In The New York Times' "Room for Debate," political science professor Severine Autesserre joins other experts in dialogue about "How to Stabilize Congo." She suggests that peacebuilding should come from within the country. An excerpt:
"In addition to supporting national and international reconciliation, foreign peace-builders must start tackling conflicts from the bottom up. Local groups should lead such efforts. But since they often lack the funding, logistical means or technical capacity to implement programs, international donors should assist them."
Read her full piece.
Prof. Autesserre is the author of The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding, which won the 2012 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.