Robust engagement of people and civil society in political and governance processes is critical to sustained conflict prevention and resolution. Local constituencies and strong national civil society mobilize public opinion against violence and demand peace. Their participation is critical to addressing marginalization and ensuring that political solutions benefit the whole population. Women and women’s groups must be actively involved in decision-making. Young people should be part of developing and implementing solutions that create stability. Faith-based dialogue can support the promotion of stability, reconciliation and social cohesion. Knowledge, technology and influence of business leaders should be used to promote sustainable solutions to bring stability and dignity to people’s lives.