Video: Breaking the vicious cycle

How can anti-corruption measures be integrated in peace processes?

Republic Bridge Bagdad, Iraq in October 2020 Republic Bridge Bagdad, Iraq in October 2020 | Andalou Agency: Murtadha Al-Sudani via DPA

Watch a video of our online discussion about anti-corruption entry points in peacebuilding.


Corruption and violent conflict are interlinked in deep and complex ways. In this online panel discussion, we talk about why conflict transformation needs to contain an understanding of the political economy of violent conflict and corruption. How can peacebuilders identify ways to reduce corruption’s long-term impact on the inclusivity and sustainability of the peace process? What are ways to prioritise the aspects of corruption for state legitimacy, trust between communities, and trust in institutions? And how could peacebuilders support political efforts to curb corruption and promote accountability during transitions from war to peace?

The Berghof Foundation is launching the publication “Breaking the vicious cycle: Entry points for anti-corruption in inclusive peace processes” co-authored together with U4 Anti Corruption Resource Center and Ulrike Hopp Nishanka. We invite you to a discussion among peacebuilding and anti-corruption practitioners in the quest for ending the destructive cycle of corruption and conflict.


Read our blog post about anti-corruption and peace building here.

Breaking the vicious cycle

Launch event of our publication with U4 on entry points for anti-corruption

Thursday, 9 June 2022
15:00 CET (ics, ical)
Online event via Zoom

The event will be held in English.



Welcome remarks by Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director, Berghof Foundation.


  • Ulrike Hopp Nishanka, Lead author
  • Christine Cheng, Kings College London
  • David Jackson, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center
  • Joshua Rogers, Berghof Foundation

Moderation: Calum Humphreys, Berghof Foundation


We are very much looking forward to involving you in the discussion. Please send us your questions via email hidden; JavaScript is required prior to the event or join the conversation live on Twitter.

50 Years Berghof Foundation

The Berghof Foundation marked its 50th anniversary in 2021. The special event series we were holding throughout the year to reflect on past and current peacebuilding successes and challenges, is continuing in the year 2022. The events will identify and look at trends in order to develop tactics that will ensure our efforts towards sustainable peace together with our partners remain effective in the years to come. Find out more on our website and sign up for our newsletters or follow us on Twitter to stay up to date about our anniversary programme.

Please note that the event will be recorded using the cloud-based recording tool within the Zoom.us platform (using cloud servers based in the U.S.), to be published on the Berghof Foundation’s website and social media channels for external communications purposes. You can find the Berghof Foundation’s data protection notice here. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Berghof Foundation's Data Protection Officer (data.protection@berghof-foundation.org).

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