07 Dec

ARC Global Closing Event

Organized by:Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law; Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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For the past decade, addressing the root causes of conflict and irregular migration through ’’bottom up’’ civil society engagement and fragile states has been a priority for Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The Addressing Root Causes fund(ARC fund-2016-2021) has been the latest centrally managed tender program that the MFA’s department for Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid (DSH) has launched and managed to this effect.

Beyond implementation, the ARC program had the ambition to build a community of practice in which members take collective responsibility for learning, reflect on common challenges, encourage innovation and develop a repertoire of collective resources (experiences, stories, tools etc.). Building from lessons learned as part of ARC implementation and learning related endeavors, regional learning symposiums have been organized by ARC partners in May 2022, in order to capitalize on experience from peace, security and justice programs through collaborative learning and knowledge sharing, to establish shared understanding on lessons learned and best practice, as well as analyze challenges and opportunities on dealing with addressing root causes of conflict and insecurity in the Great Lakes Region, Horn of Africa and Sahel Region.

Building from the said regional events, a global closing event will be organized in The Hague on December 7th and 8th, 2022 by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ), the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL) and ARC partners. The global event will offer space to discuss common lessons which can be learned across programs and how they could be fed into portfolio reflection for future programming and policy.

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The event will take place over two days, on December 7th and 8th, 2022. 


On December 7thsessions will be held online from 9:00AM to 1:15PM Hague Time.

On December 8th,  sessions will be held in-person in The Hague at Beeld en Geluid from 9:00AM to 5:00PM; with the possibility to participate remotely.

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Beeld en Geluid
Zeestraat 82, 2518 AD Den Haag
Concept Note