The private sector’s role in peacebuilding
IEP will feature alongside a range of NGOs and international organisations at this year’s Geneva Peace Week.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) will co-host a free, public event at Geneva Peace Week alongside the Quaker United Nations Office.
Anyone can register online to attend the session about the private sector’s role in sustaining peace.
IEP’s Director of Operations Europe and Middle East and North Africa Serge Stroobants will speak at the event and will be joined by Victoria Crawford from the World Economic Forum, Johannes Schreuder from PeaceNexus, with Joachim Monkelbaan from the Quaker United Nations Office as moderator.
Panellists will discuss the private sector’s role in conflict and sustaining peace including how private groups currently operate in the context of armed conflict, the particular strengths of the private sector in conflict and peacebuilding settings, the privatisation of peace and the wider global trend of privatising services and functions traditionally provided by the state or the international community.
The interactive session will include time for questions, and discussions in breakout groups.
Geneva Peace Week brings together the city’s many organisations and NGOs dedicated to international affairs and peacebuilding, and offers an opportunity to connect and highlight projects in the field, with a forum for dialogue and negotiation. Geneva Peace Week aims to break down professional silos in order to enable creative responses to violence, exclusion and insecurity.
To register for the event, please visit the Geneva Peace Week website.