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Cities and Peace: Perspectives from the fields of Urban Safety, Security Sector Governance, and Peacebuilding

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The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) will jointly host the panel Cities and Peace: Perspectives from the fields of Urban Safety, Security Sector Governance, and Peacebuilding.

This lunchtime briefing provides an overview of major research and policy efforts of Geneva-based actors in urban contexts. It presents key findings from projects related to urban safety, security sector governance, and sustaining peace in cities.

Speakers and presentation titles:

  • Dr. Oliver J├╝tersonke, CCDP Head of Research, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies: Urban safety and peacebuilding: Rethinking security provision in cities.

  • Dr. Cristina Hoyos, Head of the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, DCAF: Citizen Security and Urban Safety in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Ms. Nelleke van Amstel, Programme Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, DCAF: Strengthening private security regulation: a key contribution to urban safety in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Moderation: Dr. Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and CCDP Senior Researcher.

This panel will be part of the Geneva Peace Week 2017

Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week attempts to maximize synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.

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