THE BERLIN MOOT – A conference pioneering new approaches to peace: 17-18 April in Berlin

THE BERLIN MOOT: A peace conference on 17-18 April

Inclusivity

The degree of access to important decision-making areas for all levels and sectors of state and society.


Inclusivity

See also: Participation

Both are considered crucial in peacebuilding in order to increase a sense of ownership and responsibility, and alleviate social grievances of exclusion and marginalisation of groups.

On terminology…

Inclusivity and participation are two keywords that are often lumped together in one sentence, or used interchangeably. Although closely related, there is a difference in nuance between the two.

Broadly defined, inclusivity in peace processes refers to the degree of access to important decision-making areas for all levels and sectors of state and society. Inclusivity is thus a principle or a norm that can be streamlined into a process and acted on.

Participation, on the other hand, goes beyond norms and principles and involves indirect or direct active engagement by either a group or an individual in a process.

 

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