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April 29, 2016     cib    

The UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize is a prize for local governments that have implemented initiatives in conflict prevention, conflict resolution or peace building, that are proven to have had a significant impact. Applications are open and now is the time to reach out to your network to reach as many potential applicants as possible!

About the Peace Prize

Local governments have an important role to play in situations of conflict. They have to act as promoters and facilitators of peace, freedom, democracy and prosperity and by doing so they contribute to the international development and peace-building agenda. Therefore, local governments are instrumental in preventing conflicts, building bridges and dialogue after conflict and promoting a peaceful environment.

The Peace Prize aims at creating a momentum for local governments worldwide that implement strategies for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. It will celebrate successful initiatives undertaken by local governments and stimulate others to follow suit.  Moreover, it will generate international public attention for the role local governments play in ensuring  sustainable peaceful development. Local governments that have implemented an innovative and high impact approach towards peacebuilding and the creation of dialogue are eligible for nomination.

Reach out to your network!

The shortlisted local governments will be invited to present their case at the award ceremony during the UCLG World Congress in October 2016 in Bogotá, and the winning local government will receive an award of €20.000. 

We are actively looking for applicants for this prize. As members of the CIB Working Group, please spread the word in your network. The local governments can apply using the application form or though the Peace Prize website. The deadline for submissions is the 31st of May 2016. The site also provides further information on the selection criteria.  In addition, an information flyer is available which you can share with your network.