Past Program


Peace is key to ensuring Asia's sustained development and prosperity as the world's most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the region’s rich experience in mediating peace and reconciliation, the learning exchange between regional, local and community-driven initiatives has so far been low.

Launched in 2020, the Asia Peace Innovators Forum aims to shape long-term peace, stability, and regional cooperation in Asia by building a network of mid-career professionals working in different sectors and countries to exchange knowledge, community-driven approaches, and best practices. Due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been moved primarily online, where every two weeks the selected Asia Peace Innovators will tackle a different element of peace-building.

This online program addressed humanitarian intervention.  Participants reflected on localized intervention, the "responsibility to protect," and the post-conflict rebuilding phase (or even beginning rebuilding while the conflict remains not yet fully resolved).  In particular, the discussion examined the efficacy of directing humanitarian intervention through government agencies or alongside non-governmental organizations.

This program is open exclusively to accepted participants of the Asia Peace Innovators Forum.