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Annual Conference 2020: Harnessing Potential

  • Oct 15 2020
  • Oct 16 2020
09:00 AM

Opening Plenary

09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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This year, we are honored to welcome Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin of Ireland as the Keynote Speaker for the KPSRL 2020 Annual Conference. Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism.  

The conference will also commence with an opening address by David Mwambari, of King’s College London and the African Leadership Centre. Dr. Mwambari, a dynamic public intellectual and KMF recipient, has been a guide and inspiration to many leaders (both established and aspiring) within the Security & Justice community. 

We also have the privilege of featuring Marriët Schuurman, Director of the Department for Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid, in the day’s program. Mrs. Schuurman will provide the welcoming address as well as feature in a number of session panels throughout the day.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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  • Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group
    Marriët Schuurman
    Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group

    Marriët Schuurman is as Director of the department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for its 4 divisions working on Peacebuilding & Rule of Law, Stability & Security, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs. She is a member of the Advisory Groups of the UN Peace Building Fund, CERF and the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. She is also an Advisory Board member of Women in International Security (WIIS, Brussels). Previously, she served as Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry, and led the Task Force for the Dutch membership of the UN Security Council, in 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, she served as NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, and until 2014, as the Dutch Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia.

  • Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism
    Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin
    Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism

    Special Rapporteur, Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, is a University Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota; holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; and Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is concurrently a professor of law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Law.

    Ms. Ní Aoláin served as a representative of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at domestic war crimes trials in Bosnia (1996-97). In 2003, she was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peacemaking. In 2011, she was appointed jointly by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and UN WOMEN to prepare a Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence. In 2015, she was appointed by the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims to lead an Expert Review on Reparations to victims in the Court’s first case.

  • Lecturer of African Security and Leadership Studies at The African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King’s College London (UK)
    David Mwambari
    Lecturer of African Security and Leadership Studies at The African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King’s College London (UK)

    David Mwambari is a Lecturer of African Security and Leadership Studies at The African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King’s College London (UK). He is a by-fellow at Churchill College Cambridge University (UK) and a Diaspora Fellow at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Senegal). He is core-faculty at the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights (UK and USA). He was previously an FWO postdoctoral research fellow at Ghent University (Belgium) and taught at the United States International University–Africa (Kenya), Shawnee State University (USA), Syracuse University (USA) and La Trobe University (Australia).

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10:45 AM

Financial Accountability for Serious Human Rights Abuses

10:45 AM - 11:45 PM
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Torture and serious human rights abuses are often associated with financial flows. Yet, rarely are these illicit profits confiscated or do victims rarely reparations (including financial compensation). This session will explore potential models to promote financial accountability, by depriving perpetrators of illicit profits and, where possible, paying these to victims.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
10:45 AM - 11:45 PM
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  • Head of Law at REDRESS
    Alejandra Vicente
    Head of Law at REDRESS

    Alejandra Vicente is Head of Law at REDRESS since November 2018. Previously she was Legal Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), where she oversaw strategic litigation of human rights cases before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights. She is a member of the secretariat of the GQUAL campaign, which seeks to achieve gender parity in the composition of international courts and human rights tribunals.

  • Legal Consultant at REDRESS
    Jonny McQuitty
    Legal Consultant at REDRESS

    Jonny McQuitty is a Legal Consultant to REDRESS. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, with extensive experience of international litigation, including mass claimant litigation before national courts (the English High Court, Court of Appeal, and UK Supreme Court), and public internal law disputes before international courts and tribunals. He is a graduate of Oxford University (MA Oriental Studies).

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Protecting Civic Space: A Global Discussion

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Short panel presentations from Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Israel Palestine, exploring how to protect civil society engagement and expression, will be followed by questions and discussion. This event will build on the AFSC webinar series ‘Under the Mask’, which is investigating the exploitation of COVID-19 to restrict civil society.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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  • Consultant, American Friends Service Committee
    Lucy Roberts
    Consultant, American Friends Service Committee

    Lucy Roberts has worked mainly in Asia, but also in the Middle East and Africa for over 20 years, initially in development and inclusion, and later moving into the peacebuilding field, for the past decade with British and American Quakers. Lucy has now returned home to the UK and continues her work as a consultant. She is a Trustee with Sense International, and sits on the Council of 'Rethinking Security'.

  • Israel Program Coordinator for American Friends Service Committee
    Sahar Vardi
    Israel Program Coordinator for American Friends Service Committee

    Sahar Vardi is Israel Program Coordinator for AFSC and is a peace activist who has served three prison sentences for refusal to be conscripted into Israel's military service. Sahar is active on other Human Rights causes in Israel and the Palestinian territories, having begun at the age of 14 to join protests at the weekly marches of the villagers of Bil'in. Her work is recognized by the Nobel Women's Initiative.

  • Human Rights Activist
    Ruki Fernando
    Human Rights Activist

    Ruki Fernando is a human rights activist from Sri Lanka. He has supported campaigns and advocacy of survivors, victim’s families and war affected communities in asserting and advancing civic space. He has also been involved in documenting rights violations and writing in citizens websites, national press, and interviews. He has been involved in protecting human rights defenders and journalists at risk and is also a lecturer on human rights.

  • Founder and Director of Peace Generation
    Teresa Ma
    Founder and Director of Peace Generation

    Teresa Ma is founder and a director of Peace Generation, a civil society organisation whose mission is to foster sustainable peace in Hong Kong. Before entering the peacebuilding field several years ago, she was a lawyer focused on complex corporate transactions. She has qualified as a mediator and currently serves on the board of and advises several NGOs focussed on poverty, community resilience and the arts.

  • Regional Director, Africa for AFSC
    Kennedy Akolo
    Regional Director, Africa for AFSC

    Kennedy Akolo is regional director, Africa for AFSC, and a development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience. With AFSC Kennedy provides strategic and creative leadership to lay the groundwork for long term peace with justice. Kennedy holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development from United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Kenyatta University, also in Nairobi.   

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Making Psychosocial Healing Central to Advancing Peace

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Despite growing evidence of the positive links between mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and peacebuilding, interventions in both fields are largely implemented in isolation of one another. The potential of building and sustaining peace by integrating them is immense, and still remains to be fully harnessed.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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  • Peacebuilding Advisor with ZOA
    Corita Corbijn
    Peacebuilding Advisor with ZOA

    Corita Corbijn is working as Peacebuilding Advisor with ZOA, an organisation working in conflict and post conflict countries on relief and recovery. She is providing support to ZOA country offices and partners with their peacebuilding work, including with community based MHPSS, informal justice systems and gender-based violence.

