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ADAPTING PEACEBUILDING WHEN THE WORLD GOES ONLINE. “ - What we have learned so far:

24 September 2020

Summary

We’ve been in touch with all of our partners and stakeholders, and had incredible conversations and reflections, challenging ourselves to think about what does the fu- ture bring, and equally what parts of the way we worked in the past we like to leave behind us. [...] The increasing travel restrictions and preventive measures linked to the COVID-19 pandemic became a catalyst for CPCS to critically reflect on ways in which we approach peace work and to imagine what could be the benefits and challenges of running an online organisation with staff working remotely. [...] In assessing options for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that the violent conflicts that CPCS is engaged with would continue to unfold despite the global pandemic, and we would need to rapidly transition our organisation to adapt to continue our efforts to violent conflicts in Asia. [...] Over twelve weeks, have we tested and adjusted the structure of our work, consulted with our partners, and deeply reflected with our program team to asses new ways of working, and some practices to let go of all together. [...] For workshops, training, conferences – what activities need to be in person, and what can be accom- plished remotely? Going forward, CPCS expects there will be fewer in-person activities, so strive for quality and excellence in how we use the face to face time, as well as quality and excellence in the materials and activities we prepare to deliver remotely.

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