Report of the Conference on Peace and Development: The Road to Tokyo – Road Map Programme

Report of the Conference on “Peace and Development: The Road to Tokyo” held on 26-27th April, 2003, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Road Map Programme on Negotiating a Political Settlement and Promoting Conflict Transformation in Sri Lanka was a joint initiative of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies, Sri Lanka Office.

The aim of the Road Map Programme was to support all stakeholders in Sri Lanka in their pursuit to find a just and equitable negotiated settlement to the ethno-political conflict in the country. It was particularly focused on the issues and challenges of the interim process and was designed to help decision-makers, policy-advisors and practitioners as well as the expert public to understand, shape and organize the transformation processes in a constructive way.

Following each round of talks a workshop was organized by CPA and Berghof with the purpose of bringing together members of the negotiating team, civil society actors and others in order to generate a public debate on the course of the peace process and to ensure that key issues are taken up at the negotiating table. In addition, CPA and Beghof hosted discussion on particular aspects of and developments in the peace process including human rights, humanitarian issues and the Tokyo Donor Conference.

Report of the Conference on Peace and Development: The Road to Tokyo – Road Map Programme

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.