya Podder, Reader in Post-war Reconstruction and Peacebuilding, King's College, London, this webinar will explore the challenges of shifting the values, practices, norms, and beliefs of the younger generation and how the older generation needs to be targeted. A fundamental challenge plagues the global peacebuilding community: how can technocratic approaches further longer-term outcomes like altering young people’s attitudes and beliefs about peace and violence?

In response to this global challenge, Peacebuilding Legacy analyses the long-term effects of peacebuilding programmes involving children and young people. It unpacks the concept of peacebuilding legacy through the lens of time, transformation, and intergenerational peace, and develops unique qualitative cues for measuring legacy. If models resonate strongly with the local context, they are likely to be adopted over time. Successful institutionalisation of project models through handing them over to national organisations or government departments holds the key to stronger local ownership. Organisational learning and reflection can support this process through a more strategic approach to programming and post-exit studies.


Sukanya Podder specializes in research and consultancy across various conflict-affected settings. Her research focuses on conflict actors, and conflict-affected populations including rebel groups, child soldiers, military peacekeepers, ex-combatants, and stateless populations. She has raised funding and conducted multi-country research projects and developed courses on International Interventions for Peace and Statebuilding, Security Sector Reform (SSR), and Defence Engagement. She has consulted and advised INGOs; the UN and NATO in Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Nepal. She has conducted capacity-building training for military partners on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence in Namibia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Bahrain, Malawi, and Egypt.


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