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The Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilisations (CDCC) is an international civil society organisation, founded in June 2007 by scholars and activist of wide-ranging backgrounds. The purpose of the Centre is to serve dialogue and cooperation among civilisations at large. Among its main objectives are: promoting awareness of social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical thoughts, highlighting the human intellectual contribution and its impact on human civilisation and deepening the dialogue and fostering cooperation among various schools of civilisations. CDCC strives to provide advice and assistance to governments, organisations and individual decision-makers regarding the urgency of dialogue and cooperation among civilisations as models for building resolution for political, social, economic, cultural, security, and environmental problems.

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Meidyatama Suryodiningrat – Editor in Chief, The Jakarta Post.

Sometimes the problem for local media is how to differentiate subjectivity from objectivity because the journalists are also experiencing the conflict.

Eunsouk Jung – Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

In building peace, civic engagement can create trust and democratic building and role of faith-based organisation is to raise awareness among people about the importance of peace.

Retno L.P. Marsudi – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

It should be kept in mind that in every country conflict has its own character and every conflict has a window of opportunity. Preventing conflict is not expensive, and leadership has an important role.

Desmon Cahill – Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University.

We need to identify the stakeholders and engage them at the different level. With dialogue, quality of local leadership should emerge and road map is in place. During healing and reconciliation, new vision for the society should be constructed.

Valeria Martano – Head of Community of Sant’Egidio.

The role of non-state actors in dialogue and peace keeping is very important. We live in a time where conflicts can happen door by door. And the practical role of religions is to involve people deeply in the ground practically.

Alexandra B. Carter – Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.

Peaceful resolution is to engage with the affected groups. Conflict is a testing mechanism. From that, you can find who have been affected by the conflict, usually women and children are the most affected groups of the conflict.

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