Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

Room IX, Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland - 8 November 2017, 9-10:30 AM

This event is organized by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, DCAF, and the World Bank. It will mark the Geneva launch of the UN-World Bank Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace."

A welcome coffee/breakfast will be provided before the event starts, from 8:30 am.

Since 2010, the number of major violent conflicts has tripled, indicating an urgent need to shift the approach from crisis management to addressing risk factors before violence starts and escalates. In this context, the UN and the World Bank have pooled their efforts to produce the Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace – Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict" to which several Geneva-based organizations, including IPTI, DCAF, and the CCDP, have contributed research inputs. The Study was recently launched at the General Assembly in New-York and this event will mark its European launch. What are the Study’s main takeaways? Are we witnessing a revolution in the global prevention policy or is this business as usual? The event will discuss the future of prevention from a research, governmental, and field perspective.

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  • Michael Møller, Director General, United Nations Office Geneva


  • Alexandre Marc, Chief Specialist Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank


  • Corinne Kitsell, Head of the Conflict Department, Foreign Commonwealth Office
  • Dr. Uju Agomoh, Project Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Founder of PRAWA
  • Thomas Guerber, Director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
  • Achim Wenmann, Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and CCDP Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute Geneva


  • Dr. Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute Geneva