• 1.Sudan (Khartoum)

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    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Central African Republic (New York)

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    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Horn of Africa (Nairobi)

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

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    , 7:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.Mali (New York)

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.Central African Republic (New York)

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.IGAD-UN Deliberate on Developments in the Horn of Africa (Djibouti)

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.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.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.Sudan (New York)

    On February 5, CPPF convened a one-day, closed-doors expert workshop on Sudan, which brought together UN officials and Sudan experts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Sudan, as well as current conflict dynamics. The meeting was held at the Penn Club of New York.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Central African Republic (New York)

    At the request of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, CPPF and the UVC collaboratively organized a meeting on "Security Sector Reform in the Central African Republic (CAR)." The meeting, held at the Penn Club of New York, was attended by representatives from the CAR defense ministry, officials from UN Headquarters, MINUSCA (the UN peacekeeping mission in CAR), Central African scholars, and international experts on reforming security forces. The closed-door session also delved into topics such as reintegration of ex-combatants and recommendations for UN engagement.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.Horn of Africa (New York)

    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.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.Mali (New York)

    On 16 February 2018, CPPF convened a small, off-the-record meeting on Mali at the request of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The meeting brought together senior UN policymakers, both in New York and Bamako, and a number of experts working in and on Mali, to brief the team charged with the Independent Strategic Review of MINUSMA. The discussion took stock of the current state of implementation of the peace agreement, the deteriorating security conditions and their implications for MINUSMA’s work, as well as challenges and opportunities for the future of MINUSMA.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.Burundi (Maputo)

    In partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, CPPF hosted an off-the-record brainstorming session on Burundi to look at the current state of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue, mediation challenges encountered at the multiple layers of governance, and opportunities for the UN to help build internal system coherence on the country. This high-level meeting, which took place from 8-9 February in Maputo, Mozambique, also helped inform the new Special Envoy and Resident Coordinator of Burundi.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 14.Southern Africa (Maputo)

    At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting with experts from the region on 5-6 February 2018, to discuss cross-cutting issues in Southern Africa with a view to feeding into a UN regional strategy of intervention. During the meeting, which took place in Maputo, Mozambique, an analysis of particular cases (including Namibia, Angola and Zimbabwe) were also conducted with the aim of assessing risks associated with transitions and overall preparedness for the region to respond to related challenges. The two-day, off-the-record meeting was attended by numerous Resident Coordinators from the region.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.Great Lakes Region of Africa (Geneva)

    On 27-28 June 2017, the Government of Switzerland and the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa convened the Special Envoy Expert Retreat, in partnership with CPPF. This meeting, held under Chatham House rule, endeavored to take stock and reach a shared understanding on recent peace and security trends in the region, including developments related to illegal armed groups and ongoing political dialogues and electoral processes; to assess the risk of human rights violations and mass atrocities, and identify the actors and triggers that might lead to more widespread violence across the Great Lakes Region; and to develop concrete recommendations on how to overcome current challenges, and what avenues for compromise and joint action might exist.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 16.African Union–UN Cooperation (New York)

    On 14 June 2017, CPPF, in partnership with the UVC, Security Council Report, and the World Peace Foundation, co-hosted an event on “AU-UN Cooperation in Peace Operations.” This was an occasion to launch the May 2017 Special Issue of the African Security Review, which focused on African Peace Mission and Security Sector Governance. A number of the authors presented their articles, including CPPF Deputy Director, Tatiana Carayannis, who spoke to lessons from the Central African Republic.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 17.Horn of Africa (New York)

    On 12 - 13 June 2017, CPPF facilitated an expert brainstorming on the Horn of Africa Region at Greentree Estate in Manhasset, New York. The meeting, held under the Chatham House rule, brought together United Nations policymakers from the Secretariat and the region together with independent experts to discuss evolving regional dynamics and to help the UN think through a regional strategy for the Horn.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 18.Libya (Geneva)

    CPPF organized a two day meeting on Libya to examine the work of the UN in the country and consider the architecture of future engagement. The meeting brought together key stakeholders from the UN system as well as experts on and from Libya.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 19.Central African Republic (New York)

    The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR. The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 20.Great Lakes Region of Africa (Nairobi)

    The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Experts at the two-day workshop were drawn from academia, policy circles and civil society, including women, youth and private sector organizations with the aim to examine the current state of play in the region, define common approaches and methods for effective collaboration and communication, and identify strategic priorities for enhanced regional and international engagement.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 21.Middle East and North Africa (Geneva)

    CPPF organized a two-day meeting in Geneva that brought together 13 UN Resident Coordinators from the region, from Morocco to Iran. The meeting took stalk of the political developments since the 2011 uprisings, examined the social and development challenges facing the region today, and identified entry points for the UN from a local and regional perspective.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 22.Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    On 5 December, CPPF convened a brainstorming to help inform a strategic review of the United Nations engagement in the DRC in light of the constitutional crisis and pending mandate renewal for MONUSCO. The discussion was based on a scenario paper produced by CPPF, which helped the UN system examine the implications of possible scenarios on MONUSCO’s mandate.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 23.Ethiopia (New York)

    CPPF held a small expert brainstorming on Ethiopia on 10-11 November 2016. The meeting assessed the recent protests and unrest in the country, and helped develop UN strategy.

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 24.Central African Republic (New York)

    CPPF convened a brainstorming on the Central African Republic that aimed to analyze past and present approaches to Security Sector Reform (SSR), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), and efforts towards accountability and reconciliation in the conflict affected country.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 25.Eritrea Briefing for the Swiss Foreign Ministry (New York)

    On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York. On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events