The room for peace-makers is always big enough. There’s equally enough space for connections and ties between these peace actors. On the 14th of April of its 30th year LPI widened and deepened its work by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Commission.
Speaking on behalf of the African Union last Friday, Dr. Admore Kambudzi, Secretary of the Peace and Security Council said, “We are looking forward to the realisation of this Memorandum of Understanding.
Partnership is not new to LPI: it is part of our DNA. For 30 years we have approached peacebuilding through dialogue and partnership. The African Union Commission MoU will allow for “collaboration, in the areas of conflict prevention, management, resolution, conflict transformation and peace building”.
On this MoU and institutional partnerships, Hannah Tsadik (Regional Representative of the LPI Horn of Africa Regional Programme) says, “It’s critical for CSOs to constructively engage with intergovernmental organisations and formal arrangements such as this MoU are the first steps towards making collaboration a reality. Ultimately, transformative change is made up of all of us working together.