Taking a locally-led approach to peacebuilding

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Palais des Nations

Room VIII

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Peace is only likely to be sustained when local people take the lead – but what does this mean in practice?



Join Peace Direct and IPTI for an overdue conversation on locally-led approaches to peacebuilding. Our session will explore what locally-led peacebuilding is, why it matters and what impact it has.


Through critical conversation and an interactive session, we will collectively challenge our sector’s assumptions and practices.


You will hear from three local peacebuilders about what a locally-led approach means to them, how it has made a difference and what the international community can do to support it.


Speakers include:

Mr. Eddy Byamungu, Local Peacebuilding Advisor and Office Coordinator, Bureau du Soutien pour la Consolidation de la Paix en RDC (Support Office for Peacebuilding in DRC), Goma, North Kivu,

The Support Office has been mapping local organisations across North and South Kivu and creating an active network of peacebuilders and identifying opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge on important issues. As such, they are strengthening a growing ecosystem of peacebuilders who work together effectively.

Ms.Amina Niandou, President, APAC- Niger

Mme Amina Niandou is a human rights activist, working particularly on women’s rights. She is also a journalist, and an expert in development communication and gender and the media. Mme Niandou is the President of the l'Association des Professionnelles Africaines de la Communication- Section Niger (APAC-Niger), and the instigator of the Charter for improving the portrayal of women in the media in Niger. In 2016 she was nominated for the International Prize for Active Women in Africa as “a current women leader in the power of the media”, in recognition of her commitment and contribution to supporting women in and throughout the media.

They will be joined in conversation by Jenny Aulin, who works to strengthen civil society and peacebuilding actors, with a special interest in network building and local ownership. She is currently supporting the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), Geneva, having previously worked for the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative (IPTI), and for many years facilitated collective learning on conflict prevention and human security at the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

Please note all participants and speakers who do not have a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via UNOG registration system - INDICO which will open Monday 30th September 2019 via this link:https://reg.unog.ch/user/register. Step 2: Register for the badge to the Palais des Nations here: https://reg.unog.ch/event/30974/

GDPR: Please note that your registration information will also be shared with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (the key Facilitator of Geneva Peace Week) for the purpose of compiling anonymous statistics on event attendance.

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Palais des Nations

Room VIII

Geneva

Switzerland

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