PeaceNexus Foundation

PBSO Policy Support

April 17, 2014
  • Organisation:
    UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO)

PBSO Policy Support: Youth and Peacebuilding In 2014-2015 PeaceNexus provided support to the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development and, more specifically, to its working group on Youth and Peacebuilding. PeaceNexus facilitated the consultations for and the drafting of the Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding: A Practice Note. The Practice Note highlights the positive role youth can play in peacebuilding and provides concrete examples and best practices in 12 different programming areas.

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding: A Practice Note

PBSO Policy Support: ‘Catalytic’ Programming In 2011 PeaceNexus delivered a two-phased project to explore and operationalise the catalytic concept that is part of the Peacebuilding Fund’s mandate. In the first phase, PeaceNexus defined ‘catalytic’ for the PBF, drawing on experience of how the Fund was used in the Central African Republic and Liberia. The second phase translated this definition into programming guidance for UN staff including practical tools for practitioners such as a proposal template that reflects the design needs of a catalytic peacebuilding programme. The guide is available here, through the Peacebuilding Fund’s website. This project is closed now.

“PeaceNexus Foundation has helped us to wrestle with one of our most fundamental mandates given by the General Assembly – how the UN can design PBF interventions to be catalytic for better and longer-term peacebuilding. They drew on world-class expertise, and followed-through with practical applications.  We aim to continue to draw on their assistance.” Brian J. Williams, Chief, Financing for Peacebuilding Branch, Peacebuilding Support Office UN Headquarters