Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.
Reflections and lessons from community peace platforms in the Mano River region
This report represents an effort to document some of the key lessons from this period. It is hoped that these reflections will be a useful resource for others who are currently adopting, or planning to adopt, a model that utilises similar community peace platforms.