Building infrastructures for Peace-The Role of Liaison Offices in Myanmar’s Peace Process

2016. Author: Quinn Davis and The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

This paper examines the Myanmar peace process under a framework of peace infrastructure to identify spaces to strengthen the foundation of peace in Myanmar, namely by building the capacity of liaison offices, institutions that have been established to strengthen communication and coordination between conflict parties and facilitate wider community engagement in the peace process. Based on the Centre for Peace and Conflict (CPCS) observations and interviews with over 100 liaison office staff, it provides an analysis of liaison offices in the scope of the larger peace process to provoke insights on how liaison offices can work to address some of the more deeply rooted causes of conflict in the country. This paper concludes with a series of recommendations for providing greater support to liaison offices so they can fulfill their potential as effective structural supports of peace in Myanmar.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Infrastructures for Peace
  • Research/Lessons Learned
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