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Slovenia

Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

By the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

R2P focal point meeting in Slovenia


US Institute of Peace, Washington DC

Organized By : International Security Sector Advisory Team

By ISSAT

Learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society 


iHub, Nairobi

Organized By : Sentinel Project

By the Sentinel Project and iHub Research

 

You are invited to join us and discuss the role of mobile technology in managing dangerous misinformation. Come learn more at the Una Hakika meetup during the morning of 14 April 2015 at iHub, Nairobi (further details are below).

Una Hakika is a partnership between the Sentinel Project and iHub Research with funding from the International Development Research Centre which uses mobile phones to monitor and counter conflict-linked misinformation in Kenya’s Tana Delta. Our research has found that both “organic” rumours and deliberately-spread disinformation contribute to significant distrust, fear, hatred, and instability in the area, sometimes relating to intercommunal conflict. After one year of operation, we are now an increasingly trusted source of neutral, accurate information which reduces the influence of rumours and the risk of violence. Now we are looking to Una Hakika’s future in the Tana Delta, across Kenya, and even beyond.

Do you want to hear more about our work, our successes, and our challenges? Do you want to understand the link between technology misinformation and peace? You are welcome to come meet our team, members of the Tana Delta community, and join us as we discuss Una Hakika’s story and future.

 
Time - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Location - iHub, 4th floor, Bishop Magua Centre
 
RSVP - By replying to this email or registering here.


Washington DC, USA

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

8-10 April

This course is tailored to mid- to senior-level U.S. practitioners engaged in the design and implementation of comprehensive atrocities prevention and response strategies. It represents a first step towards a larger training and applied research initiative in support of US policy development in this field. Participants will include members of the US Atrocities Prevention Board. By the end of the three-day program, participants will be empowered to: 1) Grasp the normative and institutional framework of US and international atrocity prevention; 2) Identify early warning signs and assess the risk of atrocity crimes; and 3) Design a holistic strategy, including the full array of early prevention and crisis management tools, to address the risk or occurrence of atrocity crimes in various conflict contexts.


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Organized By : Stanley Center for Peace and Security

25-27 March  

Ten years after the 2005 World Summit, an international effort is underway to review progress and chart a path forward for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). While taking stock of R2P's evolution is vital, equal, if not more attention must be given to developing an ambitious vision for the decade ahead. Our intention with this dialogue is to move the discussion of R2P's future from brainstorming to more concrete recommendations of forward-looking priorities.

Among other things, the conference will examine the role of R2P in the most difficult situations such as those involving armed nonstate actors, challenging geopolitical dynamics, and governments not fully in control of their territories. Special attention will be paid to R2P as a preventive tool as well as the institutional opportunities for strengthening mass atrocity prevention and responses.

The conference sessions will be informal, off the record, and directed toward the development of pragmatic policy recommendations.

Invitation Only
Contact:
Jennifer Smyser
563-264-1500