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Vital Voices and Partnerships in Sustaining Peace: A Geneva Peace Week Event



No-one can build peace alone. All those engaged in crisis response and peacebuilding need to work in partnership and leverage complementarities The prevention of violent conflict can only be realized through inclusive and participatory peace efforts, underpinned by local ownership of those affected by conflict.

The session will showcase 1) the role of parliament in preventing conflict as an inclusive forum for dialogue to reach political compromise, and 2) the work of the Conflict Analysis Network (CAN) that promotes innovative tools, such as Good Enough Context Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR). It will also consider executive education and community skills facilitating collaboration in support of peace and security.


  • Raphael Igbokwe, Representative of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives, and President of the Forum of Young MPs in Nigeria
  • Jolie-Ruth Morand, Project Coordinator, Sub-Saharan Africa Division, Operations Department, DCAF, Geneva
  • Maya Assaf, Associate Director for Conflict Sensitivity, World Vision International, Lebanon

Moderator: Oliver Jütersonke, Head of Research, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,Geneva

This event is organized by the IPU, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies/Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) and World Vision International. It will take place from 16:15 – 17:30 in Room XI, Palais des Nations.

All participants and speakers who do not have a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the UNOG registration system, INDICO. They will then receive a single badge valid from 7 to 9 November 2018 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2018 without additional registration. 

Register for the event.


Geneva Peace Week