Staying Focused, Staying Connected & Staying Human: Principles for Peacebuilding Online
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
In March 2020, the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) began transitioning to an online peacebuilding organisation. The increasing travel restrictions and preventive measures linked to the COVID-19 pandemic became a catalyst for CPCS to critically reflect on ways in which we approach peace work and to imagine what could be the benefits and challenges of running an online organisation with staff working remotely.
In assessing options for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that the violent conflicts that CPCS is engaged with would continue to unfold despite the global pandemic, and we would need to rapidly transition our organisation to adapt to continue our efforts to violent conflicts in Asia.
Having tested and adjusted the structure of our work, consulted with our partners, and deeply reflected within our team, CPCS has identified key lessons and principles for carrying forward our work, beyond the current climate of COVID19 restrictions.
This third article on what happens when peacebuilders go “online” shares our emerging principles and how we put them into practice. Click here to read the article online. To download a copy of the article, click below.