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MAJAS Member Lecture Series (December 2021)

MAJAS Member Lecture Series in December 2021

Date: 2 December 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Platform: Online via Google Meet (meet.google.com/crc-ocut-faf)
Admission: FREE

Speaker: Dr. Ayesah Uy Abubakar
Senior Lecturer International Relations Programme, Faculty of Social Science & Humanities (FSSH) Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Head Research Cluster on Ethnography and Development Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies/ Institut Kajian Orang Asal Borneo (BorIIS), UMS
Moderator: Dr. Geetha Govindasamy (University of Malaya)

(Lecture will be conducted in English)

TOPIC

NAVIGATING THE DYNAMICS IN A PEACEBUILDING PROCESS:
A CASE STUDY OF REPUSM-JICA PARTNERSHIP IN MINDANAO THROUGH THE CONSOLIDATION FOR PEACE PROGRAM


ABSTRACT

The Consolidation for Peace (COP) Seminars were a collaborative effort between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Research and Education for Peace-USM (REPUSM) that was operational between 2006 and 2014. These seminars were created as peacebuilding platforms that engaged main actors of conflicts and the peace process (track 1) with civil society groups and grassroots communities (tracks 2 and 3). In fact, the COP functioned as a track 1.5 in the peace process. Of particular interest is that the COP has made multiple contributions to the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF). More importantly, it is through this COP, that JICA as an agency of the Government of Japan which usually is involved in delivery of only official development assistance (ODA) evolved to include peacebuilding as part of its objectives. It is this change of ODA policy that is worth investigating. The seminar will discuss the COP, the dynamics involved in peacebuilding work and in working with JICA as a peacebuilding partner.
 
 

 

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