Great Lakes (Geneva)

In partnership with the Government of Switzerland and the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, CPPF convened the 4th Special Envoy Expert Retreat, in Geneva, from 27-28 February 2019. The expert workshop brought together a dozen Special Envoys and Special Representatives working on the Great Lakes region, as well as experts on and from the Great Lakes. They were joined by international decision makers from regional institutions, member states, and peace operations. The retreat primarily explored the role of the private sector, as well as regional mechanisms, in conflict prevention for the Great Lakes region.