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Peacebuilding in the City: Learning from Urban Safety Practitioners

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Location: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, WMO/OMM Building, Avenue de la Paix 7bis, 3rd Floor (Room: Jura) (to access the building you must register here and bring a photo ID).

This event interrogates the experience from urban safety practitioners working in peacebuilding contexts.  The event focuses on the practical record of armed violence observatories which have the objective to gather data and conduct analysis to construct an evidence base for policy making. The event also relates the information and analysis needs for urban peacebuilding to community policing strategies that have a record in creating confidence between citizens and state institutions, or community members and police forces. The meeting follows a 2-day expert meeting on observatories and is part of a larger collaboration between the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and UN-HABITAT to bring together peacebuilding and urban security practitioners. The event will be a moderated discussion.

The event is organized jointly by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, UNHABITAT, the Small Arms Survey, The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Speakers

What we can we learn from urban safety practitioners? What’s in it for peacebuilding?

Cecilia Andersson, Human Settlements Officer, Safer Cities Programme, Local Government and Decentralisation Unit, UNHABITAT, Nairobi

Improving the Quality of Life in the city: Reflections on the research-policy nexus and the Civic Observatory of Guadalajara

Dr. David Gomez-Alvarez, Sub-Secretary for Urban Planning of the City of Guadalajara, Mexico

Crime observatories, local security governance, and community policing

Dr. Dominique Wisler, Founder and Director, COGINTA, Geneva

Intelligence Led Policing (observatories) in support of programs of local safety governance 

Yann-Cédric Quéro, Criminologist, Security Advisor to the United Nations

Moderator: Dr. Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

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