Panel Discussions - Thursday, November 12, 2009
Development and Armed Violence: East African Perspectives
A policy forum was held at IPI on November 12, 2009 to discuss a new study by World Vision and Project Ploughshares on the nexus between development and armed violence in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.
The study is a major contribution to the growing body of evidence-based research documenting the important link between reducing armed violence and increased effectiveness of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian relief programming.
It also reviewed what was being done to mitigate the armed violence that was inhibiting development in those areas.
“Basically what we are talking about today is that there are development issues here, so to speak, and then there are conflict issues there, and traditionally different people have covered the development issues separately from those that covered the conflict issues,” said Daniel Prins, one of the participants in the forum.
He added, “We need to integrate the work on these traditionally distinct fields of work much more seriously that we have up until now.”
The event had two sponsors in addition to IPI — the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and World Vision International, which collaborated on the Project Ploughshares report.
The speaker was John Siebert, the Executive Director of Project Ploughshares and co-author of the report with Kenneth Epps. The discussants were Morten Wetland, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations; Bill Lowery, Director for Peacebuilding of World Vision International, and Daniel Prins, the Chief of Branch, Conventional Weapons in the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. The moderator was Warren Hoge, IPI’s Vice President and Director of External Relations.
Read full transcript of event (pdf)
World Vision and Project Ploughshares Study: "Addressing Armed Violence in East Africa: A Report on World Vision Peacebuilding, Development and Humanitarian Assistance Programmes" (pdf)
UN Secretary-General report on Armed Violence and Development
The Global Observatory
Defying Spain, Catalans Vote for Independence, But What’s Next?
The unofficial Catalan referendum has raised several questions about Catalonia’s future and its relationship with Madrid.
Key Global Events to Watch in November
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
November 05, 2014
Top-Down Governance Hurts Women, Youth Participation
Governments in the Sahel and Maghreb are still using top-down approaches to governance that make it hard for women and youth to have a say in public life, even though their participation can help their governments’ struggle against instability and extremism.
November 03, 2014
Apakan on Ukraine: "To Be Present Is Important"
On November 3rd, IPI’s Vienna office hosted Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
November 03, 2014
Enhancing Women's Share in Peace and Security
“We did not want to make war safe for women; we wanted to end war for everyone,” Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury said, recalling the goal of a new resolution he introduced as president of the Security Council in the year 2000.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt