The Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize
— Innovative ideas for leading peacemakers —
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is launching 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 relevant to the practice of conflict mediation.
Today’s conflict landscape is increasingly characterised by sectarian tensions, geopolitical upheaval and regional rivalries, giving rise to unconventional scenarios for peacemakers such as state collapse and the seizure and administration of territory by extremist groups. Since 2010, the numbers of armed conflicts, battle deaths, terror attacks and displaced people have been rising, and peacemakers must refine their tools to respond to changing demands.
This essay competition is aimed at those with a keen interest in finding innovative solutions to these peacemaking challenges. The winning entry will be published as part of the briefing material for participants at the Oslo Forum (www.osloforum.org) and will be profiled at the event itself. The Oslo Forum is the world’s leading network of conflict mediators. Past participants have included John F. Kerry, Federica Mogherini, Kofi Annan, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Juan Manuel Santos, Gerry Adams and Fatou Bensouda.
The criteria for entry:
Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (Central European Time) on 12 March 2017.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) retains copyright for the winning entry/entries only. The winning entrant may be given copyright in relation to the document only upon receipt of HD’s written permission. HD will be the sole arbiter of the prize and reserves the right not to award the prize. The entrant agrees that HD will have executive editorial control, and may request changes to the submission in dialogue with the entrant. The competition is not open to current HD staff or consultants.