MULTISTAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM: Peace and the Democratic Republic of Congo

MULTISTAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM: Peace and the Democratic Republic of Congo

The East African Community (EAC) seems to be embracing Aristotle’s claim that “It is not enough to win a war, it is more important to organize the peace.” Which is probably why it deployed East African Standby Force to eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC) in September 2022, and initiated peace talks between M23 and the Congolese government in December 2022. Kenya’s former President, Uhuru Kenyatta, is EAC’s peace envoy and chief facilitator in the M23-government talks. In September 2022, the government held some talks with Congolese civilians. More such talks will be held in Bunia and Goma this year (2023). These developments are taking place on the backdrop of a global recession; geopolitical realignments in the region; a ‘climate emergency;’ and global energy transition. These renewed efforts for peace in DRC thus beg the question: Will DRC now have peace?

The Center for Climate Change, Migration, and Development (CliMiD) at the HORN Institute will hold a Multistakeholders’ Forum on ‘Peace and the DRC,’ on January 25, 2023, at 11:00am – 12:30pm (Kenya/EAT). The virtual event will bring together a group of academics, conflict and peace experts, representatives of civil society organizations, humanitarian actors, policy makers, and civilians, among others  – to answer this question and discuss the implications of the recent interventions in DRC on DRC’s and EAC’s peace and security.

Join the conversation here.

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Jan 25 2023


11:00 am - 12:30 pm