Exits from War Economies: What Lessons for Peacebuilding in Syria? : Wednesday, 9 November, 8h30-13h00

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 8:30 - 13:00
Exits from War Economies: What Lessons for Peacebuilding in Syria? : Wednesday, 9 November, 8h30-13h00
Programme

Exits from War Economies: What Lessons for Peacebuilding in Syria?

Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform - Geneva, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
 This event is part of Geneva Peace Week 2016

What does the war economy mean for a future peace in Syria? What do we know about the effects of war economies on conflict endings and peacebuilding in other conflict zones? What lessons can we draw for the ongoing peace processes and for eventual ‘post-conflict’ peacebuilding in Syria? These questions frame the 9th Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform that aims to develop a nuanced and at the same time practical understanding about the implications of Syria’s war economy for current and future peace and peacebuilding processes.

Programme

8.30     Registration

9.00     Welcome and review of GPP activities in 2016

  • Mirjana Spoljaric, Ambassador, Head of the United Nations and International Organizations Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Keith Krause, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and Director of the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)
  •  Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

9.15     What does the war economy mean for a future peace in Syria? What do we know about the effects of war economies on conflict endings and peacebuilding in other conflict zones?

  • Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj, co-founder of the Syria Initiative of the of the Common Space Initiative, and consultant on urban planning, development and local governance, Beirut
  • David Keen, Professor of Complex Emergencies, London School of Economics, London
  • Tuesday Reitano, Head, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Geneva

11.00   Break

11.30   What lessons can we draw for the ongoing peace processes and for eventual ‘post-conflict’ peacebuilding in Syria?

  • Rim Turkmani, Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics, London
  • Andrew Ladley, Senior Advisor, MENA Region, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva
  • Alexandre Marc, Chief Specialist, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank, Washington D.C.

12.45   Closing remarks

  • Salvatore Pedulla, Senior Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Office of Special Envoy for Syria, Geneva

13.00   Light lunch sponsored by the Swiss Confederation, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva on the occasion of Geneva Peace Week

Selected resources on the war economy in Syria