Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

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

This event was organized by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative in partnership with the World Bank, the United Nations, DCAF, and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It marked the Geneva launch of the UN-World Bank Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace."

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. What are the Study’s main takeaways? Are we witnessing a revolution in the global prevention policy or is this business as usual?




  • Michael Møller, Director General, United Nations Office Geneva


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


  • Ekkehard Brose, Ambassador, Special Envoy for Crisis Prevention and Stabilization, Federal Foreign Office of Germany
  • Corinne Kitsell, Deputy Director UN & Multilateral / UN Co-ordinator, Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom
  • Dr. Uju Agomoh, Director 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