LPSA’s Thematic Working Group on Conflict, Fragilities and Migration brings together government officials, policy practitioners, scholars, civil society organizations, and citizens who share an interest and expertise on the intersection of decentralization / localization and conflict, fragility and migration.
Working group leadership and coordination
The Alliance is currently in the process of identifying co-chairs for the LPSA Thematic Working Group on Conflict, Fragility and Migration. The Localization Thematic Working Group Co-Chairs and Coordinator can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working group purpose and activities
The LPSA Thematic Working Group on Conflict, Fragility and Migration seeks to assess, advance, and share the state of global knowledge on the role of decentralization and multilevel governance in (post-) conflict and fragile settings. Depending on the context, different approaches to decentralization may reduce conflict (e.g., by ensuring greater political contestability and voice), while in other cases, decentralization may end up worsening centrifugal forces and conflict. The Conflict and Fragility Thematic Working Group seeks to elevate the global debate on role of decentralization and multilevel governance in reducing conflict, fragility, and mitigating the resulting migration patterns in countries around the world.
The working group’s activities include:
- Quarterly working group meetings, in order for working group members to update each other on efforts to reduce conflict, fragility and migration through decentralization, inclusive local governance, and other relevant public sectors reforms; and to identify topics of mutual interest to the Working Group’s members;
- Advance the general state of knowledge on the relationship between decentralization / localization and conflict, fragility, and migration, among others through the application of the LoGICA Framework and LPSA’s Intergovernmental Fiscal and Expenditure Review (InFER) Framework;
- Explore topics of mutual interest and advance the state of knowledge through research and other knowledge development efforts, by mobilizing the Working Group’s collective resources and/or by linking to other LPSA resources and Working Groups as relevant.
- Knowledge sharing. The Thematic Working Group aims to keep its members as well as the larger (global) Community of Practice informed on relevant reforms, trends, and policy research in the realm of conflict, fragility and migration, by sharing relevant news and information through Decentralization.Net and by organizing webinars and other knowledge sharing events where relevant and possible.
Conflict and Fragility Thematic Working Group Meetings
LPSA Thematic Working Groups aim to meet at least on a quarterly basis. Working group meetings are announced on LPSA’s Events Calendar.
Working group membership
The LPSA Thematic Working Group on Conflict, Fragility, and Migration and its meetings are open to LPSA’s membership and to the general public. You can join the Thematic Working Group and receive reminders and updated from the Conflict and Fragility Working Group by opting-in to the working group as part of your free LPSA Membership registration.
Other LPSA Working Groups
LPSA’s Regional and Thematic Working Groups are an integral part of the Local Public Sector Alliance and operate under Terms of References issued by the Alliance. LPSA Working Groups are supported by the LPSA Secretariat.