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Strengthening the Role of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers . Executive Director, Antti Pentikäinen. Insights on the rational - why working with religious and traditional peacemakers can be significant. How to respond? Situation should not be made worse. . Extremist movements.

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strengthening the role of religious and traditional peacemakers

Strengthening the Role of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers 

Executive Director, Antti Pentikäinen

insights on the rational why working with religious and traditional peacemakers can be significant
Insights on the rational - why working with religious and traditional peacemakers can be significant
how to respond situation should not be made worse
How to respond? Situation should not be made worse.

Extremist movements

Local disputes

Use of outside force

Radical interpretation of religion

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Looking back, Somalia in 2009. - Lawless country with no functional government, 15 failed peace process. Who could help?
observation 1 continuation of the current tfg would be acceptance of a failure
Observation 1: Continuation of the current TFG would be acceptance of a failure

(From UNSC presentation 2009).

observation 2 the policy of not speaking to al shabaab is only making situation worse
Observation 2: The policy of not speaking to Al Shabaab is only making situation worse

(From UNSCpresentation 2009).

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Observation 3: Without some discipline and coordinated action international community will derail all peace efforts

(From UNSC presentation 2009).

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This was the situation, but how to bring peace? - Experiences of UNPOS outreach to Elders facilitated by Finn Church Aid.
slide10

Ban Ki-Moon at SC: “The process should be open and inclusive and SRSG

has been working with the clan and religious leaders to reach consensus.”

1. Identify Elder’s

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Grassroots

reconciliation

became the key

2. Help Elder’s to resolvelocalconflicts

what next how the elders and religious leader s could be helpful this is doable in one year
What next? How the Elders and Religious Leader’s could be helpful? This is doable in one year.

(From UNSC presentation in May 2011).

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About the methodology, what might work?- How can we better work together in supporting local traditional and religious peacemakers?
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Ideas, wheretarditional and relgiouspeacemakerscouldbehelpful?

  • Lessonslearnedfromearliercooperation with UN entities?
  • Suggestions for network: howitcanbehelpful?