Mediation and Peacebuilding in Tunisia: Actors and Practice

8th April 2021
Author: Alex Walsh, Hamza Ben Hassine

This Helpdesk Report is part mapping of the mediation and peacebuilding actors in Tunisia and part review of the available literature. There are a host of governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are involved in the mediation of conflicts and peacebuilding, both in formal and informal ways. There is overlap in the principles and goals of peacebuilding and mediation; many organisations conduct both practices, intermingling them. Local, regional, national and international actors have applied mediation and peacebuilding to many different types of conflict in the past decade in Tunisia, involving varied parties. The case studies included in this rapid review cover conflicts relating to labour and the economy, the environment, basic services, constitutional/political disputes, and women’s rights. They involve local communities, the unemployed national and regional trade unions, civil society organisations (CSOs), national utility and mineral companies, and political parties.

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Suggested Citation

Walsh, A., and Ben Hassine, H. (2021). Mediation and peacebuilding in Tunisia: actors and practice. K4D Helpdesk Report 960. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2021.061


8th April 2021


Continent: Africa

Country: Tunisia