BEFORE Peace Summit in Unstable Guinea-Bissau

by Alliance for Peacebuilding


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.
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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.


• 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

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.

Additional Documentation

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


The BEFORE Project Introductory Video
BEFORE Project Facebook Page
The BEFORE Project in West Africa
BEFORE Project Twitter Page

Organization Information

Alliance for Peacebuilding

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
Melanie Kawano
Program Manager
Switzerland, United States

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