On 24-25 September, PRIO hosted the inaugural kickoff workshop for the project “Conflict of Interest? ‘Business For Peace’ as Development Aid in Volatile Environments”. The 3-year project funded by the Research Council of Norway explores the increasingly influential ‘Business For Peace’ philosophy, and the project team met over two days to formally launch the project, discuss draft papers and develop the forward agenda for the coming year. Team member Peer Schouten from the Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden) will be traveling to Istanbul this week for the UN Global Compact’s Business For Peace Annual Event in support.
Led by Cindy Horst, the project is in collaboration between PRIO and Uppsala University – The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), as well as partners from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.
Read more about the project here.