The Programme 2012-2014 sets out the new strategy of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform following a series of consultations between April and September 2011. Specifically, the Programme has the goal to:
•Advance new knowledge and practice in five focus themes;
•Strengthen the networking of peacebuilding resources in Geneva and worldwide; and
•Diversify funding sources.
Advance knowledge and practice in five themes
The 2012-2014 Programme frames its activities in, but does not limit these to, five selected focus themes. The five themes are:
•Peacebuilding, peacemaking, and political transitions;
•Peacebuilding and prevention;
•Peacebuilding and the environment;
•Monitoring, evaluation and learning in peacebuilding; and
•Sustainable peace and justice.
Within these themes, the Platform will initiate a series of outcome-oriented activities and processes. The processes take an iterative approach, work towards uniting political and funding interests around a focus theme, and adopt a multi-sector and interdisciplinary perspective. Beyond these activities, the Platform remains alert to service short-notice requests for events or informal exchanges on critical peacebuilding issues.
Strengthen the networking of peacebuilding resources
The Platform ensures continuous interaction on peacebuilding issues and contexts through formal and informal events, an annual meeting, and targeted outreach activities. It is as a connector between International Geneva, the United Nations peacebuilding architecture in New York, and the peacebuilding experience and expertise in the field. In support of its networking mandate, the Platform will be expanding its membership, including through the Geneva Peacebuilding Guide, and social media.
Diversify funding sources
The Platform invites additional expressions of funding interest to enact the full breadth of the 2012-2014 Programme as part of a broader effort to diversify its funding base. The Platform builds its 2012-2014 Programme on core contributions from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and Interpeace.