The Hague Institute and its partner the Doha Institute will co-organize a conference, ‘Crisis and Conflict in the Arab World: Localisation of Responses,’ in Doha on 16 – 18 December 2017. The collaboration forms part of The Hague Institute’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Doha Institute, which was signed in June 2016. The aim of the conference is to examine localization of responses to crisis and conflict in the Arab region, which involves local knowledge as well as community participation.
The main themes of the three-day conference are 1) localization of conflict resolution and transformation; 2) localization of relief and reconstruction approaches; and 3) localisation and regionalization of the conflict and humanitarian knowledge architecture.
The focus of the conference reflects some of the policy-oriented research of The Hague Institute, which has addressed through a range of projects and initiatives the influential role of local actors in conflict prevention, rule of law, and governance reform with particular focus in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The conference will be led by the Doha Institute’s Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, with other conference partners including the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the International Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
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