  • Co-founder, International Institute for Community Based Sociotherapy
    Yolanda van den Broek
    Co-founder, International Institute for Community Based Sociotherapy

    Yolanda is the co-founder of the International Institute for Community Based Sociotherapy and has over 20 years of experience in the MHPSS sector. She worked in various contexts including the Netherlands, Cameroon, Chad, and other post-conflict settings. After experiencing first-hand how community-based sociotherapy is positively changing lives and contributing to more peaceful communities, Yolanda endorses the participants’ statements that community-based sociotherapy is THE answer to more peaceful and inclusive societies.

  • Humanitarian and Development Aid Professional
    Hend Maaytah
    Humanitarian and Development Aid Professional

    Hend Maaytah is a humanitarian and development aid professional with 12 years of experience working with international and national organisations in Jordan. She is a Senior Programme Manager at Mercy Corps Jordan, with a wide range of expertise, including in child protection and psychosocial support for refugees. Hend played a key role in the establishment of Mercy Corps’ MHPSS programming model in Jordan.

  • Manager of Mercy Corps Education and Youth Portfolio in Iraq
    Omar Al-Tal
    Manager of Mercy Corps Education and Youth Portfolio in Iraq

    Omar is a humanitarian aid worker with experience in Iraq, Jordan and Greece. Specialised in education, child protection, youth programming and psychosocial assistance, Omar currently manages Mercy Corps Education and Youth portfolio in Iraq. Omar is passionate about putting forward the voices of youth, adolescents and children as advocates for peace, and supporting their efforts to define safe spaces and build self-reliance.

  • Executive Director, Community Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda)
    Lucie Nzaramba
    Executive Director, Community Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda)

    Lucie Nzaramba is the Executive Director of Community Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda). Lucie has extensive experience in the implementation, management and development of community-based sociotherapy programs in Rwanda, with special expertise on gender. She holds an MA in development studies and BA in sociology.

  • Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group
    Marriët Schuurman
    Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group

    Marriët Schuurman is as Director of the department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for its 4 divisions working on Peacebuilding & Rule of Law, Stability & Security, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs. She is a member of the Advisory Groups of the UN Peace Building Fund, CERF and the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. She is also an Advisory Board member of Women in International Security (WIIS, Brussels). Previously, she served as Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry, and led the Task Force for the Dutch membership of the UN Security Council, in 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, she served as NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, and until 2014, as the Dutch Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia.

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12:00 PM

Measuring Social Impacts in FCAS

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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The goal of the session is to test and further develop a new approach to social impact measurement in FCAS, based on human security and positive peace through debating this novel methodology with end-users.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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  • Senior Policy Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS
    Mary Martin
    Senior Policy Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS

    Dr. Mary Martin is Senior Policy Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS. Her monograph, ‘Corporate Peace. How global business shapes a hostile world’, published in 2020, looks at examples worldwide of private sector impacts on peace and human security.

  • CEO of FCS Impact and Director of the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)
    Marcel Smits
    CEO of FCS Impact and Director of the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)

    Marcel is the CEO of FCS Impact and Director of the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in NL that has partnered with LSE-Ideas and the UN Human Security Unit on the Human Security Business Partnerships. Prior to this, he was the Policy Specialist on Private Sector and Conflict at Oxfam NL. Marcel has over 20 years experience working on sustainable social and economic development in Fragile and Conflict-affected States.

  • Founder of Bureau Van Dorp, Bureau Van Dorp
    Mark van Dorp
    Founder of Bureau Van Dorp, Bureau Van Dorp

    Mark has a background in economics, with 25 years of experience in responsible and conflict-sensitive business, value chain analysis and business & human rights. Mark has worked with companies, UN organizations, IFC, NGOs and governments in Africa, Latin-America and the Middle East. In 2017, Mark founded Bureau Van Dorp, specializing in fragile and conflict-affected settings. He is closely involved in the Human Security Business Partnership project of LSE IDEAS.

  • Head of Sustainability Credit Risk at ABN AMRO
    Anne Stikkers
    Head of Sustainability Credit Risk at ABN AMRO

    Anne Stikkers is a specialist in environmental and social due diligence. After gaining experience at the UN on the Business & Human Rights agenda, she has since worked to put this into practice. Currently, as the head of Sustainability Credit Risk at ABN AMRO she screens and engages with the bank’s corporate clients on their environmental and social risk management and performance.

  • Product Manager at ESG Research Firm Sustainalytics
    Remco Slim
    Product Manager at ESG Research Firm Sustainalytics

    Remco Slim is product manager at ESG research firm Sustainalytics where he is responsible for its Global Standards Screening which assesses whether companies have complied with international norms in areas such as the environment, human rights, labour practices and business ethics standards. Next to this he is also an active member of the NJCM, the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), in the working group Human Rights & Business.

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Legal Education: Reforming Pretrial Detention in Nigeria

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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Nigeria has one of the world’s highest rates of pretrial detention, with many cases dragging on for years without resolution. This narrative workshop examines solutions that expand access to justice in Nigerian prisons. Participants will share innovative strategies that use legal education to clear administrative backlogs and empower unsentenced detainees.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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  • Artist, Researcher and Founder of Aardschap Foundation
    Melle Smets
    Artist, Researcher and Founder of Aardschap Foundation

    Melle Smets is an artist, researcher and founder of Aardschap Foundation. He has led numerous creative collectives across Europe, South America, and Africa. Using existing social structures and local customs as a starting point, Smets triggers wider participation in shaping our environment. Smets lectured at universities and art institutes, and was head of department at the temporary Masters at the Sandberg institute in Amsterdam.

  • ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow at the World Justice Project
    Joseph Haley
    ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow at the World Justice Project

    Dr. Haley is the ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow at the World Justice Project. He is the Program Manager for WJP's Rule of Law Solutions Initiative, a global qualitative research program that uses storytelling to share effective practices to expand access to justice, fight corruption, and reform criminal justice. Prior to joining WJP, he was an instructor of literature and expository writing. Joe holds a PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Researcher (PhD in Criminology) and Head of Research at Aardschap Foundation
    Joost van Onna
    Researcher (PhD in Criminology) and Head of Research at Aardschap Foundation

    Dr. Joost van Onna is a researcher (PhD in criminology) and head of research at Aardschap Foundation. He is a Research Fellow at VU University in Amsterdam and Senior Advisor at the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service. His research focuses on action research, criminal development, informal (justice) systems, rule of law and finding ways to increase access and quality of the justice system.

  • Executive Secretary of the LPILP
    Funmi Ayeni
    Executive Secretary of the LPILP

    Funmi Ayeni is the Executive Secretary of the LPILP. She has developed several programs aimed at tackling factors which impede access to justice in Nigeria. She founded the Lagos Pro Bono Week. Funmi obtained her LL.B and LL.M. degrees at the University of Warwick and University of California, Berkeley respectively. She also has a Public Interest and Social Justice certificate from Berkeley and is a member of the Nigerian Bar.

