Pathways for Peace: What is New with the Global Prevention Policy?
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?
Alexandre Marc @WorldBank: conflict prevention is cost effective; requires inclusion of youth, women, marginalised; and must support local actors at grass roots: exactly the work of @Gens_For_Peace Pioneers in communities around the world #GVAPeaceWeek pic.twitter.com/KGWBFq3zMk— Mark Clark (@markjmclark) November 8, 2017
Achim Wennmann explains that we have to recalibrate the simple idea that more investments = better chances of peace. #GVApeaceweek launch of @UN @worldbank #prevention study pic.twitter.com/XY6M5C7qVh— IPTI (@InclusivePeace) November 8, 2017
Uju Agomoh #prevention is about investing in communities. We need to invest in sustainability. The holistic lense is crucial to truly understand where the gaps are. #GVAPeaceWeek @UN @WorldBank study launch— IPTI (@InclusivePeace) November 8, 2017
- 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