From Peace Projects to Peace Politics


torsdag 18. februar 2010, kl. 09:00

Sal: Nedjma

Arrangør: Kvekerhjelp

Inngang: Billett

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How can we contribute to peace by connecting lessons learnt from positive local projects to political decision-makers?

Since the 90s Kvekerhjelp has supported a peace and reconciliation programme called the Change Agent Peace Programme (CAPP). Local groups in Rwanda, Burundi and East Congo have developed their own training methodology allowing local communities to analyse their own problems and then receive training on how to deal with them. The activities are clearly successful at the grassroots level, but do they lead to long lasting change? Do decision-makers at national, regional and international levels know about this success? And would they listen if they were told?
The seminar will focus on panel discussions and contributions from the audience.

To assist us we have:

Bridget Butt, Levy Ndikumana, Jacinta Makokha, Mkoko Boseka, Marcelin Sizeli and Elizabeth Kabankaya representing CAPP partners in Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo and Kenya and Kvekerhjelp’s partner; Change Agents for Peace International (CAPI)

Rachel Brett, Representative for Human Rights and Refugees at the Quaker UN office in Geneva

Ingrid Fiskaa, State secretary at the Ministry of the Environment and International Development

Martina Weitsch, Representative/Head of Office of the Quaker Council for European Affairs in Brussels

On friday

Jan Egeland, director of NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International

Carne Ross from Independent Diplomat