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April 11, 2022
8:30 am: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini - Keynote Speaker at PSA Annual International Conference 2022 (University of York)
April 11, 2022 –
Making Wars, Unmaking Peace; A Practitioner's Perspective on the Division of Power from Responsibility in the 21st Century - MBE Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
Speaker: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, LSE
Chair: Professor Nina Caspersen, University of York
As the Founder and Executive Director of ICAN Sanam Naraghi Anderlini has over two decades of experience as a peace strategist working globally on conflicts, crises and violent extremism with a mix of civil society, governments and the UN.
At ICAN she spearheads the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) comprising independent women-led organizations active in 40 countries globally, preventing violence and promoting peace, rights and pluralism. Under her leadership ICAN has developed the multi-donor Innovative Peace Fund (IPF) to channel resources to local women-led organizations preventing violent extremism (PVE) and peace building. Between 2015-18 the IPF disbursed over $2,000,000 in 26 countries.
In 2000, she was a civil society leader and drafter of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security and in 2011 she was the first Senior Expert on Gender and Inclusion on the UN’s Mediation Standby Team, working on Somalia, Libya and Syria among other cases.
Her current appointments include serving on the Steering Board of the UK’s National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security, the Commonwealth’s Panel of Experts on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), UNDP’s Civil Society Advisory Council and as adjunct professor at Columbia University. She was the 2014 recipient of the UN Association Perdita Huston Award for human rights and the 2016 Greeley Peace Scholar at the University of Massachusetts.
In December 2019, Ms. Anderlini received the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) award in recognition for her work and for services to international peacebuilding and women’s rights.
April 12, 2022
8:00 am: Nina Potarska at Panel Discussion on the Perspectives of Women, Girls and LGBTQI People from Ukraine (The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation)
April 12, 2022 –
8:00 - 9:30 (ET) / 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Invitation to Panel Discussion on the Perspectives of Women, Girls and LGBTQI People from Ukraine 12 April
Alice Bah Kuhnke, together with The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, wishes to invite you to a panel discussion on the needs and perspectives of women, girls and LGBTQI people from Ukraine, in the context of the ongoing war. Panellists will discuss the humanitarian needs of these groups, issues related to supporting feminist human rights defenders and civil society organisations, the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and feminist and LGBTQI perspectives in the current context.
The Ukrainian panellists include:
This will be followed by interventions from:
The panel will be moderated by Petra Tötterman Andorff, Secretary General of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation.
The panel discussion will be held remotely using Zoom on 12 April, 14:00 -15:30 Brussels time / 15:00 – 16:30 Kyiv time. Ukrainian and Russian interpretation will be available.
Please join us for this important discussion and register for the event here.
We will share connection details and a calendar invitation prior to the event.
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April 20, 2022
10:00 am: Wai Wai Nu at How Faith-based Peacebuilding Organizations are Navigating the Rise of Nationalism (AFP & ICRD)
April 20, 2022 –
10:00 - 11:30 (ET) / 15:00 - 16:30 (BST)
Recent years have seen an increase in influence of leaders, parties, and discourses that promote exclusionary nationalism. This growing influence can be seen manifested in the success of Marie Le Pen in the recent elections in France, the "America First" policies promoted by the former US president Donald Trump, the military coup in Myanmar.
This rise of nationalism has had an impact on faith-based peacebuilding organizations and their efforts to build solidarity, and social cohesion, and promote pluralism, diversity, and social justice. In this webinar, we will hear from practitioners about how they are navigating the rise of exclusionary nationalism. We will learn about the strategies they are using to continue to promote inclusion, pluralism and solidarity during a challenging era.
Speakers will include:
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April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022 –
13:00 - 17:00 (ET) / 19:00 - 23:00 (CET)
Join Devex on Monday, April 25, for a live broadcast of Seat at the table: A Devex Dish event. This event will feature a series of conversations with policymakers, funders, corporate execs, and civil society leaders on the actions necessary to transform the global food system and to combat hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity around the world.
These discussions come at a time when the topic of food systems reform is more pressing than ever. Global hunger numbers — which had already been moving in the wrong direction — are skyrocketing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated by climate change and conflict.
How exactly will financial commitments materialize, and what mechanisms are in place to track performance and success? What data is needed to provide successful, sustained progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 2 of ending hunger? How can the world take advantage of the opportunity to "build back better" after the pandemic to ensure food system transformation?
We’ll discuss these questions and more as we explore the role of finance, technology, and policy in global food systems solutions. Conversations will center on the following themes:
• The role of foreign policy in the fight against global malnutrition.
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