  • Program Director at NULAI Nigeria and a Board Member at GAJE
    Odi Lagi
    Program Director at NULAI Nigeria and a Board Member at GAJE

    Odi Lagi, is a development professional and human rights advocate with over 17 years experience promoting human rights-based programming in Nigeria. She is the Program Director at NULAI Nigeria and a Board Member at GAJE. She holds the MA in Human Rights, Central European University; diploma in Development Leadership, Coady International Institute; and diploma in Social Innovation, UN University of Peace. She has been an OSJI Human Rights Fellow.

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12:30 PM

Enhanced Integration of MHPSS in Peacebuilding | Including Address by Min. Kaag

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
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The Netherlands promotes integration of mental health and psychosocial support in peacebuilding efforts. During this session, recommendations for the UN Peacebuilding Architecture Review, developed with a multidisciplinary Task Force, are shared. These may also give new entry points for your work, including on prevention and access to justice. Follow-up meetings will provide space for reaction and exchange.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
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  • Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands
    Minister Sigrid Kaag
    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands

    Sigrid Kaag is the Minster for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands.

    Sigrid Kaag has held a series of international positions over the course of her career, including Program Manager and Head of Donor Relations at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jerusalem, UN Political Affairs Section of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and senior UN adviser in Khartoum and Nairobi. She dedicated five years of her career at UNICEF, where she held various positions, including Deputy Director of the Program Division and Chief of Staff in New York, and Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa in Amman. Mrs Kaag then served as Assistant Secretary-General for the UN Development Program (UNDP) in New York. From October 2013 to September 2014 Mrs Kaag, as UN Under-Secretary-General, led the mission to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria. After this mission was completed, in 2015, she became Under Secretary-General in Lebanon with responsibility for all UN activities in the country, specifically the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

  • Chief Executive Officer REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative)
    Patrick Onyango Mangen
    Chief Executive Officer REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative)
  • John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace  | International Conflict Research Institute Ulster University | Transitional Justice Institute | Board Member Impunity Watch
    Brandon Hamber
    John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace | International Conflict Research Institute Ulster University | Transitional Justice Institute | Board Member Impunity Watch

    Professor Brandon Hamber is the John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace at Ulster University based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) in Northern Ireland. He trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa. He has undertaken consulting and research work, and participated in various peace and reconciliation initiatives in multiple countries. He has written extensively on psychosocial issues, and carried out a multi-year study on psychosocial issues and peacebuilding. The results were published in 2015 in the book Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding published by Springer, and a further book on South African case studies. He is a member of Dutch Government’s Task Team on MHPSS.

  • Special Envoy for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crises
    Paul Bekkers
    Special Envoy for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crises

    Ambassador Paul Bekkers is Special Envoy for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in crisis situations and leads the Corona Taskforce at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Development Co-operation of the Netherlands. Over the past four years, until March 2020, he was Deputy Head of the Secretariat at the OSCE in Vienna. Since March he is Special Envoy for MHPSS. In the years before 2016, he has been Director for Health, Gender and Civil Society, Ambassador for HIV/Aids and SRHR, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Malaysia, Poland and Belarus.

  • Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group
    Marriët Schuurman
    Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group

    Marriët Schuurman is as Director of the department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for its 4 divisions working on Peacebuilding & Rule of Law, Stability & Security, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs. She is a member of the Advisory Groups of the UN Peace Building Fund, CERF and the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. She is also an Advisory Board member of Women in International Security (WIIS, Brussels). Previously, she served as Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry, and led the Task Force for the Dutch membership of the UN Security Council, in 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, she served as NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, and until 2014, as the Dutch Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia.

  • Head, Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding & Responsive Institutions (CPPRI) , Crisis Bureau UNDP
    Samuel Rizk
    Head, Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding & Responsive Institutions (CPPRI) , Crisis Bureau UNDP

    Samuel Rizk is the Head of Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding & Responsive Institutions (CPPRI) at the UNDP Crisis Bureau in New York. Prior to this position he has served as the Manager of the UNDP/RBAS Sub-Regional Response Facility (SRF) based in Amman, Jordan, supporting the organization’s regional response to the Syria crisis, in close collaboration with UNHCR. From July 2015 to October 2017, Sam was the UNDP Country Director in Syria, and prior to that, from 2012 to 2015 he served as Senior Programme Advisor with the RBAS in New York. Sam also served as Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) in Sudan (2010-2012) and as Conflict Prevention Advisor in Yemen (2009-2010). Sam holds a BA in Political Science from Hanover College (Indiana, USA), an MA in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University (2012).

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02:00 PM

Measuring Progress and Results of Transitional Justice

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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This session addresses the types of data that can be realistically collected in fragile and conflict-affected settings where transitional justice processes are often implemented. It will discuss appropriate indicators, how evidence could better inform policy options, and how measurement of transitional justice fits within the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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  • Development Practitioner, Researcher, and ICTJ’s Resident Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Expert
    Mateo Porciúncula
    Development Practitioner, Researcher, and ICTJ’s Resident Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Expert

    Mateo Porciúncula is a development practitioner, researcher, and ICTJ’s resident design, monitoring, and evaluation expert. Mateo has worked in the development field since 2007, including advising UNDP, PAHO, governments and other development aid international organizations. Mateo holds a master’s degree in Development Evaluation and Management from the Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp and a B.A. in Political Science from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay.

  • Peacebuilding Consultant
    Salif Nimaga
    Peacebuilding Consultant

    Salif Nimaga is a Peacebuilding Consultant with more than 15 years of academic and programming experience in the areas of peacebuilding and transitional justice. A lawyer and sociologist by training, Salif is an accomplished DM&E professional providing support to conflict analysis, strategic programme design, theories of change, conflict-sensitive monitoring as well as formal evaluations. He recently finished a thematic review of TJ projects supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund.

  • Tunisian Researcher and Activist
    Ibtihel Abdellatif
    Tunisian Researcher and Activist

    Ibtihel Abdellatif is a Tunisian researcher and activist. She was founder and president of the organization Nisa’ Tounsiat. She is a former commissioner at the Tunisia Truth and Dignity Commission where she was President of its Women Committee.

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University
    Geoff Dancy
    Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University

    Dr. Geoff Dancy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. He studies international human rights law, international tribunals, transitional justice, and pragmatism. His work uses evidence to demonstrate that, despite persistent criticism from left and right, human rights institutions have produced positive impacts in the world. He is a former director and current consultant for the Transitional Justice Research Collaborative.

  • Head of Programs at Refugee Project, Uganda
    Devota Nuwe
    Head of Programs at Refugee Project, Uganda

    Devota works as the Head of Programs at Refugee Project. She has worked with refugees and in the humanitarian sector for the past 15 years.. Devota is  a member of the World Refugee Council and previously worked at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, IOM and UNHCR. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Uganda and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Kent, England.  

