CPCS hosted the second Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference (PPRC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia over December 6-8 2013, focusing on the transformation of identity-based conflict in Asia
The conference brought together 40 Asian peace practitioners and scholars from various countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Pakistan.
During two-and-a-half days, participants shared their experiences and engaged in lively and challenging discussions, resulting in mutual learning, new insights and increased comparative knowledge of successful peace practice in other conflict contexts.
Seminars and plenaries were held on the following topics:
Transforming identity-based conflict in Cambodia
Armed struggle, group membership & identity
Addressing a culture of violence through education
State responses to opportunities and challenges of diversity
Transforming ethnopolitical conflict at intra-state level
Transforming religious conflict at intra-state level
Peace practitioners’ self-reflection on identity considerations