On 19 November 2021, CPPF convened an expert briefing on Somalia with Amb. James Swan, the UN Secretary-General’s Representative in Somalia.
The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) programs held their joint virtual fellows Research Methods Workshop from September 28-30, 2021. The workshop featured activities ranging from keynote lectures by leading scholars, cohort/thematic workshop and one-on-one mentoring sessions, and a joint fellows discussion panel. The opening address at the workshop was given by Cyril Obi, the program director of the APN and Next Gen programs, followed by welcome remarks by Ron Kassimir, the SSRC’s Vice President of Programs, and an introduction of fellows and facilitators by Duncan Omanga, the program …
On 8-9 September 2021, at the request of the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, CPPF convened an expert brainstorming on climate change, peace, and security in the MENA region. The two-day workshop aimed to supplement an ongoing UN initiative to create an interagency task force on climate change, peace, and security in the region.
On 28 July 2021, CPPF convened a workshop titled “Climate Change, Peace and Security in Central Africa.” The workshop aimed to strengthen a shared understanding of climate-related peace and security risks in the sub-region and promote collaboration among relevant stakeholders in support of a new Climate, Peace and Security project led by the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).
On 26, 28 July, and 2 August 2021, CPPF held an expert brainstorming series for the UN on the deepening crisis in Myanmar. The three workshops brought together scholars, civil society leaders, and UN officials to discuss national, regional, and geopolitical dynamics and explore policy options for the international community.
On April 22 2021, CPPF convened its third workshop on the demobilization and reintegration of armed groups in the Great Lakes region to support the World Bank, the United Nations, and the DRC government’s stabilization strategy. The internal meeting included members from the World Bank and the United Nations.
On 12 March 2021, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), CPPF convened a workshop to discuss climate-related security risks in the Andean region. The workshop brought together regional experts, representatives from the UNDP, and other UN Agencies, Country Teams to discuss climate security with a particular focus on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.