WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

07 March 2018 - 13:00 - 14:30
Bruno Nazim Baroni, Shada Islam, Makiko Kubota, Clare Moody, Sandra Oelke
Introduction

This event is part of our Development Policy Forum (DPF), which brings together a number of important development actors, including the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations and the World Bank. Reflecting the growing role of the private sector in development, the DPF has now welcomed Coca-Cola to the forum. The DPF contributes to the global and European conversation on inclusive development. Through its activities and publications, the DPF reflects the rapidly-changing global debate on growth and development and seeks to encourage a multi-stakeholder, fresh, up-to-date thinking on the multiple challenges facing the development community.

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The Development Policy Forum (DPF) led by Friends of Europe brings together a number of crucial development actors. This includes the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations, the World Bank and Coca-Cola to contribute to the global and European conversation on development.

Programme
12.30 - 13.00

Networking & registration

13.00 - 14.30

National and international peace talks routinely exclude women despite their key role in peace-building and ensuring sustained stability. Despite stereotypical images of women as passive victims of war, women are largely active in the informal spheres, at community and civil society levels, beneath the radar of the international community and the traditional peace and security framework. Although traditional efforts by governments and nongovernmental organisations to combat radicalisation typically focus on reaching out to political or religious leaders—who are predominantly male—recent research shows that antiterrorism messages are effectively disseminated throughout families and communities by women, who are well placed to challenge extremist narratives in homes, schools, and social environments, and have particular influence among young populations. 

  • What are the key benefits of including women in national and international peace and security negotiations?
  • Why is there a need for increased female participation in the security sector?
  • How can women play a more active role in combating radicalisation?

Speakers include
Bruno Nazim Baroni, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation at AVSI Foundation, South Sudan
Makiko Kubota, Senior Advisor on Gender and Development at JICA Tokyo
Clare Moody, European Parliament Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence; and rapporteur on “EU fund for gender equality
Sandra Oelke, Advisor on Security, Peace and Disaster Risk Management at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 

Moderated by
Shada Islam, Director of Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe

14.30

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Speakers
Bruno Nazim Baroni
Head of Monitoring and Evaluation at AVSI Foundation, South Sudan
In conflict-torn South Sudan, Bruno Nazim Baroni spearheads the monitoring of AVSI Foundation’s projects on women and security, supporting local peace committees and gender-based violence prevention. He also leads the crafting and realization of socio-economic research, encouraging vulnerable women to engage in agriculture in partnership with community leaders’ families as a means to increase female economic weight and voice. Throughout his career as an evaluator, Baroni has supported government agencies and multilateral organisations to gear initiatives of local economic development toward the needs, and in line with the constraints and opportunities, of vulnerable women and adolescents. 
Shada Islam
Director Europe & Geopolitics
Shada Islam is responsible for policy oversight of Friends of Europe’s initiatives, activities and publications. She has special responsibility for issues related to the Future of Europe, Migration, the Asia Programme and the Development Policy Forum. Shada is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Natolin) where she teaches Asia-Europe relations. She has been named as one of twenty most influential women in Brussels by Politico. Shada is the former Europe correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and has previously worked on Asian and Migration issues at the European Policy Centre. She is one of the authors of Friends of Europe’s much-read “Frankly Speaking” commentary and is sought after as a speaker, commentator, columnist and moderator at high-level European and global events. Shada also continues to write on EU foreign and security policy, EU-Asia relations and trade and development issues for leading Asian, European and international publications and academic journals.
Makiko Kubota
Senior Advisor on Gender and Development at JICA Tokyo
Makiko Kubota provides advisory and technical support to JICA operations on gender equality and women’s empowerment. She has been engaged in various field projects in Asia, Africa and Central America to address sexual and gender based violence, social protection, women’s economic empowerment, and political participation and leadership. Prior to this position, she served as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan focusing on building the ministry’s capacity to promote gender responsive reconstruction and peacebuilding processes. Kubota is also a member of the evaluation committee for Japan’s National Action Plan on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. 
Clare Moody
European Parliament Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence; and rapporteur on “EU fund for gender equality”
Parallel to her leading position within the European Parliament, Clare Moody sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. Her work within all of these committees has focussed on the wide variety of issues facing women and security, including addressing the gender pay gap; women’s health and education; and supporting gender mainstreaming in the EU budget through her 2017 report on “EU funds for Gender Equality”. Moody has extensive political experience, including working as an advisor to Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown at No 10.    
Sandra Oelke
Advisor on Security, Peace and Disaster Risk Management at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
As an advisor on security, Sandra Oelke was recently at the forefront of the implementation of the German strategy “Development for Peace and Security”. Previously, Oelke was a Planning Officer at the Security Sector Reform where she was responsible for a plethora of areas such as project planning and advising in the fields of Security Policy; Stabilization; Preventive Violent Extremism and Small Arms Control. In addition, Oelke was programme manager at East African Standby Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM), where she was involved in the steering and standardization of training activities in the field of Conflict Prevention and Gender.  
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