The United States Institute of Peace put together a panel of specialists from the World Bank Group, United Nations, USAID, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Minister of Women and Human Rights Development of Somalia to discuss how diplomacy, defense and development can collaborate to keep conflicts from becoming violent. Rising conflicts, including trafficking and organized crime, cross international borders. One of the speakers stated that it is difficult to find a conflict that was not started as a form of grievance and exclusion. Therefore, it was determined that grievances must be addressed to prevent and reduce conflict by focusing on marginalized areas and addressing exclusion; targeting issues of power, natural resources, security and justice; and reinforcing participation and opportunities for decision making. Key recommendations were to be inclusive of women and youth’s aspirations, respond to needs in a collaborative manner, and to look at the root cause of the issues.