Peacebuilding: The importance of institutions

International Alert’s Secretary General Dan Smith recently gave the closing keynote at the Conflict, Security and Development Conference, run by students at King’s College London. In this interview, conducted before his talk, he outlines some of his main points, which cover: the central importance of institutions in building peace; the role of NGOs like International Alert; and the sort of challenges to peace and security that lie ahead – the compound risks we face in the coming decade and beyond. You can find out more about the conference here and listen to Dan’s closing keynote here.