Ep. 5 Build Peace 2020

In episode 5 of the ‘Just for a Change’ podcast we chat about what it means to build peace in the digital age. Hear about the upcoming Build Peace conference happening in November as well as unpacking some thoughts around what it means to build peace in the digital age where surveillance capitalism, urban space and gender polarisation are things that affect us all, whether we are aware of it or not.

Host Fergus Turner talks to Ncedisa Nkonyeni from the systems change team at the Bertha Centre, Helena Puig Larrauri, co-founder and director of Build Up - an international NPO working in the peacebuilding space and Merhawi Okbaselasi a past Bertha Centre scholar. This all-star panel discusses how the Build Peace conference has impacted on the development of a community of peacebuilders around the world and the importance of this work, especially as the digital age progresses and building peace online becomes more of a necessity than ever before.

In this episode’s ‘Positive Outlook’ segment Simnikiwe Xanga speaks to Analisa Jackson. Analisa is based in New York and is the Associate Director at the Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation and Executive Director at Unconventional International. Analisa became part of the Build Peace community last year when she attended the 2019 Build Peace conference and shares how this community has impacted her journey in the peacebuilding space and why this has been such an important process for her.

It’s not too late to register for this year’s Build Peace conference that is happening online! See the links below to find out more.

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The links you need to know about:

Bertha Centre
https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre
Build Peace conference 2020 info
https://howtobuildpeace.org/attend-the-conference/conference-program/
Build Peace ticket purchases: https://www.accelevents.com/e/BuildPeace2020#Agenda
https://www.unconventionalwomen.org