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Leveraging Grievances to Maintain Peace and Development

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Ombuds institutions can serve as a “thermometer of society” as they handle immense amounts of data concerning the governance of the security sector. This panel discusses how this data can be used to proactively identify “hotspots” within society and to measure progress in implementing the SDGs more generally.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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  • National Ombudswoman of Costa Rica
    Catalina Crespo
    National Ombudswoman of Costa Rica

    Catalina Crespo is the National Ombudswoman of Costa Rica where she works ensuring that human rights are respected and at the forefront of the country’s agenda. She previously was a senior gender and youth specialist working on the prevention of violent conflict at the World Bank. Additionally she is a co-author for the World Bank and UN’s global study: "Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict".

  • Chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice and Secretary-General of African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA)
    Florence Kajuju
    Chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice and Secretary-General of African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA)

    Hon. Kajuju is the Chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice and Secretary-General of African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA). An Advocate with over 20 years’ experience. She holds an LLB from the University of Nairobi and PostGraduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law. She previously served in Parliament as the Women Representative for Meru County and as the Vice-President of Law Society of Kenya.

  • National Ombudsman of the Netherlands
    Reinier van Zutphen
    National Ombudsman of the Netherlands

    Reinier van Zutphen is the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands since 2015. After studying at the School of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, he has gained extensive experience as a judge in several courts in the Netherlands and has fulfilled several international posts in Curacao and Luxembourg. He was also chairman of the Dutch Association for the Judiciary and president of the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry.

  • Assistant Director and Head of the Policy and Research Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
    Hans Born
    Assistant Director and Head of the Policy and Research Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

    Hans Born (Phd) is Assistant Director and Head of the Policy and Research Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance. He has led policy research on human rights, accountability and security sector governance for the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament.

  • Research Assistant at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
    Alexandra Preperier
    Research Assistant at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

    Alexandra Preperier is a Research Assistant at DCAF, where she works on the linkages between SSG/R and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, with a focus on the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Prior to joining DCAF, she conducted research for organisations such as the International Crisis Group and the Organization of American States. Alexandra holds a dual Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and the University of St. Gallen.

  • Deputy Director of the Directorate for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Dutch MFA
    Lex Gerts
    Deputy Director of the Directorate for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Dutch MFA
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A Peacebuilding Global Impact Framework: Mission Impossible?

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Search for Common Ground has recently launched a Global Impact Framework to to better understand and articulate the impact our programmatic interventions have on conflict dynamics and to use that knowledge to drive decision-making as a field. Join this session to learn how to apply the Framework to your work.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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  • Search for Common Ground's Director of the Institutional Learning Team based in Brussels
    Adrienne Lemon
    Search for Common Ground's Director of the Institutional Learning Team based in Brussels

    Dr Adrienne Lemon is Search for Common Ground's Director of the Institutional Learning Team based in Brussels. Adrienne oversees the quality of global program design, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as all research and learning across the organization. Adrienne joined Search in 2013 as Regional DME Specialist for the East, Central, and Southern Africa. Prior to Search, Adrienne conducted her PhD research in Burundi on political participation during civil war.

  • DME for Peace Project Manager at Search for Common Ground based in London
    Jack Farrell
    DME for Peace Project Manager at Search for Common Ground based in London

    Jack Farrell is the DME for Peace Project Manager at Search for Common Ground based in London. DME for Peace is a global community of practitioners, evaluators and academics that share best and emerging practices on how to design, monitor and evaluate peacebuilding programs. Prior to Search, Jack worked in political campaign organising and strategic communications in the United States & Northern Ireland.

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03:15 PM

Human Rights and the Use of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
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This session will discuss the findings of the KMF-funded project focused on human rights implications of the use of biometrics in counter-terrorism, conducted in support of the Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights and explore ways to further a human-rights-based approach to existing, emerging and future uses of biometrics.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
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  • Co-Founder of Human Security Collective
    Fulco van Deventer
    Co-Founder of Human Security Collective

    Fulco van Deventer is co-founder of Human Security Collective and works on the nexus security-development. He is focused on the impact that counter-terrorism measures have on civil society and facilitates governments and civil society on countering and preventing violent extremism. He has a background in psychology and organizational development and has worked extensively in conflict areas to help civil society organizations build their capacity on conflict transformation.

  • Strategy Lead at Privacy International; Lawyer and PhD in International Law from the University of Geneva
    Ilia Siatitsa
    Strategy Lead at Privacy International; Lawyer and PhD in International Law from the University of Geneva

    Dr. Ilia Siatitsa leads one of the key strategic areas at PI that – using litigation, research and advocacy – contests governments exploitation of unprecedented surveillance capabilities that outstrip the safeguards for people’s rights. She further explores the impact of new technologies on human rights beyond the right to privacy. Ilia is a qualified lawyer in Greece and has a PhD in International Law from the University of Geneva.

  • Danish member of the European Parliament, representing The Danish Social Liberal Party Radikale Venstre
    Karen Melchior
    Danish member of the European Parliament, representing The Danish Social Liberal Party Radikale Venstre

    Karen Melchior is a Danish member of the European Parliament, representing The Danish Social Liberal Party Radikale Venstre. She is the Renew Europe coordinator for the Legal Affairs committee and is also a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. As a MEP, Ms. Melchior is invested in the legal work concerning digital technology and Artificial Intelligence, especially consumer protection in the era of digitalization.

  • Senior Researcher at the Data Privacy Brazil Research Association
    Daniela Eilberg
    Senior Researcher at the Data Privacy Brazil Research Association

    Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Administration and Criminology at PUCRS. LLM (Master of Laws) at PUCRS (2018). Visiting Professional Programme at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2018). Bachelor’s Degree in Law at UFRGS Law School (2016). International Visiting student at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2014). Human Rights Defender and Criminal Defense Attorney. Senior Researcher at the Data Privacy Brazil Research Association.

  • Programme Officer at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC
    Joaquin Zuckerberg
    Programme Officer at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC

    Joaquin Zuckerberg is a programme officer at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC. He previously workedas a lawyer representing victims of terrorism, genocide, crimes against humanity and other serious humanrights violations. He holds an LL.M. from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. He received his M.A. in International Development at Carleton University and his B.A. in International Affairs from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Senior Human Rights Officer with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
    Edward J. Flynn
    Senior Human Rights Officer with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

    Edward J. Flynn is the Senior Human Rights Officer with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which supports the work of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee in New York. He coordinates a team looking at human rights and counter-terrorism issues, including issues connected to terrorist incitement, violent extremism, and gender mainstreaming. Prior to serving with CTED, Mr. Flynn was adviser on human rights and counter-terrorism at OHCHR in Geneva.

