Saturday, September 19, 2015

Is effective Democracy a path to peace?

How can international engagement support fragile states on their path towards peace and democracy? In light of perpetuating and recurring armed conflict all over the world, this question is of utmost importance to many policymakers. In order to better understand factors influencing the effectiveness of this support, this present live show on the LTM TV with Raymond NJUME - the brain behind the I Love Cameroon Project and Sylvie NDONGMO - President of the Women International League for Peace and Freedom,( WILPF Cameroon) and Executive Secretary of Women Peace Initiatives  analyse the peace threats, explain how arm trafficking can be dangerous, why war is the problem and not the refugees to convince national and  international support for peace and democratisation in the so far relatively complicated case of Cameroon. 

After a year + of the Boko Haram infiltration and constant suicide bombings in the Far North Region, a seriously weakened kolofata, kerawa, and parts of Maroua face the double challenge of overcoming not only its violent past and present, but also the legacy of religious and ethnic antagonism.
Since then, the international community has engaged strongly in supporting Cameroon on its road towards achieving absolute peace for the implementation of the 2035 emergence plan. 

The country is making remarkable efforts in this regard – such as creating and adopting a hotline 1500 through which nationals can call the defence ministry anytime something abnormal is perceived  and dissolving its rebel armies through integration and demobilisation.
Each of these three processes was shaped by political power struggles and had a decisive impact on Cameroon’s future development. By analysing each of them in detail, this research generates valuable insights into internal dynamics of post-conflict peace and democratization as well as international support.
Panelists on 'Views, Voices and Visions' will today assess the evolution of democracy in Cameroon, find out how progress has stalled and why peace is threatened at the dawn of the implementation of Mr BIYA's emergence plan. 

The VVV show live on LTM will focus on three main issues guided by three explanatory factors (hypotheses) drawn from academic literature, which suppose that 1) prioritising stability over democracy, 2) choosing coopera­tive over coercive forms of cooperation, and 3) high levels of coordination enhance the effectiveness of international support for peace and democracy.

Viewers of Amy BANDA's weekly may give contributions contrary to the expectations of the panelists, prioritising stabilisation which has hampered democratisation and actually reduced the effectiveness of democracy support. Cameroon's case calls for qualifications regarding the second explanatory factor: depending on the circumstances, either cooperative or coercive measures rendered external support more effective. 

As you join the TARGET PEACE campaign to promote and preserve peace with main intention to prevent conflict, violence and war, have your say on why peace is threatened nowadays and how effective democracy can be a path to peace?

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