For the 2022 edition of Geneva Peace Week, "Peace is Possible", Reos Partners and Conciliation Resources collaborated to create a video offering on enhancing collaboration in conflict through transformative scenarios. The video was designed to contribute to the thematic: Moving beyond securitization: Risk management and new horizons for peacebuilding. Learn more about the various thematic tracks covered here.
This unique discussion unpacks the relationship between futures thinking and peacebuilding, seeking to equip peacebuilding practitioners and scholars with a new lens to broaden the possibilities for peace. Futures thinking and transformative scenario processes can be applied to any sector or situation where parties are at conflict or are stuck in their situation and cannot find a lasting solution.
What fresh perspectives can futures thinking bring to the peacebuilding world? How can practitioners apply such innovation to their own contexts? What new collaborations could evolve to expand the possibilities for peace?Learn more and join the dialogue as we look for new ways to move forward together, solving complex challenges in our workplaces and daily lives.
Marianne Mille Bojer contributed to founding the Reos Partners offices in both Johannesburg and São Paulo, and is now based in Geneva. She is co-author of Mapping Dialogue: Essential Tools for Social Change, which outlines a variety of transformative dialogue tools and change processes.
Rocio Chaveste, co-founder of the Kanankil Institute in Mexico, said about this book: “[It] is a must for those of us who are deeply involved in the process of co-constructing a better future for all.”
Mille has worked on large-scale multi-stakeholder projects addressing challenges including HIV/AIDS, Children, Education, Democracy, Civil Society, Oceans Management, Health, and Sustainable Development. She has worked at community, national, regional and global levels.
Previously, at Pioneers of Change, she developed expertise in facilitating learning communities, hosting dialogue, and building networks and organizations.
Dr. Michelle Parlevliet is a practitioner-scholar working on the nexus of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, human rights and social justice in various contexts and capacities since 1995, nowadays based in the Netherlands.
Aside from working as an independent peacebuilding practitioner, process facilitator and researcher, she also undertakes assignments as an associate for Conciliation Resources and as senior associate for Reos Partners, an international social enterprise that helps people move forward together on complex challenges through systemic, collaborative and creative approaches.
Dr. Parlevliet has provided facilitation, training, research and technical assistance to multiple organisations and networks at grassroots and senior policymaking level in Southern and East Africa, South and South-East Asia, and Western Europe, and has authored various professional and academic publications informed by her practical work.
About the contributors and Geneva Peace Week
Reos Partners is a social impact company focused on bringing transformational change to complex issues. For 30 years, they have designed and facilitated adaptive strategies that enable groups of diverse stakeholders – be it an organization, a sector, a foundation, or a society – to work together to make sustained progress and systemic breakthroughs.
Conciliation Resources works with people impacted by war and violence, bringing diverse voices together to make change that lasts. They connect the views of people on the ground with political processes, and share experience and expertise so others can find creative responses to conflict.
Geneva Peace Week is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar in which organizations in Geneva and their international partners come together to share knowledge and practice on a diverse range of topics relating to the promotion of peace across contexts and disciplines.