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Scaling Maskani: Digital Peacebuilding in Kenya

03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
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This workshop focuses on gathering your ideas on scaling the impact of young voters in countering the polarization and hate speech in Kenya in advance of the 2022 presidential elections. Maskani is an on-going initiative that currently includes 60 trained university students who are now carrying out digital peacebuilding

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
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  • Director of Build Up
    Michaela Ledesma
    Director of Build Up

    Michaela is a Chicana peacebuilder from the Pacific NW region of the USA. For more than two decades, she has supported conflict transformation initiatives led by civil society, government, INGOs, and the UN in 20+ contexts across five continents. At Build Up, Michaela nurtures a nonviolent, values-driven, and collaborative approach to programs and organizational culture that seeks to transform complex systemic and ethical challenges deeply-rooted in the field of peacebuilding.

  • Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security-Rongo University
    Fredrick Ogenga
    Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security-Rongo University

    Dr. Fredrick Ogenga is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security-Rongo University and President of the Peacemaker Corps Foundation Kenya. Ogenga is widely published in the area of media, democracy, peace and security. Currently, he is championing Pan-African philosophical and methodological approaches to media (including digital media) and peacebuilding in Africa.

  • Senior Advisor at Build Up
    Jerry McCann
    Senior Advisor at Build Up

    Jerry McCann brings a depth of understanding and experience in both peacebuilding and engineering to peace initiatives around the world. Jerry is currently Senior Advisor for Build Up, an organization pioneering ways to bring technology into peacebuilding. Through his work with Build Up, he continues to demonstrate ways that engineering, management science and peacebuilding can not only compliment but elevate peace, development and stability in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

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People-Centered Justice in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
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Justice actors are in the front lines of pandemic response. Economic recovery requires resolving justice problems related to employment, bankruptcy, debts. Calls for justice resonate globally as people challenge unfair systems. This panel aims to help justice leaders find innovative ways to meet the moment and provide justice for all.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
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  • Founding Director of The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL)
    Sam Muller
    Founding Director of The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL)

    Sam Muller is founding director of HiiL. An international lawyer by training, Sam works on justice strategy & innovation at the highest political levels, connecting knowledge about needs & what works with change processes that make a difference. He has worked for governments, international businesses and leading civil society organisations. Sam also led the setting up of the Justice Leadership Foundation and the Wildlife Justice Commission.

  • Director General of the Andean Commission of Jurists, member of Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague & Inter-American Dialogue
    Diego García-Sayán
    Director General of the Andean Commission of Jurists, member of Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague & Inter-American Dialogue

    Former Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Diego García-Sayán played a key role in Peru’s democratic transition process. He was Judge&President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for two consecutive terms. In January 2017 he was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. He's Director General of the Andean Commission of Jurists, member of Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague & Inter-American Dialogue.

  • Professor at Law & Political Science & International Relationships at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Gustavo Maurino
    Professor at Law & Political Science & International Relationships at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

    Gustavo Maurino served as national director for access to justice at the Ministry of Justice & Human Rights of Argentina. He was co-founder & co-director of the Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, an NGO dedicated to furthering democratic practices & rule of law. He was director of Public Interest Law Clinic at Palermo University, and is a Professor at Law & Political Science & International Relationships at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

  • Senior Rule of Law Advisor at USAID
    Andrew Solomon
    Senior Rule of Law Advisor at USAID

    Andrew Solomon's a Senior Rule of Law Advisor at USAID where he plays a leading role in developing strategies, designing activities, and deploying innovative solutions to close justice gaps, combat impunity and insecurity, and strengthen trust in justice institutions. Prior, Andrew worked for the American Society of International Law, American Bar Association, the Brookings Institution, Office of the High Representative in Bosnia, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • Barrister at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in Constitutional, Public Interest & Family Law
    Sara Hossain
    Barrister at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in Constitutional, Public Interest & Family Law

    Sara Hossain's a barrister practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in constitutional, public interest & family law. She’s Deputy Head of Chambers, Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates and pro bono Executive Director of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust. Sara's a member of UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, Advisory Board of OSJI&Bureau of South Asians for Human Rights. She writes on public interest law,access to justice,women’s rights and freedom of expression.

  • Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group
    Marriët Schuurman
    Director of Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch MFA | Member of UN Peace Building Fund Advisory Group

    Marriët Schuurman is as Director of the department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for its 4 divisions working on Peacebuilding & Rule of Law, Stability & Security, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs. She is a member of the Advisory Groups of the UN Peace Building Fund, CERF and the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. She is also an Advisory Board member of Women in International Security (WIIS, Brussels). Previously, she served as Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry, and led the Task Force for the Dutch membership of the UN Security Council, in 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, she served as NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, and until 2014, as the Dutch Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia.

  • Executive Director, Legal Development Network, Ukraine
    Yevgen Poltenko
    Executive Director, Legal Development Network, Ukraine

    Yevgen Poltenko is the Executive Director of the Legal Development Network (LDN), an association of Ukrainian non-governmental organizations working on improving access to justice including focal points on legal aid, legal education, legal empowerment, and community legal support. Currently, the Network includes 23 organizations operating in 15 national regions. Prior to joining the LDN, Yevgen worked for several charities, as well as financial and government agencies. He has more than ten years of experience in both local and national project implementation and in organizational development of NGOs. Yevgen has actively participated in several successful national advocacy campaigns aimed at a range of themes including corporate social responsibility, volunteerism legislation, and charity frameworks and regulations. Yevgen's professional interests include community based security initiatives, research on community legal needs, local initiatives improving access to justice, and the development and implementation of strategies for civil society groups. He holds a Master's degree in International Economics from Kharkiv National University and a Master's in Nonprofit Organizations Management from Ukrainian Catholic University. He is an invited lecturer at the Central European University (the Legal Empowerment Leadership Course).

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04:45 PM

Closing Plenary

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
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At this time, Special Rapporteur, Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, and David Mwambari will give the closing addresses for Day 1 of KPAC20.

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Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
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  • Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism
    Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin
    Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism

    Special Rapporteur, Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, is a University Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota; holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; and Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is concurrently a professor of law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Law.

    Ms. Ní Aoláin served as a representative of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at domestic war crimes trials in Bosnia (1996-97). In 2003, she was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as Special Expert on promoting gender equality in times of conflict and peacemaking. In 2011, she was appointed jointly by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and UN WOMEN to prepare a Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence. In 2015, she was appointed by the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims to lead an Expert Review on Reparations to victims in the Court’s first case.

  • Lecturer of African Security and Leadership Studies at The African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King’s College London (UK)
    David Mwambari
    Lecturer of African Security and Leadership Studies at The African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King’s College London (UK)

    David Mwambari is a Lecturer of African Security and Leadership Studies at The African Leadership Centre in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King’s College London (UK). He is a by-fellow at Churchill College Cambridge University (UK) and a Diaspora Fellow at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Senegal). He is core-faculty at the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights (UK and USA). He was previously an FWO postdoctoral research fellow at Ghent University (Belgium) and taught at the United States International University–Africa (Kenya), Shawnee State University (USA), Syracuse University (USA) and La Trobe University (Australia).

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09:30 AM

Virtual Welcome to Day 2

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
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Head of Office, Megan Price, will give a virtual welcome to our second KPAC20 day. At this time, participants can re-familiarize with the online platform and its networking features.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
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  • Head of Office, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
    Megan Price
    Head of Office, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law

    Megan is Head of the Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform for Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL). In this role she works to strengthen relationships across different communities of practice, and to encourage synergy as well as constructive debate with the goal of improving international security and rule of law policy and implementation.

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10:00 AM

Engaging Across Paradigms: New Technologies in East Africa

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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The session brings together different perspectives on the impact of new technologies on security governance in East Africa. Contrasting Western and non-Western cooperation approaches, we engage with potentially conflicting security regimes in a region where various sets of actors aim to establish technological and normative standards for the continent.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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  • Associate Researcher in Conflict Transformation at the Berghof Foundation
    Karoline Eickhoff
    Associate Researcher in Conflict Transformation at the Berghof Foundation

    Dr. Karoline Eickhoff is an Associate Researcher in the programme for Conflict Transformation Research at the Berghof Foundation. She conducts research on South-South-Cooperation in the context of the research project „Security Doctrines in a Changing World: Exploring Western and Asian Policy Strategies towards Africa“, in cooperation with the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin.

  • Project Coordinator for the Berghof Foundation
    Kasahun Dender Melese
    Project Coordinator for the Berghof Foundation

    Kasahun Dender Melese is currently working as Project Coordinator for the Berghof Foundation project “Strengthening the Political Transition and Reform Process in Ethiopia”. Kasahun Dender Melese has served for four years as Deputy Executive Director of the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC), an Ethiopian-based public-policy think tank. Previously, he has served the Ethiopian public sector for 20 years in different capacities.

  • Director of Programs at Media INK
    Abdilaziz Musa Yusuf
    Director of Programs at Media INK

    Abdilaziz Musa Yusuf is Director of Programs at Media INK, which is the first Somali media development organization and a spin-off of Free Press Unlimited. Media INK aims to build a society with a credible and trusted pluralistic media landscape, free access to information and an unhindered freedom of expression.

  • Executive Director of Ushahidi
    Angela Oduor Lungati
    Executive Director of Ushahidi

    Angela Oduor Lungati is a technologist, community builder and an open source software advocate. With over 10 years experience, she currently serves as the Executive Director at Ushahidi, a global non-profit technology company that builds tools for democratising information, increasing transparency and lowering barriers for individuals to raise their voices. 

  • Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand
    Iginio Gagliardone
    Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand

    Prof. Dr. Iginio Gagliardone is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His past and current research projects have explored the role of new media in peace-building and state-building in East Africa and the increasing role of emerging powers, especially China, in shaping the development of information societies in Africa.

  • Junior Professor for Political Science & Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin
    Tobias Berger
    Junior Professor for Political Science & Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin

    Prof. Dr. Tobias Berger is Junior Professor for Political Science with reference to the Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script”.

  • Research Associate with the Clingendael Institute
    Sanne van der Lugt
    Research Associate with the Clingendael Institute

    Dr. Sanne van der Lugt works as Research Associate with the Clingendael Institute. Her research is aimed at the consequences of China’s re-emergence as a global power for Europe, with a special focus on China’s economic activities in Africa.

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Protecting our Justice Data

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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In the Big Data era, the information we collect in the justice sector is at an extra high risk of being misappropriated, misused or jeopardized. In this collaborative session with data enthusiasts, we will empathize with affected actors on how we should protect our justice data.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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  • Digital Security and ICT Consultant based in Uganda
    Gole Andrew
    Digital Security and ICT Consultant based in Uganda

    Gole Andrew is a Digital Security and ICT Consultant based in Uganda and supporting numerous grassroots organizations in Uganda and other parts of East Africa. The work he does revolves around making digital technology safe for special interest groups like women, journalists, activists, human rights defenders, children, sexual minorities, and disabled persons among others. He is the Co-founder of Encrypt Uganda, a digital rights organization that aims at providing protection measures to the ever-increasing digital threats against at-risk groups. He is also the Founder/ Director of DIG/SEC initiative, an organization that strives to enhance the capacity of grassroots human rights defenders to overcome digital security and safety challenges.

  • Project Manager on the Digital Human Rights Lab at Future Challenges, Berlin
    Oluwatobiloba Adeleke
    Project Manager on the Digital Human Rights Lab at Future Challenges, Berlin

    Oluwatobiloba is a Project Manager on the Digital Human Rights Lab at Future Challenges, Berlin. Her expertise centres around the intersection of digitisation and the society in the African context. In particular, she works on issues related to digitisation and human rights, as well as issues surrounding the digital inclusion of minority and marginalised groups in Africa. Oluwatobiloba is also a doctoral researcher at the Humboldt University of Berlin where she is completing her research on the intersection of inequalities in Nigeria and South Africa.

  • Co-Founder and CEO of SEMA
    Nathalie Dijkman
    Co-Founder and CEO of SEMA

    Nathalie is a social entrepreneur who has worked in the justice and human rights sector as an innovator and researcher for the last eight years. She is the co-founder and CEO of SEMA, an accountability initiative leveraging new technologies to collect citizen feedback data, which has been used by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Uganda Police Force and the Kampala Capital City Authority. SEMA was the youngest organisation ever to receive the international Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in 2019 in the category of 'innovation'. Nathalie also helped set up the global Justice Accelerator at the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law, and recently also set up the Amsterdam Law Hub at the University of Amsterdam - two innovation engines for the justice sector.

  • Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa
    Aidan Eyakuze
    Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa

    Aidan Eyakuze, an economist, is Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa. Twaweza works to enable children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Aidan is a member of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. He is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. He has 15 years of experience as a scenario practitioner, through participation in national scenario-building projects in East Africa, South Africa and Nigeria.

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11:45 AM

The Next KPSRL - Community Consultation

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
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A new iteration of the KPSRL will be launched in 2021, and we want to test some ideas with you. This is your chance, as a member of our SRoL community, to give your input on how the Platform should work and what it should offer as of 2021 and beyond.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
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  • Head of Office, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
    Megan Price
    Head of Office, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law

    Megan is Head of the Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform for Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL). In this role she works to strengthen relationships across different communities of practice, and to encourage synergy as well as constructive debate with the goal of improving international security and rule of law policy and implementation.

