On 12 September, CPPF organized a one-day, closed-door strategic discussion at the SSRC on Myanmar, in collaboration with the UN Department of Political Affairs. The expert meeting aimed to help brief the incoming Special Envoy on Myanmar of the UN Secretary-General, and was attended by high-level UN actors and experts on and from the region. The discussion focused primarily on the Rohingya crisis, the fragmented peace process, and supporting the country's democratization process. The meeting also touched on possible UN responses and entry points with the Myanmar government and civil society.
CPPF organized a one-day, closed-door meeting on gender and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean at the request of the UN Department of Political Affairs. The meeting brought together academics and practitioners on and from the region, with a diverse group of representatives from the UN, to examine the recent struggles for gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and how this impacts political agendas in the region. Although LAC has made significant strides towards the equality of women and LGBT population in recent years, a push by conservative movements across the region by what has been called “anti-rights” groups (echoing a world-wide phenomenon) has placed these issues squarely in the center of public discourse.
The APN, in partnership with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), held a two-day regional Media Training Workshop on the theme: “Improving Media Coverage of Conflict and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa.” The workshop, facilitated by APN Alumnus and NUST lecturer Dr. Admire Mare (IRG 2013), is part of a series of media practitioner training workshops organized by the APN, following earlier ones held in West and East Africa. It brought together journalists, media practitioners, and academics from Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Two additional APN Alumni, Dr. Rose Jaji (IRG 2017) and Dr. Stanley Tsarwe, participated and gave presentations at the workshop, which built on similar workshops organized by the APN in East and West Africa.
Abe Colloquium Talk by Brigid Schulte at the Japan Foundation, June 13th, 2018. Details: Work-Life Balance, Overwork, America-Japan Work Culture Comparison.
CPPF, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Horn of Africa. This off-the-record, high-level meeting examined current cross-cutting political, economic, and social trends, and worked towards a shared analysis on the Horn region's dynamic relationship with neighboring countries, the Gulf States, and the Red Sea. The discussion also aimed to help the UN develop a regional, system-wide strategy for the Horn of Africa.
CPPF Associate Director Renata Segura and CPPF Program manager Sabrina Stein launched the new CPPF report, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Public Health," while in Switzerland. On June 12, they presented their report at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern. The report was official launched on June 13, during a panel event in Geneva.