Democracy, Elections, Peace Building

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Date(s) - Wednesday - Jun 2, 2021
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


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This pre-Congress event will bring forth Peace Activists for different Civil Society Organizations (Community Groups Network, Nongovernmental Organizations), Ministries and agencies responsible for peace and conflict resolution on the Theme: Democracy, Elections and Peacebuilding. The role of elections as a conflict resolution mechanism is undeniable. It provides an exit strategy from often violent crisis. However, in order for an election to fulfill its conflict resolution and peace-building role it must address the basic requirements of a level playing field. And because elections are in themselves a potential source of conflict, it is all the more important that they are held under conditions to promote peace. We will also look at elections as threats to peace building and national reconciliation discussing strategies for these concepts in Liberia and Africa at large.