– Innovative ideas for leading peacemakers –
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is launching the 2019 edition of the Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize, an essay competition seeking bold and innovative responses to today’s peacemaking challenges. Submissions should take the form of an analytical essay which is relevant to the practice of conflict mediation.
Is the increasingly atomised and internationalised nature of conflicts in places such as Syria, Yemen and Libya, marking the end of comprehensive peace and power-sharing agreements such as those negotiated in the 1990s? What opportunities and challenges does this pose for peacemakers? From mediating local to purely technical agreements or using regional platforms to de-escalate conflict, what options do mediators have to address today’s peacemaking challenges? The Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize will reward one forward-looking essay which can contribute to this reflection.
The winning entry will be published as part of the briefing material for participants attending the 2019 edition of the Oslo Forum in Norway in June.
The Oslo Forum is the world’s leading event for conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers and key peace process actors. Previous participants have included António Guterres, Federica Mogherini, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Catherine Ashton, Juan Manuel Santos, John Kerry, Fatou Bensouda, Thabo Mbeki and many others.
Criteria for entry: