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The Conflict and Fragility Agenda Post-Busan: Directions, Opportunities, Challenges

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The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and the Secretariat of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development are pleased to invite you to a lunch-time seminar on:

The Conflict and Fragility Agenda Post-Busan:  Directions, Opportunities, Challenges

Date:                   Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Time:                   12.15-14.30

Location:             Warwick Hotel, rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Genève, Salon Mont Blanc (1st floor)

Registration:        Please register at http://www.gpplatform.ch by 23 January 2012, 17.00

Background

The event discusses the implications of the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (in Busan, Korea, late 2011) for international efforts against armed violence and fragility. It brings together speakers from the OECD’s International Network on Conflict and Fragility, the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS), Interpeace, the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, as well as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The event will also explore a forward-looking conflict and fragility agenda, especially with regards to trends in armed violence, peacebuilding, and post-MDG development priorities and challenges. Topics and speakers are:

The Busan High Level Forum: Outcomes and opportunities for the conflict and fragility agenda

  • Erwin van Veen, Policy Analyst on Peace and Security, International Network on Conflict and Fragility, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris

  • Donata Garrasi, Coordinator of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Paris

Statebuilding and peacebuilding post-Busan

  • Graeme Simpson, Director of Policy and Learning, Interpeace, New York

  • Koenraad van Brabant, Head of Reflective Practice, Interpeace, Geneva

Commentaries

  • Luigi De Martino, Coordinator, Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, Geneva

  • Antoine Laham, Programme Manager Conflict and Human Rights, South Asia Division, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern

Moderator: Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

The seminar includes a lunch reception from 13.45 to 14.30 at which sandwiches, soft drinks, and coffee will be available.

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