  • Head of the Clingendael Conflict Research Unit (CRU)
    Mariska van Beijnum
    Head of the Clingendael Conflict Research Unit (CRU)
    • Mariska Head of the Clingendael Conflict Research Unit (CRU) and a Consortium Partner for the KPSRL. As a researcher, she focuses on aid architecture and effectiveness issues in fragile and conflict-affected situations, and specifically on coordination and coherence issues as well as financing modalities.
  • Senior Advisor at Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) | KPSRL Advisory Committee Member
    Sweta Velpillay
    Senior Advisor at Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) | KPSRL Advisory Committee Member

    Sweta Velpillay is a Senior Advisor at Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) and an independent consultant. She specializes in conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding with an emphasis on strategic programming and policy effectiveness. She supports organisations to improve their effectiveness in conflict contexts by conducting systems conflict analysis, designing coherent programmes, conducting applied research, mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and using collective impact methodologies. At CSP, she focuses on collaborations that aim to shift the power to enable greater local agency and power in peacebuilding. 

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Mid-Term Review of the Addressing Root Causes Fund (ARC)

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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We will discuss the findings and recommendations of Addressing Root Causes Fund MTR. The goal of the MTR has been to assess the programme’s relevance, coherence and efficiency, to learn what has worked and not worked, and to contribute to an understanding of the accountability of the ARC programme.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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  • Expert in the Design and Implementation of Complex Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Areas
    Rens Twijnstra
    Expert in the Design and Implementation of Complex Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Areas

    Dr. Rens Twijnstra is an expert in the design and implementation of complex monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems in fragile and conflict-affected areas, with 14 years of experience (more than half of which field-based). He has worked extensively with academics, policymakers and humanitarian/development practitioners in the field of humanitarian assistance and socio-economic recovery in fragile states.

  • Coordinator Addressing Root Causes Fund at the Dutch MFA
    George Monsanto
    Coordinator Addressing Root Causes Fund at the Dutch MFA

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Coordinator Addressing Root Causes Fund. Previously posted in: China, Pakistan and Rwanda

  • Senior Policy Researcher with the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Dutch MFA
    Rens Willems
    Senior Policy Researcher with the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Dutch MFA

    Dr. Rens Willems is Senior Policy Researcher with the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is one of the authors of the report “Less Pretension, More Realism”, which, among other things, looked at the tender phase of the ARC programme.

  • Head of Strategy and Organisational Development at Saferworld UK
    Madeline Church
    Head of Strategy and Organisational Development at Saferworld UK

    Madeline Church is the Head of Strategy and Organisational Development at Saferworld UK. She has 25 years of experience as an evaluator, facilitator, innovator, and organisational development professional and systems thinker in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, internal displacement and network/platform development. as it happens, and recording ‘in-time’ evidence to foster learning and adaptation.

  • Policy Advisor for Conflict Transformation at Oxfam Novib
    Maria van Ruiten
    Policy Advisor for Conflict Transformation at Oxfam Novib

    Maria van Ruiten is the Policy Advisor for Conflict Transformation at Oxfam Novib. She is an experienced peace and development specialist with a long track record in conflict-sensitive policy and programming. She worked twenty years for the EU, UN and peacebuilding NGOs in the South Caucasus, Russia, Afghanistan and Iran, where she supported projects for people affected by conflict.

  • Expert on International Policy Advice | Founder of SpringFactor Research & Consultancy | University Lecturer
    Marije Balt
    Expert on International Policy Advice | Founder of SpringFactor Research & Consultancy | University Lecturer

    Marije Balt is an expert on international policy advice, founder of SpringFactor research & consultancy and university lecturer. She now works for the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). Marije is a former Netherlands government diplomat with nearly 25 years of experience working in and with fragile regions in the Balkans and Africa and worked with the Dutch MFA's Stabilisation and Peacebuilding Unit (EFV). Most of her independent policy advice and evaluation work (2012-2020) was on contexts in Africa; for an overview check the website of SpringFactor.

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02:00 PM

Mainstreaming the Environmental Dimension of SRoL

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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This session will examine the environmental aspect of Security and Rule of Law, with a specific focus in conflict affected areas. It will bring to the fore the legal contours and actors shaping environmental SRoL during and after conflict and map the hindrances and opportunities for peace arising thereof.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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  • Ambassador and Senior Expert in Public International Law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
    Marja Lehto
    Ambassador and Senior Expert in Public International Law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

    Marja Lehto is Ambassador and Senior Expert in public international law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Adjunct Professor of international law, University of Helsinki. She is member of the UN International Law Commission and Special Rapporteur for the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts”. She has published on a broad range of international legal questions, including environmental questions, armed conflicts and terrorism.

  • Conflict Researcher and Consultant for the United Nations Development Program
    Eleanor Beevor
    Conflict Researcher and Consultant for the United Nations Development Program

    Dr Eleanor Beevor is a conflict researcher and consultant for the United Nations Development Program. She specialises in non-state armed groups and environmental protection in conflict. She previously worked as Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and as a writer for the Jordanian media site Al Bawaba.

  • Associate Professor at Leiden University
    Daniëlla Dam-de Jong
    Associate Professor at Leiden University

    Daniëlla Dam-de Jong is Associate Professor at Leiden University and Director of the LL.M. Regular Program at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. She has written and advised extensively on the international legal dimensions of environmental security, which involves international law in the field of peace & security, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international environmental law, international economic law and international criminal law.

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International Pathways to Local Justice in the Gambia

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Sexual violence in the Gambia is the microcosm through which this Session will explore how technology, interactivity, knowledge-sharing and mentorship can be used to harness the potential of local actors, and remain grounded in all aspects of local culture and ideas of justice, meet local needs and be locally owned.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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  • Barrister and the Secretary of Global Rights Compliance
    Ashley Jordana
    Barrister and the Secretary of Global Rights Compliance

    Ashley Jordana is a Canadian barrister and the Secretary of GRC Foundation, where she leads the Basic Investigative Standards (BIS) Initiative encompassing Syria, Yemen, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, The Gambia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Venezuela and Ukraine. Ashley is principally involved in training and capacitybuilding CSOs, national investigators and state institutions on processes of documentation, investigation and litigation in accordance with international standards, using the BIS App.

  • Founder and CEO of the NGO “Women in Liberation and Leadership”
    Fatou Baldeh MBE
    Founder and CEO of the NGO “Women in Liberation and Leadership”

    Fatou Baldeh MBE is the founder and CEO of the NGO “Women in Liberation and Leadership”, which works to address violence against women and girls in the Gambia and to provide psycho-social support for victims of sexual and gender-based violence. She holds a MSc. in Sexual and Reproductive Health and a BSc. in Psychology and Health.

