To promote sustainable peace by addressing the “root causes” of violent conflict and supporting indigenous capacities for peace management and conflict resolution.

What is the Relevance of a Cultural Understanding of Conflict for Humanitarian and Peacebuilding Practitioners?

Whether someone is doing humanitarian action and peacebuilding nationally or internationally one should ask, what is the relevance of a cultural understanding of conflict for humanitarian and peacebuilding practitioners? One must consider the origins and development of the culture to better understand how the culture thinks and acts. This awareness helps shape action as to what influences behavior. A detailed analysis of indigenous populations and cultures is essential to design and plan effective humanitarian action and peacebuilding.

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