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Published Date: Nov 30, 2012

SDPI-SFCG PRESS RELEASE (November 30,2012)

Youth from 25 conflict-prone districts were imparted training at a workshop on mediating disputes and facilitating dialogues while bringing communities together to address root causes of the conflicts within the society.

The 4-day advanced training workshop titled ‘Young Leaders for Peace’ was jointly organized by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Pakistan and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) was concluded here on Friday.

The workshop held from 27-30 November, provided an opportunity to young leaders coming from conflict affected areas to understand the dynamics of conflict and get trained on peace-building measures to ascertain peace in the society. Participants were also encouraged youth to work with local government officials and decision makers.

The workshop was a continuation of series of workshops taking place under the “Promotion of dialogue on Peace Building through Media and Youth Mobilization”. After successful training, the participants would work in the field and conduct district dialogue forums to establish peace in their respective areas.

Earlier, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed expressively presented his argument on inclusion of youth in decision making within the state structure. He advised the young leaders to organize themselves to initiate process of peace building in their regions”.

Country Director SFCG|Pakistan, Ammara Durrani said that ‘Pakistan Peace Initiative’ seeks to promote a participatory environment that stimulates information flow, nurtures youth involvement for proactive conflict mitigation, and reconciliation initiatives in Pakistan. “Our youth have energy, potential and strength, which are key abilities needed to play the role of peace-builders in society,” she said.

Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI termed youth as the future hope for Pakistan. He informed participants about new development discourse where emphases is now shifted toward local knowledge and actions and advised them to play active role in development of their respective communities.

Ms. Durrani distributed certificates amongst the participants at the concluded session of the workshop.

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is Pakistan’s premier think-tank in policy advocacy and research. The Institute acts as both a generator of original research on sustainable development issues and as a knowledge disseminator.

Founded in 1982, SFCG is an international non-profit organization working around the world to transform the way the world deals with conflict–away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving.