The United Nations (UN) 2015 peacebuilding review makes a number of recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of its peacebuilding responses across different UN entities. One of the key messages relates to the core role of conflict prevention in sustaining peace. This policy brief examines how member states can respond to the recommendations in the review, particularly in conflict prevention.
About the authors
Amanda Lucey is a senior researcher in the Conflict Management and Peacebuilding Division of the ISS. She works on the ‘Enhancing South African Post-Conflict Development and Peacebuilding Capacity in Africa’ project. Amanda worked with MONUSCO as a political affairs officer in the DRC, and has previously worked with the UNDP in South Sudan as a rule of law officer. She holds an MPhil in Justice and Transformation from the University of Cape Town.
Sibongile Gida is a junior researcher in the Conflict Management and Peacebuilding Division of the ISS. She previously worked at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in the Knowledge Production Department. Sibongile holds a BPolSci in International Studies from the University of Pretoria and a B(Hons) in International Politics from the University of South Africa.
Gustavo de Carvalho is a senior researcher in the Conflict Management and Peacebuilding Division of the ISS. Gustavo has extensive experience in capacity development, policy support and research initiatives in the peacebuilding field in Africa. From 2009 to 2014 he worked at ACCORD as an analyst in its Training for Peace (TfP) Programme, and later as coordinator of its Peacebuilding Unit. Gustavo holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, and an MSc in African studies from the University of Oxford.