Source: (2007) REGIONAL SEMINAR ORGANIZED JOINTLY BY THE PARLIAMENT OF BURUNDI, THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION AND THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ELECTORAL ASSISTANCE BUJUMBURA, 7-9 NOVEMBER 2005. Published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

In November 2005, IDEA the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of Burundi organized a seminar held in Bujumbura on the role of parliamentarians in national reconciliation processes in Africa. The seminar sparked a lively dialogue between African parliamentarians on the topic, and fostered a better understanding of the role of parliaments in seeing through a reconciliation process and identifying priorities and pitfalls along the way. Reconciliation is highly complex process that involves many different issues, stages and actors. There is no ‘one-size-fits’ all success model, nor a quick-fix solution. It is also a time-consuming process, which, as several seminar participants and the seminar noted, affects the lives of several generations. A long-term approach to promoting reconciliation is thus essential. (publisher's description).


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