BEFORE Peace Summit in Unstable Guinea-Bissau



BEFORE, a parternship of AfP and swisspeace, will provide a safe space for all leaders to meet and create a long-term plan for national stability after 5 political assassinations earlier this year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Since independence Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by instability. Recent elections were peaceful and fair, but they replaced a president assassinated by his own soldiers. Today there is peace, but it is fragile. A 3-day summit with local leaders is needed to address challenges and develop a national action plan. BEFORE, a parternship project of AfP and swisspeace, will help women, minorities, youth, religious leaders and government officials collectively foster a stable national foundation.

How will this project solve this problem?

• Request approval and attendance of President, Prime Minister, National Assembly, Army Chief, and religious, women & youth leaders • Examine the obstacles to stability • Develop a national action plan • Launch radio campaign on outcomes

Potential Long Term Impact

A Peace Summit will build stronger local partnerships among leaders, enable these leaders to have a safe space to develop a 2 to 4 year plan for local initiatives for stability, and provide a unified vision of how to address the country’s challenges.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Alliance for Peacebuilding

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Melanie Kawano

Program Manager
Switzerland, United States

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