Geneva Peace Week - Event Registration


How Local Actors Protect Civilians and Build Peace
in the Midst of War

International Peace Institute, Peace Direct and Nonviolent Peaceforce

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Date & Time: 7 November, 2018, 14:30-15:45
Location: Palais des Nations, Room VIII

Although there is growing recognition that peacebuilding must be locally led, priorities for peacebuilding are often set without adequately consulting or incorporating local knowledge and expectations, ignoring the influence and reach of local civil society organizations.

To elevate the voices of local actors and their innovative approaches to fostering sustainable peace, the International Peace Institute (IPI), Peace Direct and Nonviolent Peaceforce invite you to a panel discussion, featuring three local peacebuilders, each operating in unique and complex contexts.

This is a rare opportunity for policy makers and international practitioners to hear directly from people acting on the ground. Join the discussion and learn how the international community can better support local peacebuilders.

With questions please contact:
Kristina Preiksaityte

After registering for this event, you will still need to register to access the Palais des Nations, the UNOG building where the event will take place. Please follow the directions on the next page, or in the email that will be sent to you.


Ana Glenda Tager Rosado

Currently is the General Director of Alianza para la Paz (APAZ). Prior to this role, Ana was the Regional Director of Interpeace Latin America for 11 years. She has over 15 years of experience in issues related with security sector reform, violence reduction, vulnerable youths (youth gangs and sports clubs), conflict transformation, resilience and peacebuilding. She coordinates multi-stakeholder dialogues in seven countries of the Central American region, Haiti, Chiapas Mexico and Colombia. She also has experience working woth regional organizaions such as the Central America Integration System (SICA) and the Organization of American States (OAS). She has published a range of diverse articles on private security, security sector reform, citizenship security, intelligence, violence prevention, youth gangs, illegal actors and conflicts in Central America.

Anyway Mutetwa


Anyway is the Executive Director of Envision Zimbabwe Women's Trust (EZWT), a local conflict tranformation and women's rights organization based in Zimbabwe. He has over 10 years of experience working in human rights, peacebuilding and development in Zimbabwe. As part of its work to protect and promote women's rights and end the culture of violence across communities, EZWT is working with traditional leaders and police in violene prevention. 

Anyway has previously worked as a Senior Human Rights and Governance Programmes Officer for the National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (NANGO). NANGO is the largest umbrella organization in Zimbabwe with a membership of over 700 NGOs working on various thematic areas including human rights and peace building. His educational backgroun includes an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from University of Sussex and Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the National University of Science and Technology-Zimbabwe.

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