Methodology

  • Plenary sessions—keynote speakers placed the topic areas into the wider context of the empowering culture of peace, sustainable development and defending democracy
  • Thematic panel sessions—focused on issues relating to a particular topic area;
  • Breakaway sessions—allowed for facilitated knowledge sharing and building networks among academics and practitioners in the field; and
  • Knowledge fair and vendor exhibition— provided an exhibition space for participating organizations to promote their work.