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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2015: Building Peace 2030 - Facing a new Strategic Landscape of Conflict


The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform has the pleasure to invite you to: 

Building Peace 2030:

Facing a new strategic landscape of conflict

Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

20 November 2015, 8.30-16.15

Geneva, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet

The Annual Meeting is part of Geneva Peace Week


What is the outlook on conflict and risk trends for the next 15 years? What do peacebuilders have to offer as solutions to these conflict trends? What current innovation in peacebuilding practice can these solutions build on? What do different actors need to do now to strengthen peacebuilding practice in the future? These questions frame this year’s Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. They underscore the urgency to prepare better responses for a new strategic landscape of conflict. The Annual Meeting also builds on several UN reviews – including on women, peace and security, on peace operations and on peacebuilding – as well as the UN’s new Sustainable Development Agenda. As the international community shifts gear from review to implementation, the Annual Meeting underscores the strategic opportunities of peacebuilding practice to strengthen development and security agendas.


The programme can be viewed and downloaded here.


Now closed.


  • Ozong Agborsangaya-Fiteu, Senior Operations Officer,  Fragility, Conflict and Violence, The World Bank, Washington DC
  • Rashad Ali, Senior Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London
  • Anna Alvazzi, Research Director, Small Arms Survey, Geneva
  • Henk-Jan Brinkman, Chief, Policy, Planning and Application Branch, Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations, New York
  • Michael Brown, Professor of Practice in Natural Resources Conflict Mediation, McGill University, Montreal
  • Claude Bruderlein, Advisor to the President, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
  • Caty Clément, Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow, Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme; Course Co-Director, Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  • Caroline Galvin, Practice Lead, Competitiveness and Risks, World Economic Forum
  • Brian Ganson, Head, Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa; Research    Associate, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), The Graduate Institute
  • Diane Hendrick, Representative for Peace and Disarmament, Quaker United Nations Office Geneva
  • Renée Larivière, Deputy Director General (Development and Learning), Interpeace, Geneva
  • Anna Leissing, Project Officer, Centre for Peacebuilding (KOFF), Swisspeace, Bern
  • Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Katia Papagianni, Director for Policy and Mediation Support, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva
  • Irene Santiago, Lead Convener, Global Campaign on Women, Peace and Security, Davao, Philippines, Davao, The Philippines
  • Hugo Slim, Head of Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
  • Mirjana Spoljaric, Ambassador, Head of the United Nations and International Organizations Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Bern
  • Jason Tower, Quaker International Affairs Representative Beijing, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Beijing
  • Carl Ungerer, Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, on behalf of the Steering Committee of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, Geneva
  • Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science, Director Emeritus, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York