The GHfP Institute’s research investigation in the field of governance has been directed at articulating conceptual underpinnings of politics based on clear epistemological, phenomenological and hermeneutical principles.

This is where we believe Deep Dialogue would make a significant difference.

Integrating dialogue in governance can help challenge commonly held assumptions about socioeconomic, political and security issues. Equally, it is important to bring leaders and decision-makers together to identify fundamental questions about governance processes, and set challenges for future dialogue and inquiry at local, national, international and global level.

Currently, our team is exploring:

  • different kinds of dialogic and collaborative approaches to governance;
  • opportunities to integrate deep dialogue in international, transnational and global processes;
  • the features dialogic and collaborative practice within institutions, between peoples, groups and communities, and at international diplomacy levels.

Given that these processes tend to involve people insofar as they occupy a well-defined role for a state or a state-like organisation and given that deep dialogue involves or aims for a transformative understanding between persons as such, what practices are most helpful in transcending roles, allegiances and positions? Additionally, the GHFP has interest in what part dialogue plays in ensuring openness, harmony and concerted effort for global common good.

International Symposium on “Revisiting Theories and Practices of Endogenous Governance in Africa“, Co-Convened by Afrospectives and Global Humanity for Peace Institute will held on Zoom on 11-12 May 2022. The panellists and participants will:

  • Present the result of their field-research on endogenous systems of governance;
  • Identify and discuss specificities and  communalities and complementarities between different governance systems in Africa;
  • Present and analysis examples of revitalisation and modernisation of traditional systems of governance to respond to current needs;
  • Discuss the contribution that African endogenous visions and perspectives on governance could make to the current crisis;
  • Define some guidelines for African countries willing to revitalize their indigenous systems of governance.

Refer to our Events page for further detail.