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In humanitarian crises and post-conflict environments across the globe, land – a scarce and valuable resource – can be a flash point for reigniting conflict, compromising economic recovery and undermining peace. In recent years, member states and United Nations (UN) leaders expressed concerns that land issues in conflict situations were not getting enough attention, and launched a “re-think” on how the UN engages around land and conflict. The UN retained Michael Brown (now Senior Mediator at CBI) to build consensus for a major initiative to develop a new systemwide approach to land and conflict. Michael facilitated agreement and buy-in across 18 different UN agencies and supported drafting of the new approach, resulting in The United Nations and Land and Conflict Secretary General’s Note, an important document that articulates a shared vision and approach for UN staff and national stakeholders, released in March 2019.
Facing growing pressure and concern to generate a strategy to address land and property issues in Marawi, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) turned to the Consensus Building Institute. CBI mediators have helped develop systems to manage post-conflict land and property issues in peace processes in Guatemala, Timor Leste, and Sri Lanka.
In the wake of the Arab Spring, CBI leads a dialogue of Yemeni and international stakeholders to identify ways to address priority needs as well as the underlying causes of the conflict in Yemen.
Based on CBI's work to better understand how greater transparency around extractives revenues might affect Indigenous Peoples, this blog explores whether community protocols could be used to help bridge the gap among community members, government agencies, and extractive companies.
The International Finance Corporation asks CBI to explore a corporate-community engagement problem related to a Honduran palm oil company that was not meeting its social and environmental requirements.
At CBI's 20th Anniversary Symposium, discussion focuses on the most significant challenges and opportunities for collaboration to improve global food systems.
CBI’s 20th Anniversary Symposium brings together an extraordinary, global group of colleagues to generate ideas on how collaboration can help mitigate and resolve present and future conflicts.
Climate change surfaces repeatedly throughout CBI's 20th Anniversary Symposium as a critical factor in understanding the challenges around food, water, energy, and the role of technology.
At its 20th Anniversary Symposium, CBI explores natural resource management as a gender issue.
On its 20th Anniversary, CBI emphasizes that finding solutions to the pressing dilemmas the world faces will require a consistent effort to engage more women in decision-making processes across all sectors.
On its 20th Anniversary, CBI calls for stakeholders to step up their efforts in collaborative dialogue and consensus building to resolve energy debates around the world.
On its 20th Anniversary, CBI explores how collaborative dialogue and effort has helped engineer integrated, broad-scale responses to the complex challenges of global strategies for food.