Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

Maison de la Paix, Auditorium 2, Geneva - Tuesday 6 November 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

This event is organized by the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and the International Security Sector Advisory Team as Part of the Geneva Peace Week 2018.

Focusing on the role of regional inter-governmental organizations (RIGOs) in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, the session aims to bring together examples from around the world to:

(a) inform and strengthen the capacity of RIGOs for policy formulation and implementation in the field of conflict prevention

(b) bridge the policy gap between various stakeholders, primarily global institutions and RIGOs, and RIGOs and local CSOs, and

(c) initiate a discussion on the subject that continues beyond the conference session.

To anchor the discussion, the UN-WB report, "Pathways for Peace," and other recent global frameworks for peace, will be used during the session to highlight the role of RIGOs in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.



  • Pascal Richard, Managing Adviser, Policy and Advocacy, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)


  • Victoria Walker, Head, International Security Sector Advisory Team; Assistant Director, DCAF - European Union (EU) and Conflict Prevention through Security Sector Reform (SSR)
  • Dr Michael Aeby, Researcher, Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative (IPTI)
  • Francis Acquah-Aikins Jnr, seconded to the ECOWAS Commission to serve as the Coordinator of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Liaison in Abuja, Nigeria - ECOWAS in Conflict Prevention
  • Dr Mallika Joseph, Policy Adviser, GPPAC - Role of SAARC in Conflict Prevention