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Published Date: Dec 22, 2012

SDPI-SFCG PRESS RELEASE ( December 22,2012)

Local leaders from North Waziristan, D.I. Khan, Swabi, Swat, Haripur, Manshera, Charssada, and Peshawar vowed to shun violence and promote peace at a five-days training workshop on peace building jointly organized here at Peshawar by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Search for Common Ground|Pakistan, in collaboration with Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Held on 18th-22nd December, the workshop was part of SFCG|Pakistan’s “Promotion of dialogue for peace building through media and youth mobilization in Pakistan” project, which seeks to involve media personnel, local activists and youth in peacebuilding activities and to present models of coexistence, tolerance and reconciliation across Pakistan.

The trainees included political leaders, representatives of civil society organizations, private sector, jirgah members and district government officials. These trained leaders will form dialogue forums at district-level to build peace in their respective communities.

Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI said that lasting peace is possible when people join together and understand each other’s perceptions. “Developing communities’ strengths and capacities for a common commitment to seek welfare of all, is the only way forward for sustainable peace,” he added.

“We now know that unilateral use of power or force actually perpetuates violent conflicts in societies,” said SFCG|Pakistan Country Director, Ammara Durrani. “In the 21st century, countries can only achieve sustainable peace and progress by adopting democratic values of dialogue, reconciliation and mediation to eliminate social discords and fissures.”

During the workshop, the trainers Mome Saleem, Sadia Kazmi, Shakeel Ahmad, Dr Humaria Ashfaq and Ahmad Salim of SDPI trained participants on the peace building frameworks, principles and various conflict analysis tools that help solve conflicts. Participants learned successful negotiation skills including establishing common goals, focus on interests not positions, separation of people from the problem, inventing options for mutual gain, and openness to third-party assistance.

Senior Advisor SDPI,Ahmed Salim, distributed certificates among participants in the concluding session.

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.

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is Pakistan’s premier think-tank in policy advocacy and research. SDPI produces knowledge that can enhance the capacity of government to make informed policy decisions and to engage civil society on issues of public interest.