FHI 360 at PeaceCon 2023

A man smiles while writing PEACE in block letters on a wall with blue chalk

May 3–5, 2023
Washington, DC

Note: Some sessions will be offered in hybrid format

FHI 360 is pleased to join the Alliance for Peacebuilding for its 11th annual conference, PeaceCon 2023: Beyond Fragile Ground: New Peacebuilding Architectures for Today and the Future, from May 3–5, 2023. The conference aims to address the challenges that remain in the peacebuilding field, despite its significant growth in the last two decades.


PeaceCon 2023 comes at a time of extraordinary global turbulence, with an increase in the number of fragile contexts worldwide, which have been fueled by violent conflict, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, food and energy insecurity, and rising dis/misinformation. The peacebuilding field must ensure recent wins are implemented and provide a firm foundation to build more effective, sustainable solutions.


FHI 360 joins senior officials, thought leaders, policymakers and other practitioners at PeaceCon 2023 to explore how the peacebuilding field must evolve and develop new strategic approaches and peacebuilding architecture to manage conflict and prevent violence during these times of tectonic geopolitical shifts.

Technical presence

Wednesday May 3, 2:15–3:30 p.m. EDT

Conflict Integration: How to Practically Integrate Conflict Prevention across Humanitarian and Development Programming

Description: FHI 360 will participate on this panel along with representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Organization for Migration, and International Alert to share practical experience in and lessons learned from integrating conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity into humanitarian and development work. FHI 360 will share its experience over the past year and a half implementing the Conflict Sensitivity Integration Hub activity, which is funded by USAID and supports USAID/Honduras and its implementing partners with analysis, technical assistance, and training on the integration of conflict sensitivity in development work.


FHI 360 Technical Expert: Erica Favretti, Task Order Manager for the Conflict Sensitivity Integration Hub

Friday May 5, 2:15–3:30 p.m. EDT

Beyond Whole System in the Room: Innovations in Collective Action for Peacebuilding, CVE, and Youth Development in DRC, Chad, Mali, and Tunisia

Description: This storytelling and learning session will present innovations in systems-based and collective action approaches for peacebuilding, positive youth development, and countering violent extremism.


The session features case studies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Mali and Tunisia; each story will explore how systems-based methodologies — including “Whole System in the Room” workshops and FHI 360’s System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and Environment (SCALE+) — have been used by young people, key stakeholders and local communities in conflict-affected or challenging environments to address specific problems. Our expert panelists will discuss the challenges of building collective action in their context, how they were able to learn and adapt, and the key lessons they identified.


Our panel will conclude with a “so what?” discussion with panelists and audience members to explore what we have learned and what is coming next for systems thinking and collective action approaches.


FHI 360 Technical Expert(s):
Abigail Wilson, Associate Director, Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department
Frank Brumfit, Technical Advisor for Peacebuilding
Emna Gaiess, Regional Program Manager for the USAID Ma3an project in Tunisia

Media Inquiries

For questions about FHI 360's presence at this event, reach out to our team.
Christy Delafield
Associate Director, External Communications
Lead photo credit: Mark McFarlane for FHI 360. Duran Coyle, a farmer at Rock Spring Farms in Jamaica, is seen here channeling his creativity to promote positive change. FHI 360’s Local Partner Development project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, works with Jamaican community-based organizations to provide locally driven, evidence-based interventions that work to de-escalate conflicts before they become violent.