The Malian Action-Research Institute for Peace (IMRAP) in partnership with Interpeace, the Institute for Development Studies and Humanity United officially launch their project Vestibule of Peace – A multi-stakeholder initiative for peacebuilding in Mali. This launch is sponsored by the Malian Minister of Social Cohesion, Peace and National Reconciliation.
In the face of ongoing difficulties preventing and managing conflict, this initiative aims to make a significant contribution to sustainable peace in Mali by developing a long-term multi-stakeholder partnership focused on community-based and -led approaches to peacebuilding, while also connecting this work to the national and international levels.
Through an innovative methodology combining the proven systemic action research methodology of IDS with participatory action research – a refined methodology by IMRAP and Interpeace – this new approach aims at engaging and empowering local actors of change in Bamako, Koulikoro, Gao and Mopti.
The launch will bring together national authorities with different actors engaged in peacebuilding in Mali to discuss how best the project can contribute to sustainable peace in the country.