  • State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice of The Gambia
    Naffie Sissoho Bangura
    State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice of The Gambia

    Naffie Sissoho Bangura is a State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice of The Gambia. She is a home-grown lawyer from The Gambia, where she completed her LLB and BL. She is an active member of the Female Lawyers Association Gambia and has been a human rights and gender-based violence activist for 13 years by volunteering with several youth organisations in her country.

  • Legal Consultant with Global Rights Compliance
    Ruby Axelson
    Legal Consultant with Global Rights Compliance

    Ruby Axelson is a Legal Consultant with Global Rights Compliance (‘GRC’). Her main area of focus is sexual and gender-based violence. She is engaged in the design and delivery of specialised aspects of GRC’s training and capacity building work, including for ‘the BIS - The Gambia’ Project. Ms Axelson is a Legal Assistant on a case before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

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03:30 PM

Justice for Women: Legal Empowerment & Social Accountability

03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
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Integration of Legal Empowerment (LE) and Social Accountability (SA) offers an innovative framework for advancing justice for women and girls. Through examining pilot experiences and lessons learned, this session will explore harnessing the potential of an integrated LESA approach to address emerging challenges in Security and Rule of Law (SROL).

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
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  • Program Development Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
    Zainab Malik
    Program Development Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

    Ms. Zainab Malik is a Program Development Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). She has over a decade of experience in legal practice, policy, advocacy and programming on Security and Rule of Law (SROL), human rights and gender equality.

  • Research Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
    Raffaella Pizzamiglio
    Research Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

    Ms. Raffaella Pizzamiglio is a Research Specialist at the International Development Law Organization. She holds a degree in international and European Law and an Advanced LLM in Peace, Justice and Development. Since 2015, she has conducted empirical and desk research to support evidence-based policy, advocacy and programming with a focus on human rights, the rule of law, facilitating access to justice in fragile and post-conflict settings, and advancing gender equality.

  • Legal Adviser, Health at International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
    Belice Odamna
    Legal Adviser, Health at International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

    Belice is a lawyer and health rights advocate with over a decade’s experience implementing programs on the right to health and HIV. She has hands on experience in community , national and international level experience in advocacy and litigation on socioeconomic and political issues that affect the promotion and protection of the right to health. She currently serves as a Legal Adviser, Health at IDLO.

  • Women, Children and PWDs Program Officer at Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC)
    Getrude Dyabene
    Women, Children and PWDs Program Officer at Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC)

    Getrude Dyabene is an Advocate with experience in public policy, litigation, women, child and PWD rights, gender and health issues. She has experience in community-mobilization and capacity-building on Human Rights, women and child rights and an understanding of HIV and law, legal-practice, gender, advocacy, Health and Human Rights in Tanzania. She is currently working with the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) as a Women, Children and PWDs Program Officer.

  • Director of Programmes at the Center for Health, Human rights and Development (CEHURD)
    Noor Nakibuuka Musisi
    Director of Programmes at the Center for Health, Human rights and Development (CEHURD)

    Ms. Noor Nakibuuka Musisi is a lawyer with special interest in health and related Human Rights. She holds a Master of laws degree from Makerere University and has 10 years’ experience in programme /project management, Research, Community empowerment, litigation and advocacy for health rights related cases including sexual and reproductive health rights cases, coalition building, and trainings. She is the Director of Programmes at the Center for Health, Human rights and Development (CEHURD).

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Empathizing with SSR policymakers on Knowledge Transfer

03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
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The session seeks to explore the question of how policy makers use knowledge from policy and academic research for their work on SSR. The overall aim of the session is to collect interesting, surprising and puzzling insights that can be used to redefine policy knowledge transfer in the future.

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Friday, 16 Oct 2020
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
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  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the KPSRL | Professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit
    Eboe Hutchful
    Member of the Advisory Committee of the KPSRL | Professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit

    Eboe Hutchful is a member of the Advisory Committee of the KPSRL, and Professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is co-founder and Executive Secretary of the African Security Sector Network (ASSN); in that position, he has been responsible for managing a pan-African network of SSRexperts and forging a high-level partnership with the AU, UN, and EU to build the AU’s SSR capabilities.

  • Programme Officer at Department of Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid, Dutch MFA
    Olivia Douwes
    Programme Officer at Department of Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid, Dutch MFA

    Ms. Olivia Douwes is a Programme Officer at Netherlands MFA, Department of Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid since March 2016. Working in the Stability & Security Division on Security Sector Reform and Humanitarian Mine Action. Academic background: Masters Development Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Bachelors Anthropology & Development Sociology at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • African Union Commission as a SSR Expert
    Jocelyne Nahimana
    African Union Commission as a SSR Expert

    Since 2016, Jocelyne Nahimana works for the African Union Commission as a SSR Expert. She assists theimplementation of the AU SSR Policy Framework and DDR Program. Before, she worked in Madagascar asconsultant and supported to draft the SSR Policy Paper. She has 17 years’ experience in Governance and SSRas former Programme Manager of Security Governance in Burundi; and as Representative of two international organizations (ABA-ROLI and AWEPA).

  • Diplomat | German Federal Foreign Office
    Christian Resch
    Diplomat | German Federal Foreign Office

    Christian Resch is a diplomat and works on co-ordination and strategies of Germany’s crisis engagement including SSR at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Before, he initiated Germany’s stabilization engagement in Somalia and was engaged in the comprehensive approach in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. In 2009, he established the German Embassy Office in Juba, where he experienced the start of an 180,000 troop demobilisation effort in Sudan.

  • Researcher at Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg
    Jessica Noll
    Researcher at Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg

    Since April 2020, Jessica Noll has been coordinating the project “Research and Knowledge Transfer Hub Security Sector Reform (SSR Hub) funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO). She is seconded to the FFO’s stabilisation unit. Jessica Noll is doing her doctorate at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg on the role of the Egyptian military in state and society. Her research took her to Egypt several times for longer stays. Before joining the IFSH, she worked for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Transparency International Defence and Security, the Project on Middle East Democracy and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

  • Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg
    Viktoria Vogt
    Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg

    Viktoria Vogt has been working as a researcher at the IFSH since February 2020 in the “Research and Transfer Office Security Sector Reform (SSR Hub)” project . The project is funded by the Federal Foreign Office and Viktoria is permanently seconded to the unit working on crisis prevention, stabilization and post- conflict rehabilitation. Next to her own research on unintended effects of SSR interventions, she provides research-based recommendations regarding security sector reform and governance. She studied in Berlin, Salzburg and Milan and has an MA in European Union Studies. After graduating, Viktoria Vogt worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Bocconi University in Milan on questions of comparative constitutional law. From 2017-2019 she worked as a rule of law consultant at the Federal Foreign Office.

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